Tag Archives: SQL Server

Windows 11 may bricks MSSQL server instances; no longer executable

[German]Windows 11 seems to be becoming a challenge for many people because of problems with drivers and software at all corners. A blog reader alerted me to a particular problem on a customer's machine. There, an MSSQL Server instance can … Continue reading

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Hackers infects thousands of MS SQL servers with backdoors

[German]Unknown hackers are running a campaign (running since May 2018) against Microsoft SQL-Server. The group succeeds in providing thousands of these SQL servers with a backdoor every day. There seems to be a whole botnet of infected SQL servers running … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

SQL Server 2019 CU 2 breaks SQL Server Agent

[German]Nasty  surprise for administrators of Microsoft SQL Server 2019 who install the cumulative update 2 of February 13, 2020. This can kill the SQL Server Agent. Advertising

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Patch RCE vulnerability CVE-2020-0618 on your Microsoft SQL-Server!

[German]Another urgent request to Microsoft SQL server administrators to patch the vulnerability CVE-2020-0618. An exploit has been discovered that allows remote code execution (RCE). Advertising

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End of Life for Microsoft products (April 9, 2019, July 9, 2019)

On tomorrow's patchday, April 9, 2019, some Microsoft Windows versions will receive security updates for the last time and reach the 'End of Life'. The same is true for some SQL Server products that will be dropped from support in … Continue reading

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FYI: End of Support for Windows 7, SQL-Server 2008 and more

At the end of the year, a brief outlook on various Microsoft products that will be dropped from support in 2019 or January 2020. This leaves a few months to plan the migration to successor products. Advertising

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August patchday: Confusion over SQL Server 2014 SP2

[German]Currently Microsoft has left some confusion regarding the August 2018 security updates for the SQL server. In other words, SQL Server 2014 SP2 is not included in the updates. Here are some details. Advertising

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