• March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Step 3: Check for SQL registrations

    Learn how to check for SQL Server registrations in this SQL Server patch management guide.

  • March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Step 2: Perform an active scan

    Learn how to probe your network looking for SQL Servers instances in this SQL Server patch management guide.

  • March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Step 6: Directly request version information

    Learn how to directly request the version information from the SQL Server instance in this SQL Server patch management guide.

  • March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Step 1: Map your network

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  • March 21, 2005 21 Mar'05

    Step-by-Step Guide: How to patch SQL Server

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    Security is the catch word for SQL Server's sequel

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  • March 02, 2005 02 Mar'05

    Date defends relational model

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  • February 09, 2005 09 Feb'05

    SQL Server security tips, part 2

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    Learning Guide: SQL Server security 2

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  • February 09, 2005 09 Feb'05

    Web services, BI fuel DBA job market

    Get the scoop on a group of highly specialized areas that are breathing some new life into a tired DBA job market.

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    Microsoft hypes BI, adds reporting tools for end users

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