A few months ago, I wrote a blog which tells us reasons about why we should use tools provided with the product rather than generic tools. Yeah, I am talking about services.msc vs. SQL Server Configuration manager.
SQL SERVER – Login Failed. The Login is From an Untrusted Domain and Cannot be Used with Windows Authentication
In SQL Server, there are error few messages which can be caused due to multiple reasons. One of the famous example is “Login Failed for User” error message. If you have seen this earlier, you would know that this message can come due to incorrect user name, incorrect password, incorrect database and many more other reasons. Whenever I see login failed, I look at SQL Server ERRORLOG to see the exact cause.
SQL SERVER – Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk. Sfc.EnumeratorException: Failed to Retrieve Data for This Request
If you work with a product for a long time, you would start loving it. I have worked with many other RDBMS, but my love to SQL Server will never die. The amount of information available in logs is very helpful and can help in pointing the exact issue related to retrieve data.
SQL SERVER – Errorlog The Server was Unable to Initialize Encryption Because of a Problem with a Security Library
One of my client was trying to start SQL Service and it was failing. I asked to hare ERRORLOG so that we will get some idea about the cause. Here is the information from ERRORLOG file.