MSSQLTips: Tip #51 – Alerts and Notifications for SQL Server Login, Database User and Role Membership Changes

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SQL Server security monitoring is a critical part of the Database Administrator’s job. Some security related alerts could be setup very easy, but others require third-party tools or extra steps to setup. For example, SQL Server Audit can be used to monitor logins or users modification, but it requires audit log review. We would like to get real-time alerts every time a login or a user is created or added to a server or a database role, how can this be done?

In this tip we will provide steps and scripts for setting up WMI alerts and jobs responding to these alerts to monitor the creation and removal of users and logins as well as server and database roles membership changes.

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “Alerts and Notifications for SQL Server Login, Database User and Role Membership Changes“.

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MSSQLTips: Tip #48 – SQL Server Database Mail Health Check with Policy Based Management

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Email alerting is an important feature that helps to automate a lot of Database Administration tasks. How can we be sure that Database Mail works properly? If there is email problem there is no another email that will notify us of an issue and it could be days before we realize that there is a problem.

In this tip we will provide a solution to check all of your servers for the different types of Database Mail issues. We are going to use Policy-Based Management (PBM) to perform these checks.

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “SQL Server Database Mail Health Check with Policy Based Management“.

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MSSQLTips: Tip #47 – SQL Server Database Mail Health Check for all SQL Servers

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Most of the SQL Server DBAs will agree that we rely on email alerts too much. Tasks are automated, we have emails notifying us of failed jobs, of errors, etc. But how can we be sure that emails are always sent? If there is an email problem there is not another email that will notify us of an issue and it could be days before we realize that there is a problem.

In this tip we will provide a solution to monitor all of your servers for the different types of Database Mail issues. We will provide a T-SQL script that is executed with a PowerShell script. The PowerShell script can be scheduled to run on a Central Management Server (CMS) or another SQL Server. In our example we will run it once a day to check the Database Mail health, but you can modify it and run it every hour or as often as you need.

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “SQL Server Database Mail Health Check for all SQL Servers“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #20 – Monitor SQL Server Master Database Changes with WMI Alerts

In this new tip you will find out how to setup monitoring of the master database and get real time notifications when the new objects created there.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Monitor SQL Server Master Database Changes with WMI Alerts“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #18 – Using Policy Based Management for SQL Server Availability Groups Data Loss Alerts

This tip is again on my favorite topic – Policy Based Management.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Using Policy Based Management for SQL Server Availability Groups Data Loss Alerts“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #16 – Several Methods to collect SQL Server Stored Procedure Execution History

In this tip you can learn about stored procedures execution history monitoring.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Several Methods to collect SQL Server Stored Procedure Execution History“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #15 – Automated collection of SQL Server database connections for monitoring

Here is a tip about automated monitoring of the high number of SQL Server connections.

Please read my latest MSSQL Tip: “Automated collection of SQL Server database connections for monitoring“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #14 – Using WMI alerts to import SQL Server Default Trace events

And another tip about WMI alerts use.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Using WMI alerts to import SQL Server Default Trace events“.

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MSSQL Tips: Tip #13 – Monitor SQL Server Database File Growth with WMI Alerts

In this tip you can find another example of WMI alerts use.

Please read the latest MSSQL Tip: “Monitor SQL Server Database File Growth with WMI Alerts“.

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