The goal of the DBA Virtual Chapter is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.
Next Meeting

Wed, Jul 08 2015 12:00 Mountain Daylight Time

Central Management Server and Multi-Server Administration – sponsored by Dell Software


Central Management Server and Multi-Server Administration – sponsored by Dell Software

Two of the most under-utilized management features of SQL Server are the Central Management Server and the SQL Agent Multi-Server Administration tools. The CMS is a powerful little tool creates a catalog of servers that allows you to execute any query or script against multiple servers at the same time. The SQL Agent Multi-Server Administration (MSX) tool allows you to create a SQL Agent job on one server and then deploy it to multiple servers instantly. When used in conjunction with each other, you have a powerful set of features that make managing your enterprise a lot simpler. SQL Server MVP Mike Hillwig will show you how to deploy these two powerful features right out of the box without writing a single line of PowerShell code.

SQL Server MVP Mike Hillwig is a Native Pittsburgher and resident of the Boston suburbs. He's a senior DBA for a provider of private cloud-based solutions for the financial industry He's been working with SQL Server since version 7. He's got a background in infrastructure and networking. In his current role, Mike's portfolio of SQL servers grows weekly, sometimes daily. He's quite passionate about automating administrative tasks.

The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VC?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley,

Future Meetings

July 22: Noon Eastern

August 12: Noon Mountain