In this edition of Reading list for the week, I am presenting you with some of the Microsoft KB articles which were updated recently.
- How to use Kerberos authentication in SQL Server – In this article we learn how Kerberos authentication works and how we can configure SQL Server to use it.
- SQL Server databases can be configured to grow and shrink automatically. The questions like “whether to configure Auto Grow/Shrink?”, “what will be performance impacts” are answered in details in Considerations for the “autogrow” and “autoshrink” settings in SQL Server article. This one is a must read for every DBA.
- SQL Server Denali introduces a new feature called Product Update. This feature ensures that all the latest updates are applied to SQL Server instance at the time of installation. The Product Update feature can also make use of the Windows Update to get the latest updates for SQL Server. This article explains how to troubleshoot issues with Product Update when it is dependent on Windows Update.