How To Fix SQL Server TCP Port is Already in Use Error After July 2018 Updates

The Microsoft Windows Updates for July 2018 have been riddled with issues (Azure AD Connect Sync Health High CPU, Exchange Server 2010 Mail Flow Issues and DHCP Failover Issues just to name a few). Another error that users have been experiencing has been with Microsoft SQL Server saying "TCP Port is already in use". Microsoft [...]

By |2018-08-01T11:16:07+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New Cerber Ransomware Switches To A Random Extension And Ends Database Processes

A new variant of the Cerber ransomware kills common database-related processes like those of the MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL servers to encrypt files. The most notable change is the switch from the static .Cerber3 extension for encrypted files to a random 4 character extension, the use of a HTA file as the ransom note, [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:22+00:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How-To Write SQL Server Audit Events To Windows Security Log

There are a few options you have if you want to enable audit logging on Microsoft SQL Server. You can write the logs to a .sqlaudit file, but you cannot open these in a simple text editor like Notepad. You would have to use the SQL Log Viewer. In my case, I needed a way [...]