Since database are usually designed in development environments, migrating changes over to other environments (e.g. QA and production) is not a trivial task.  This is because SQL Server does not have any built-in tools to compare database schemas.  There are quite a few third-party tools that would make your life easier, most notably, Red Gate’s SQL… Read More


One thing I figured while cloning a VHD is that when you start the cloned VM for the first time, make sure that you do not log on to the domain. Logon to the local machine first and run NEWSID to rename the computer and assign it a new SID. Failure to do so creates… Read More


I came across this great time-saver tool called Command Prompt Explorer Bar that allows you to display command prompt window within Windows Explorer, with it’s current directory already set to the path you are browsing in the Explorer. It also has some neat little features such as a script menu that allows you to run… Read More


It’s kind of ironic that soon after I finished writing a log viewer for my log4Net XML logs, I came across this universal log parsing tool by Microsoft called Log Parser 2.2. I started playing with it and it seems pretty good at what it does. You can create nice looking HTML reports and even… Read More