Change The Server Collation after installation


After you finish installation for SQL server may be you want to change the Server collation or database Collation so leat’s see what will we do if we want to make this :

1- if you want to know what’s your database collation know

SELECT name, collation_name

FROM sys.databases WHERE name = ‘test’   — put your database name here

2- If you want to get a list of all available collations on the server using

SELECT * FROM ::fn_helpcollations()

3- Alter Database Collation

ALTER DATABASE test           — put your database name here

COLLATE Arabic_CI_AS        — replace with whatever collation you need

4- IF you want to know what’s your server collation

SELECT SERVERPROPERTY (‘Collation’)

Enable xp_cmdshell using sp_configure


—- To allow advanced options to be changed.

EXEC sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1

GO

—- To update the currently configured value for advanced options.

RECONFIGURE

GO

—- To enable the feature.

EXEC sp_configure ‘xp_cmdshell’, 1

GO

—- To update the currently configured value for this feature.

RECONFIGURE

GO