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Is it possible to check if scripts have been run against a 2008 SQL database.
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by:Wasim Akram Shaik
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If an audit is created and enabled, you can read it though.

You can read the Windows event logs by using the Event Viewer utility in Windows. For file targets, you can use either the Log File Viewer in SQL Server Management Studio or the fn_get_audit_file function to read the target file.

read this to find out more


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd392015%28v=sql.100%29.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280386.aspx
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by:Sid_F
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Event viewer is vague. Can I specifically view if a script has been run against a database if the database has been setup with default options. I'm not sure if audit is default?
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Please define 'script'..

But I would guess that you should take a look at server-side traces: Introducing SQL Trace.

Or a slightliy better overview (SQL Server 2005, but applies also to 2008): Server-Side Tracing and Collection.
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by:Scott Pletcher
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No.  There is a default trace (unless you explicitly disabled it) but it is pretty lightweight.

When you think of the enormous overhead to create a record of all scripts run(!), you can see why SQL doesn't do that.
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