Knowledge Transfer Checklist between SQL DBA's

There is a knowledge Transfer happening between old SQL Server DBA  team and new SQL Server DBA team. I'm just thinking to prepare a KT Checklist for SQL Server, so that this will act as a document, and useful for operational purpose..

Unfortunately old team does not have any documentation of SQL server, setup, managing,etc. so want to start Scratch.. any guidance, what are the key topics, configuration items, should i cover.. pls share your expertise.. it will be helpful for me to ask the New SQL DBA team to digout and get documented many thing on only DBA Part.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
The most important thing is to save all SQL Server and SQL Agent service account passwords.
Then, for each SQL Server instances, get the sa passwords as well, specially the ones that are allowing Mixed Mode authentication.

Besides that, check with the old DBA team if they have any special database where they store important information that can help with they daily tasks (job logs, SQL Server instance configurations, ...).

Another thing that's also important is to have information about the SQL Server instance configurations to see if they're having something standard or not. If they have, ask them why they went for that solution. This can be anything, from Maintenance Plans to files location.

And of course, the database contacts so you'll now who to contact when you need for example to talk about a specific database, because an issue or simply because you need to put the database offline for maintenance issues.

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
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