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Posted - 2008-07-16 : 07:54:24

When repeated SQL Server login failures occur, a DBA should investigate. It could just be someone repeatedly typing in the wrong password. Worst case is a virus attack flooding your network with connection requests. Receiving an e-mail while login failures are occurring allows DBAs to investigate and fix the issue as soon as possible. So how is DBA notified of login failures without flooding their inbox?

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Posted - 2008-08-04 : 10:42:36
Another cause for failed login attempts is due to a CPU timing issue on multiprocessor and multi-core servers. The resolution is to add /usepmtimer to boot.ini.

This is applicable to both Intel and AMD processors.
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Posted - 2009-04-15 : 11:37:45
i have something similar but on a longer lag. when there is a failed login it writes event id 18456 to the app log. on win2003 and higher servers i was going to write a powershell script to check for this and alert me every time it happens
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Posted - 2009-05-06 : 09:14:41
"Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Procedure usp_AlertLoginFailed, Line 79
Invalid column name 'Last_Occurrence_date'."

I've run these scripts on several of my SQL boxes and have had great success, however, this error occurs on two of them. I'm a pretty green DBA, so any help/insight would be helpful. :)
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