Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users Group


We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30am until 1:00pm.  Microsoft sponsors our meeting location at 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (map).

Note: Winter Break 2018 has started...We will see you in the Spring:  Subscribe to our PASS email group to be notified of the next meeting.

Past Presentation Materials:

November 14th, 2018:  Raghu Gopalakrishnan presented to us Distributed Availability Groups.  Here are the materials he used:

October 10th, 2018: Vijay and Praveen did a wonderful job walking us through the conversion of a SQL installation to using group managed service accounts (gMSA).  And they did it on an availability group!  Here are the presentation materials:

August, 2016: SQL Statistics with Raghu Gopalakrishnan

Next Meeting




October NWA SSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Please join us for our October SQL Server User's Group meeting.

This month we are pleased to present two of our local DBAs. Vijaykrishna and Praveen will be giving a presentation on Managed Service Accounts vs Group Managed Service Accounts. If you are currently manually managing usernames and passwords for your SQL Server service accounts, or worse, using one account for all servers, you will be very interested in this presentation.

Please RSVP to help us with an accurate lunch headcount, which will be sponsored this month by Tyson Foods.

Featured Presentation:

MSAs vs gMSAs

Praveen Basnet, DBA

1. MSA vs gMSA 2. Introduction & setup of gMSA 3. Usage of gMSA in SQL Server (including in AlwaysOn) 4. Q & A

About Praveen:


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