IsItSql - 1.0.18

This release includes a few minor bug fixes and smaller enhancements.  Thanks to everyone that tried it out and reported back.  At the bottom of the README.html I include my email address if you’d like to provide feedback.  I’d love to hear what you like or what needs work.

One of my goals for this application was to know if a server was unreachable or it returned an error running any of the polling queries.  These servers show up in red in the list on the main page.  They are also displayed at the top of every page in a nice red box.  Previously some pages didn’t display the servers with errors at the top.  One page even displayed them twice.  I guess it really, really wanted you to fix whatever the issue was.

I also excluded sessions running a WAITFOR command from the active sessions that are displayed when you look at the detail for a server.  A number of system SPIDs seem to use it.  And it seems a bit of my code does too.  I’m finding I don’t want to see it more than I want to see it.  I’m not sure this is the right answer and I’ll revisit it one of these days. 

The database size was a simple sum of sys.master_files which included snapshots.  Which ballooned the size reported if you had a lot of snapshots.  For now I’ve excluded snapshots from the size total.  I’m hoping in the next release to add back the actual size on the disk from the snapshot.  That’s what I want to see anyway.

You might not have noticed but the columns in the main page are sortable.  Just click on a header and they’ll sort.  They also remember their sort order across refreshes.  I changed a few of the columns to sort in descending order by default.  So CPU percentage and database size will show the largest values first.  I also need some type of icon indicating that these columns sort and what the order is but that’s going to be a future enhancement.

That’s it for this release.  The install should be as simple as stopping the service, copying over the executable and restarting the service.  If you have any issues, email me at the address at the bottom of the README.  You can download the latest build at

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