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xEvent: Failed Login, Part 1

I recently entered the world of Extended Events by watching an online session by Jason Strate offered by PragmaticWorks.com. His online resources are available here.

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In future posts I'll dive more heavily into the hows and whys of Extended Events, but this post consists of simple code to create a session to track failed logins. This code creates two targets: one event_file and one in the ring_buffer. My follow-up session will explain the code in greater detail and will include ways to query the event, and a stored procedure I wrote that I can execute to see events. Work smarter, not harder.