SQL Server 2008R2 is a version of Microsoft's SQL Server, released April 2010.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
72 views

ASP project and SQL Server 2008 database connection

I have a hosted Windows Server 2008 virtual machine. It is for my Internet sites. I installed IIS services on my Windows Server 2008. It is normal work. I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on my Windows ...
0
votes
2answers
207 views

OLTP Sql Server RAID configuration with 10 disks, allocation Unit and disk stripe size

On a new db server I only have 10 disks to play with, The usage is about a booking every 3-5 seconds, so not high volume, I know compromises have to be made, but my initial thoughts are - DISK 1 ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Can a network failure cause a user to be removed from SQL as an authorized user?

We are trying to get to the bottom of our issue. We have a service that connects as MyDomain\ServiceAdmin to a SQL 2008 database. I believe we have just setup database mirroring too in case the ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Quorum Disk size for Windows 2008R2 failover

I am setting up a two node failover cluster for SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft recommends minimum 512MB size LUN for the quorum disk and don't have a recommendation for the ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Moving MS SQL Server installation files

I need to move the installation files for SQL Server 2008 R2 from where they currently reside (S:\Program Files...) to a new drive (yet to be created). My S: holds my SQL backups, active data files, ...
0
votes
1answer
716 views

Lync using SQL 2008 R2 SP1 - Publish Topology error

Error that shows in the web page opened by the Topology builder: Error: An error occurred: "Microsoft.Rtc.Common.Data.SqlConnectionException" "A network-related or instance-specific error ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

How do I troubleshoot a server I can't get logged into?

This morning I am unable to log into SQL Server because it appears to be busy doing something, so much so that CPU usage is constantly at 98%-99%. I am guessing that something has gone wrong with the ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Can not create a linked server between SQL Server 2008 on a desktop and my laptop

I'm having an issue getting the linked server to connect between a desktop and my laptop. Both have SQL server 2008 and the link is coming from the desktop to my laptop. Also, both computers have ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Parallel Processing in SQL Server 2008 R2

I want to run my 2(two) SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition as if one server. If one server is too busy, system should direct the requests to other server. How can I do this? Thanks..
2
votes
2answers
141 views

Transaction log backups

I'm studying for the 70-432 (SQL Server 2008) exam, and I'm a bit confused about how the transaction log works. From what I understand, (correct me if I'm wrong...) the log is actively stored in ...
1
vote
1answer
639 views

Is start-process supported in a powershell step on SQL Server 2008 R2?

With the described configuration, I have a SQL Agent Job that includes a Powershell step. That step throws an error when it gets to the line $app = start-process -passthru $program $program_args ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Do I really need a 128GB pagefile

I'm running out of space on one of my servers and the only space that I can free in the immediate is re-sizing the enormous pagefile. The server has 128GB of memory and is currnetly set to ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Updating SQL Server 2008 R2 using slipstreamed source

I have a requirement to create a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 setup media. I have done this using slipstream method as recommended by Microsoft. I can only use this to create new installation. But is there ...
1
vote
1answer
920 views

SQL Server 2008 R2 GHOST CLEANUP hanging processes

2008 R2(SP1) - 10.50.2500.0 (X64) Hi, I am having the following problem intermittently on my development machine. I am running some T-SQL in a FOR loop. During each loop iteration, first we delete ...
1
vote
1answer
544 views

Adding SQL Server 2008 R2 (sqlexpress) datasource in CF Administrator

I am using coldfusion 9 and SQL Server 2008 R2. It is set up as sqlexpress When I try to add a data source (sql) I get this error: Connection verification failed for data source: test_cursor ...
-1
votes
1answer
201 views

Difference between SQL Server 2008 Express and Workgroup in regards to CAL's

I am currently using SQL Server Express edition, and am thinking of upgrading to SQL Server Web or Workgroup edition. My question is what restrictions will I experience with the introduction of CAL ...
3
votes
2answers
941 views

How to change max server memory in SQL Server

I was trying to change the max server memory for my database server, and I accidentally saved it as "4" instead of the number I wanted to enter. Now I can't even connect to the server. Is there a ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I downgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard To Web Edition?

We are running a SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation version. The client has decided they don't want to pay for full SQL Server standard and feel the Web edition is suitable. Can I downgrade SQL ...
0
votes
1answer
262 views

SQL Server 2008 R2 tempdb files configuration

On sql server 2008 r2 how do I check that tempdb files are configured for one data file per physical processor core? I have been looking on SQL Server Studio screens, but I haven't been able to find ...
0
votes
2answers
267 views

what is a good frequency for setting up snapshot replication in sql server 2008

My requirements: I have a publisher database from which I intend to replicate to a subscriber. Not all tables need to be replicated. Amount of data could be ~20-30GB. Given the above: is ...
2
votes
2answers
313 views

SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster with HOSTS file entries to active node on the application servers

I questioned the decision of a colleague concerning the use of a HOSTS file entry on an application server (standard SQL database backed .NET solution), which I think would cause connections to the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Do I need Windows CALs for a dedicated SQL Server database server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? This would seem an easy enough question, but I wasn't able to find any definite answer anywhere. If I'm running SQL ...
0
votes
1answer
465 views

exe hangs when scheduled from SQL Agent, but fine when run by user

I have a SQL Agent job on a clustered SQL 2008R2 server on Windows 2003 Enterprise. It's an Operating System (CmdExec) step, running an executable. When it runs on schedule, the process does start up, ...
2
votes
4answers
373 views

Data file size - SQL Server 2008

I am transferring a database that i made onto a server machine, but the size of the database is around 8GB, for some reason. It shouldn't be needing so much space as i only have a few hundred records. ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

How to set up SQL Server to offer high availability during windows updates

We have a load-balanced web farm talking to a single SQL server instance. It is easy to demote web servers, install Windows updates, reboot, and then bring them back into the fold. However, we have to ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I encrypt SQL Server traffic with IPSEC?

I've found all sorts of documentation on what IPSEC is and how to (in very non-specific ways) configure it, but I can't seem to configure a Windows Firewall With Advanced Security rule that both A) ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

SQL Server 2008 service pack installation error

When I am trying to install the SQL Server 2008 service pack I am getting the error as: There are no SQL Server instances or shared features that can be updated on this computer, and The version ...
0
votes
2answers
115 views

Backup for SQL & Server 2008 R2?

What's the best/easiest backup solution for my use case? Windows Server 2008 R2 Has a finance program called The Financial Edge (Blackbaud) that uses SQL Server 2008 R2 to keep its database Stores ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

MS SQL access to restored database without sysadmin role

I have databases from different projects on one server. I can't give all developers administrative (sysadmin) access to the databases. They have to have the permissions needed to create and restore ...
2
votes
0answers
521 views

SQL Server 2008 R2 mirroring failing

I have two Windows 2008 R2 (Amazon EC2) instances running SQL Server 2008 R2. I use 9TB striped disks (9x1TB EBS volumes) for storage. One server is running as principal and second one as mirror. Both ...
-4
votes
1answer
1k views

Does SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition exist? [closed]

On my server, I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition installed, and setup don't want to upgrade it to SQL Server 2012 Express. Does SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition exist?
3
votes
1answer
849 views

Is SQL Management Studio 2012 avaliable, without Engine itself?

On my dev machine, I have SQL Management Studio 2008 R2 installed. I tried to upgrade to SSMS 2012 Express, setup finished but nothing happened. Is it possible to get SQL Management Studio 2012 ...
0
votes
1answer
410 views

SQL Server tempdb performance

I have been doing some .net performance tests on a bunch of different data access frameworks. One of the things I've noticed is that performance when accessing the tempdb table in SQL is much ...
1
vote
1answer
288 views

Will a SQL Server client alias survive a sysprep?

I want to sysprep a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that has SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed (for reference, SQL Server 2008 R2 has a new sysprep feature that allows the instance to be ...
2
votes
2answers
593 views

SQL Browser service doesn't work when Login account is anything but LocalSystem

I have a named instance of SQL Server 2008 R2. When I attempt to connect to the named instance I get the following error (if the browser service is set to logon as anything other than Local System): ...
1
vote
0answers
271 views

Unable to establish connection

I have some previous experience with MS Access and VB6 but very new to SQL Server and VB10 so need newbie responses please. I Think SQL Server compact is automatically installed with VB10 but I also ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Reverse tunnel with 4 participants (really a mess)

I have a server (Win 2008) and a desktop PC (Win 7) at my work behind a firewall. The server doesn't has internet connection for security (actually, it is in a remote datacenter), and the desktop PC ...
1
vote
1answer
617 views

Adding a linked server via Powershell

I'm trying to add a linked server to my local SQL Server 2008 R2 setup from within a Powershell script. Here's what I've been trying so far (and variants): EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedsrvlogin ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How quickly will SQL Server release RAM when the OS signals a low memory condition?

From the SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online: Server Memory Options When SQL Server is using memory dynamically, it queries the system periodically to determine the amount of free physical ...
1
vote
1answer
282 views

SQL2008 Max Memory set to 10GB, Target/Total perfmon counters report it's using 1.6GB. What's up?

Running SQL2008 R2 32bit on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise with 12GB of RAM. Inside the Memory settings of the SQL instance I've got max memory set to 10000MB but it isn't going past 1.6GB according ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to redirect (or create an alias) so that requests for a default instance of SQL redirect to a named instance?

Is it possible to redirect (or create an alias) so that requests for a default instance of SQL redirect to a named instance? Scenario is I have SQL 2008 R2 installed as a named instance ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

Why does SQL Server Management Studio fail to connect on the first attempt?

When accessing SQL server on a remote development PC via Management Studio the connection will consistently fail on the first attempt. After the failure I retry and can now successfully connect to the ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

SQL Server stops regularly on every windows restart

Edit 3 & 4 Added Although the SQL Server instance is set to run automatically and TCP also is enabled in its Network Configuration, the SQL Server is stopped after each system restart. I have to ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

MSSQLSERVICE 2008 R2

I have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installed and running but I can't seem to see COMPUTERNAME/MSSQLSERVICE at all. I have COMPUTERNAME/SQLEXPRESS but that's not the right one. Ideas?
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Cannot resolve cluster resources on EC2?

I have created this cluster on Amazon's EC2 service. I can connect to the sql instance from the first node (there is only one node in the cluster at this time) using the cluster name, so I know that ...
2
votes
1answer
442 views

SQL Server Reporting Services subscription creation silently fails. No error message is displayed, but the subscription does not get created

I'm trying to set up a subscription for a SSRS report. I have deployed the report to the server and I can view the report in a web browser with no problems. I have tried to reproduce this issue on ...
2
votes
1answer
945 views

How can I assign more than 2GB memory to my SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Instance?

I have a Windows 2008R2 Web server running SQL 2008R2 Web 64-bit. The server has 8GB of memory installed. See this from SSMS: In the SSMS management interface, I am unable to configure the server ...
2
votes
1answer
972 views

How to Configure SQL Server 2008 R2 Log Shipping

I need to set up a standby server using SQL Server Log Shipping. This is my first time doing this, so I'm following the instructions in the SQL Help step by step. Of course, I ran into a problem at ...
2
votes
2answers
117 views

Timeout in connection to a SQL Server instance in LAN

From one windows 7 machine I cannot connect anymore to any sql server instance that is in LAN and in same domain of this particular machine. I cannot connect from Management Studio, but also from any ...
1
vote
1answer
339 views

Remote Performance Monitoring SQL Server

I've got a couple of servers running SQL Server 2005 Enterprise and I'd like to monitor them remotely using Perfmon (Windows' Performance Monitor). On my machine, I have an instance of SQL Server ...