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

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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..
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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): ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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SCCM 2007: I've moved my site database, how do I now delete the old site system?

I have a small SCCM 2007 installation. It has two 'site systems', the primary site system (SCCM01) and the database server (OLDSQL). For maintenance reasons, I had to migrate the database onto a new ...
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Connecting to SQL server instance on VM via host-only network

I've setup a virtual development machine with Windows Web Server 2008 R2 and installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express on it as well. I didn't install any SQL tools on it, because I have them on the host ...
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SQL Server 2008 Web edition - access from another IIS?

We are planning to purchase and install SQL Server 2008 R2 Web edition for our live servers. The grand plan was to install a shiny new server with this SQL Server (web edition), and change the ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Writing To Text File

I used to write to text files from SQL Server using the code listed below: DECLARE @FS INT --File System Object DECLARE @OLEResult INT --Result message/code DECLARE @FileID INT ...
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Clarrification for SQL Server Express 2008 R2 on CPU limit (CPU based on core based)

I'm aware that SQL Server Express 2008 is having few limitations on the database size and the CPU utilization. In MSDN documentation it was mentioned on the express edition would use only one CPU. I ...
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Interpreting SQLIO test results

I've been running a series of load tests on a dedicated DB SAN from a pre-production cluster (Dell R710 connecting to a dedicated RAID10 SAN over 2 gigabit ethernet connections), and I'm not sure if ...
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Upgrade sql server 2008 to 2008 R2, in-place upgrade or new install

When upgrading we normally create a new install and migrate databases over, but we are going to test out in-place upgrade from sql server 2008 to sql server 2008 r2 (standard) in our development ...
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Filegroup cannot be removed because it is not empty error with no files

When I try to remove 'MYFILEGROUP', I get the error that the filegroup cannot be removed because it is not empty. I already removed all tables, indexes and deleted all files associated with the group. ...