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

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Will a SQL incremental backup work for my purposes?

We are transitioning a large amount of data, in the form of a SQL database, from one location to another and the data transfer speeds are very slow but we want to cause as short of an interruption of ...
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How to uninstall SQL 2008R2 Reporting Services via the command line?

I am running SSRS 2008R2 x64 on a Windows Server Core 2008 R2 instance. I need to fully uninstall the SSRS instance leaving the DB's in tact. I know this is normally done through the Programs and ...
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SQL 2008 install failed - Could not find the Database Engine startup handle

My SQL 2008 install failed, I'm getting this error: Could not find the Database Engine startup handle This happens after uninstalling SQL Server 2008 and trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2, any ...
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SQL Database with offline filegroup

I'm using SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise and yesterday I had an hardware-error. During this error one disk went offline, which contains a very unimportant part (filegroup) of the database. Accidentially this ...
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SQLServer Maintenance Plan Cleanup misses files by minutes

I have a set of maintenance plans in place that perform a full backup weekly, and once complete, delete any .bak's that are a week old. This is important, because the DBs are very large and disk space ...
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SQL Log Shipping Two Databases using the same shared folder

I will configure Log Shipping for more than 1 database on single a server. And I wan't to know If I can use a single Shared Folder or if I have to create a Folder For Each Database. What I mean is: ...
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SQL server session tasks all waiting

I have a query that often completes in a fraction of a second (~200ms). Sometimes it takes 10-13 seconds to complete. Doing SET STATISTICS TIME ON it shows: SQL Server Execution Times: CPU time = ...
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How to update system databases in SQL Server

I am having problems updating a system database in SQL Server 2008. Perhaps there is a different way to do it, but I basically need to change/remove growth restrictions on certain log files for a ...
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Can't install SQL Express 2008R2- caspol.exe application error - the application failed to initialize

I'm trying to install SQL Server Express 2008 R2 on Windows 2003 Server (enterprise edition). I get the following error message: Title: caspol.exe - Application Error Text: The application failed ...
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Attempting Unauthorized operation - SQL 2008 R2 install

I've been banging against this for a few days. Keep getting this unauthorized error when trying to install SQL 2008 R2 on a Windows 7 machine. I've changed permissions on the key, does not fix... ...
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Ola Hallengren's SQL Backup to Network Location not working

Good Evening All, I have set up Ola Hallengren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution on several SQL Express servers (2008 to 2012 R2) in the past few years. I recently have started having issues with the ...
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cannot restore database to a different version of MSSQL server

I am trying to restore a database onto a clean install of MS SQL Server 2008 R2. I am using the same installation CD as with the original computer. That PC has since died and I now need to restore the ...
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Unexpected Sql Server 2008R2 / Server 2008 reboot (bsod) on increasing maxmemory SQL setting

The server OS is Server 2008 x64 and its role is DB server + SSIS (SQL Server 2208R2 x64). (VMWARE ESXi 5.1.0 on IBM 3850x5) Until yesterday the total system memory was 8GB and the maxmemory setting ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Replication log reader could not execute sp_replcmds

This log reader agent worked perfectly for several months until the user referenced in the error was removed from the domain. After that time the error 'The process could not execute 'sp_replcmds' on ...
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How to improve poor SQL Server performance

We have a virtualized environment using VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 which hosts our Microsoft SQL Server and have very poor performance. the host server is a HP DL360 G5 with xeon X5450's, and the disk ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Cannot create database snapshot

Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 Enterprise SQL: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise X64 I have a default SQL Server instance, the SQL Server service account is running as a domain user. I am trying ...
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how to install mssql 2008 r2 from iso

I'm trying to install ms sql from iso. I've installed virtual clonedrive which mounts the iso as drive however i'm getting the following error. E:\Resoourse\1033\setup.rll is either not designed to ...
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TFS Database migration miss the detach step issue

We currently doing the TFS database migration, originally, we suppose to upgrade to 2012 which support SQL 2008 R2, after a period of time, we decide to upgrade to 2013, and unfortunately we are ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 transactional replication over VPN

I'm having difficulty setting up replication over a VPN. I have a SQL Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition database on a Windows 2008 R2 Server. SQL Server is running on a non-standard port. I have ...
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Unable to start sql service when TCP/IP is enabled under SSCM - SS Network Configuration

in the Console , SQL Server Configuration Manager I get error 10048 when start sql service and this in event history: The SQL server service terminated with server-specific error. Only one usage ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Temporary Login Issue

We have a mature SQL Server 2008 R2 server, being used from many C# web applications, each with connection pooling. Last night, all web applications lost the ability to login to the database for 6 ...
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Setup network between 2 computers connected using wifi [closed]

In my office I have a WiFi Router that allows 2 computers to connect to Internet. I have 2 questions - How can I create a network between these 2 computers for file sharing? Can I access SQL server ...
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Can't install SQL Management Studio 2008 R2 Express - Throws exception

I am running SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. select @@version returns the following string: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) - 10.50.4000.0 (Intel X86) Jun 28 ...
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Merge Replication with Geometry data type

The Merge Agent failed because the schema of the article at the Publisher does not match the schema of the article at the Subscriber. This can occur when there are pending DDL changes waiting to be ...
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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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SQL server reporting services Get user IP

USER -> Reporting server -> SQL Serve SELECT CONNECTIONPROPERTY('client_net_address') AS client_net_address return of course IP of reporting server In DOMAIN is this command return true IP of user ...
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SQL Server Database Access fails when User Granted Acess via Domain Group

On a SQL Server 2008 R2 (running on Win2003), we have an issue with logins via domain groups - login access is granted to the server instance, but cannot access certain databases on the server. The ...
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SQL Server Agent is not visible in SSMS

I have been monitoring the server for past 4 days but i am not able to see agent on SSms but the agent service is in running mode and the server is of standard edition
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When installing SQL Server, “Unhandled Exception: System.Security.SecurityException: Request failed.”

Brand new Windows Server 2008 R2 install handed over to us from Windows admin group. I try to run the SQL Server 2008 R2 install and get this error: Unhandled Exception: ...
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SQL 2008 R2 says access denied when logging in remotely

I have an SQL 2008 R2 server and a monitoring server both on the same physical network (but different VLANs). The monitoring server is always connecting to the SQL server to run a query and check the ...
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Server 2012 slow performance on ESXi 5.5

I'm having performance issues with a virtual Server 2012 that is installed on an ESXi 5.5 (HP-ESXi-5.5.0-iso-5.71.3). The hardware server is an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. The server 2012 is acting as ...
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Can't login to SQL Server in Single User mode

I've been trying all sorts of different combinations of startup flags to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express and I can not get past this error: Login failed for user 'LOCALSERVER\Administrator'. Reason: ...
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migrate plus move existing biztalk server database from sql server 2008 R2 to sql server 2012

we are planning to move biztalk database from one place to another as well as upgrade the sql server. the initial database is in sql server 2008 R2 and target is sql server 2012. but the thing is ...
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How to completely remove MS SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 which was uninstalled incorrectly?

On my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I can't do anything with the existing instance of MS SQL Server 2008 R2. It was my mistake to uninstall some components related to SQL Server before running the main ...
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Sql server 2008 r2 services won't start

We lost power couple of times and I suspect that the UPS didn't keep the server on. I checked the log and it shows that there were couple unexpected shutdowns. I was try to login to sql server ...
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SQL Upgrade Adviser for win2k

I'm trying to upgrade a SQL Server 2000 instance to SQL Server 2008 R2. SQL Server 2000 resides on an old win2k box, and the new SQL instance is being run on a Server 2008 R2 platform. I am attempting ...
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Clustered instance - kerberos double hop woes

We've recently migrated our virtualised SQL databases to a bare metal solution in an active/active cluster. Everything is working great except SQL Reports. Ok, so a rundown of our setup here as it ...
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Cannot login to SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows authentication

When i try to connect to SQL Server (2008 R2) using Windows authentication: i cannot: Checking the Windows Application event log, i find the error: Login failed for user 'AVATOPIA\ian'. ...
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Can Ping but Cannot Telnet directly to SQL Server 2012 Cluster Nodes

We have a monitoring tool (Solarwinds Orion) that needs to connect to a 2-node failover SQL Server Cluster. For reasons outside of our control -- we cannot monitor the CLUSTER IP directly at this ...
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Amazon EC2 SQL Server Connection Timeouts

I am currently having a problem with SQL server timeouts. I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/IIS and SQL 2008 R2 (Express) on an m1.small instance in EC2. We have custom services that monitor the ...
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Is there a log showing why a Windows server did not restart SQL Server after a reboot?

Our server was rebooted after a Windows Update scheduled for 1am, but after the restart SQL Server did not start up, so our websites were unable to display. Usually this process happens with no manual ...
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Connection to SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Server is SLOW

The database server is a VM running SQL Server 2008 R2 on top of Windows Server 2012, 24GB RAM allocated and 2TB of disk space. Overall, the database connections are very slow and one thing that ...
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Why is my DB read-only when attached to SQL Express, but not with SQL Web?

I have an .mdf/.ldf pair, originally created in 2008 R2 Standard, and well under 10GB, with ACLs: d:\db snapshot\DB_NAME.mdf SERVERNAME\SQLServerMSSQLUser$ACCOUNT$MSSQLSERVER:F OWNER RIGHTS:F ...
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deploy ssis 2012 packages on 2008r2 server

We've developed SSIS packages on ssis 2012, but now upon deployment, we need to deploy these to sql server 2008. I've been searching but haven't found a solution to do this. Is this even possible and ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 log shows backups (I/O suspend, resume) several times an hour

I am troubleshooting a server issue that may or may not be related... On my SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (VMWare), the logs show: Each database is backed up every 6 to ...
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How can I delete this ODBC?

I am unable to delete a specific ODBC of type system DSN. I am able to create and remove other ODBC connections on the same server, but a particular ODBC (name = Default) cannot be removed. If I try ...
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Why is MS SQL Server Using NTLM Authentication?

Windows Server 2008 R2. SQL Server 2008 R2 installed. MSSQL Service runs as Local System. Server FQDN is SQL01.domain.com. SQL01 is joined to an Active Directory domain named domain.com. The ...
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SQL Server 2008 constantly reads MDF file, performance terrible [closed]

We have an app that runs SQL Server 2008 R2 Express on the back end on a Windows 2008 R2 virtual server running on VMWare ESXi. Users complain that the app is very slow. I see very high disk IO that ...
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Unintended SQL Server 2008 Express instance installed

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Expess with an instance name SQLX08, then I installed SQL Server 2012 Expess with an instance name SQLX12. Now in the SQL Server Configuration Manager I see, along with ...
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Php, IIS8, and MS Sqlserver2008 driver installation

I am new to iis setup, so this is quickly turning into a nightmare. I have installed php using wpi (IIS8)(server 2012) everything is working fine. Now i would like to connect to the ms sql server (v ...