A version of Microsoft's database server, released in August 2008. This is different than SQL Server 2008R2.

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SQL Server 2008 (SP2) Exception has been thrown by th target of an invocation (mscorlib)

The following error started after renaming my SQL Server 2008 (SP2) Instance with a new name. Now unable to open the maintenance task that previously running with the old instance name, also the web ...
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Unable to run query in SQL Management Studio because of JIT debugging error

Recently I have built a Windows server 2008 and installed SQL Server 2008 and Dynamics CRM 2011 on it. Everything is working fine but when I open the SQL Server management Studio and try to open a new ...
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Can't access Windows Internal Database in SQL Server 2008 - login fails

Trying to recover some disk space by shrinking the size of our WSUS database, or at least figure out why it's so big, I tried to connect to the Windows Internal Database in SQL Server Management ...
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Cannot add witness to my mirroring setup

I'm trying to set up mirroring with a witness using my 3 dedicated servers running SQL Server 2008 R2. I've set up everything as described at this blog post Mirroring seems to work fine between the ...
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DC & SQL in same virtual network connectivity issues

I have two vm's in the same virtual network. One is sql 2008 in the domain, the other a domain controller. Both can ping one another yet I can not see them through the network in explorer. My sql ...
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The OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI10.1” has not been registered.; 42000

I have a SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Project. In the Data Source View I have a Named Query which references a single Data Source containing three tables. The Project processes successfully and ...
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Event 1033 in Windows Event Viewer for SQL Server 2008

Every single morning I come in to find that SQL Server has logged another 3 or 4 of the following events on one of our servers: Log Name: Application Source: MsiInstaller Date: ...
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Installing SQL Server 2008 SP2 fails in 2003 cluster setup

When I try to install SP2 (or simply "repair" the SQL Server installation), the dependency check finds the following problem: Rule "Not clustered or the cluster service is up and online." failed. ...
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Cancel/Kill SQL-Server BACKUP in SUPSPENDED state (WRITELOG)

I have a SQL 2008 R2 Express on which backups are made by executing sqlmaint from windows task planer. Several backups ran into an error and got stuck in state SUSPENDED with wait type WRITELOG. How ...
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How to enable remote connections for SQL Server 2008?

How do I enable remote connections on an SQL Server 2008 installation? I have created a rule in the windows firewall to allow traffic through port 1433, but that does not seem to be enough.
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Can't remotely connect through SQL Server Management Studio

I have setup a SQL Server 2008 Express instance on a dedicated Windows 2008 Server hosted by 1and1.com. I cannot connect remotely to the server through management studio. I have taken the following ...
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Are SQL Collations per Instance or per Database?

I have a single SQL Instance, let's say MSSQLSRV - is the collation per Instance, i.e. every database in the given instance has the same collation, or are collations set per database? i.e. multiple ...
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Cannot Connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 from Sharepoint Server

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on dbserver and Sharepoint 2010 on webserver. When trying to configure Sharepoint to use the database installed on dbserver, it says it cannot connect. Then I ...
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Activity monitor is unable to execute queries against server

Is there any fix to get SSMS activity monitor working? Problem: SQL Server Activity Monitor fails with an error dialog: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio The Activity Monitor is ...
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Restore SQL 2008 database fails with error on page xxx:xxx

This is the situation: Got a full backup (.bak file) of a SQL 2008 database, with partitions. The .bak file is 100gb. I need to restore this database on a different server, to a new database. ...
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SQL Server PowerShell cannot find path error

I cannot use Set-Location to change to a database. I have loaded the SQL Server snapins. I can use Set-Location to get to SQL\Localhost\SQLEXPRESS\, and I can show the paths under the server node with ...
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AclPermissionsFacet fault install SQL-2008-R2

While attempting to do an installation repair of SQL-2008R2, I'm failing the pre-check rules. Module that is failing is AclPermissionsFacet - with this message "The SQL Server registry keys from a ...
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sql server 2008 cant insertproduct key

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 in a Windows Server 2008, but when i have to enter the product key, all option are blocked, and I can´t put the key or select a evaluation version.
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Exception Enumerating SQL Server Instances with SMO WMI ManagedComputer

I'm trying to use the SMO WMI API/objects in PowerShell 2.0 on Windows 7 with SQL Server 2008 R2 installed to get a list of SQL Server instances on the local computer using the Managed Comuter object. ...
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Disable remote access for one user/database in SQL Server 2008

is this possible to disable remote access for one user or database in SQL Server 2008? Thanks
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Error: Package 'Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package' failed to load. In SQL Server Management Studio

I had installed SQL Server 2008 R2, the installation was succesful. But I can't open the Management Studio because this error is shown: Package 'Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package' failed to ...
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Unable to save view: “There is already an object named 'Quotes' in the database.” - Error 1222

I often get the aloof error message above, after trying change a view in SQL Managment Studio 2008. I right-click on a view, select 'design', make a change (or not), and click the Save button. It ...
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Website's users hits load balancing issue [duplicate]

We have one customer's server, one website is working in IIS, we are facing one issue in this that when customer is testing by "https://loader.io" and it gives the load test result that when 1000 ...
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How to backup/restore excluding filestream varbinary in SQL Server 2008?

There is an application used in a production site that uses SQL Server 2008 as its DBMS. The database schema uses Filestream Varbinary to save binary data on the filesystem instead of directly into ...
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Could not continue scan with NOLOCK due to data movement during installation

I am running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2 x64 and I installed SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition. All of the preliminary checks run fine (Apart from a warning about Windows Firewall 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 Server instance shuts down

I'm currently developing a new ASP.NET project hosted on a Windows Server 2008 RC2 with an SQL Server 2008 Express database. I have three SQL Server instances (for different purposes) running which ...
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Unable to connect to remote MS SQL Server 2008 Express SP3 instance by name

I am trying to connect to a remote MS SQL Server 2008 SP3 x86 Instance using it's name. At the first glance all seems to work well (e.g. it is possible to connect to the server locally and ...
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Ram recommendations vs SQL DB size

we have a medium sized SQL db of around 40GB, and are about to move it to a new box with server 2008 r2 x64 an expensive contractor has just come in and said we need 72gb of ram so that the whole DB ...
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How do I solve MSSQL 2008 install error, “The MOF compiler could not connect with the WMI server”?

Possibly related to: SQL Server 2008 Install fails error reading etwcls.mof After manually removing MSSQL 2008 from my system (uninstall failed to remove two instances), I receive the following ...
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Mail Queued Never Sent [closed]

I am running this command, which will return results if I run it straight in a new query window in SSMS, but when I run this exact syntax it just shows a message of Mail queued The mail is ...
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Altering policies in policy based management to look at even which happened only in last 24 hours

I am using SQL server 2008 Standard edition. I am using Policy based management with policies which come with SQL server during installation. I want the policies to only look at events that happened ...
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Using Linked SQL Servers from a different server

I have 3 machines that are involved in running a SQL script: JumpBox - A machine that serves as a stable point for automation to run. ReportBox - A machine that holds reporting databases and logic. ...
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SQL witness not monitored in SCOM

SCOM 2012 SQL Server 2008 R2 principal and mirror with SQL Express witness I've imported the SQL Server MP into SCOM and it is detecting and displaying my principal and witness in the mirroring ...
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SQL Server 2012 with account NT Service\MSSQLSERVER access is denied in domain

A few months ago we installed SQL Server 2012 in Windows 2008 R2 under the virtual account "NT Service\MSSQLSERVER", all good. A few days ago, one of the admins of the IT dept installed Full Text ...
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Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 32bit on 64bit : WoW64 error

It looks like it's possible for 2008 SP1: previous question. But what about current newer 2008 R2 version? We plan to use single 32bit Express edition package to install on every machine. However, ...
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What does the sqldumper_errorlog file contain?

The SQL Server error logs are continually showing (along with many more messages) BEGIN STACK DUMP. * User initiated stack dump. This is not a server exception dump. Followed by External dump process ...
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Deactivating Cores option in SQL Server 2008

What is actually the difference between deactivating 2 of the cores as in this screenshot and having a dual core machine I guess is not the same as having a dual core machine, right? Do you know ...
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MSSQL - Can Maintenance Plan wait for Agent Job Task to be completed?

I did start a Maintenance Plan project with Execute SQL Server Agent Job Task box. I added another task on success event. I realized that I was wrong. The second task is executed in parallel, because ...
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System databases are in standby…how can I make them editable?

My System Databases are stuck in a standby/read-only state. RESTORE DATABASE msdb WITH RECOVERY does not seem to have had any affect. How can I get them out of the standby state?
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Windows Essential Business - limitations/experience?

Our company is mid-size, and we are considering the purchase of both Exchange server and SQL server. Buying all the software products and CAL's seperately seems kind of expensive, so I'm wondering if ...
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Database sql server Mirroring or replication

I have SQL server 2008 R1 with standard edition. I have a large database i.e. 500GB that i.e. growing rapidly 10GB a month .It is a cloud based solution. We have another data center where the ...
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Problem in restoring differential backup

I tried to restore differential backup but i got a following error: Restore failed for server .(Microsoft.Sqlserver.smoextended) Additional Information: system.data.sqlclient.sqlerror:The file ...
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Hide database from other users in SQL Server 2008

I have created a database in SQL Server 2008 and it shows in server object explorer to all users that can login to SQL. I want to hide it from those users, I want it to be viewable by me only. How ...
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Disabled SSLv3 to combat Poodle now cannot connect to SQL “Connection forcibly closed by remote host”

I have disabled SSL3 on my web server to combat the Poodle Vulnerability and now I am unable to connect to my SQL server using SQL Authentication. I just get "Connection forcibly closed by remote ...
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SQl server 2008 permission and encryption

i have made columns in some of the tables encrypted in sql server 2008. Now as i am a db owner i have the access to encode and decode the data using the symmetric key and certificate. But some other ...
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How to check progress of DBCC SHRINKFILE?

Is there a way to find out the progress of DBCC SHRINKFILE statement? Here is how I was running it dbcc shrinkfile('main_data', 250000) I am running above statement on both SQL Server 2005 and ...
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What are the limitations of using a scheduled Windows Server Backup instead of SQL Server backups?

We've taken over development and server admin for an e-commerce site, and the client has opted for a well-specced dedicated server, including a second drive for daily Windows Server Backups. However ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 vs. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

What differences exist between the pay and free version of MSSQL2008R2? Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express ...
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attach / detach mssql 2008 sql server manager

An external consult wrote a guide on how to copy a database. Step two was detach the database using Sql Server Manager. After the detach the database was not visible in the SQL Server Manager... Not ...