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

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Error when trying to open SQL Maintenance Plan - SSMS 2008

If I open SSMS on my client machine, connect to our SQL server, and try and open a maintenance plan on there, I get this error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Could not ...
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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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Export Import error 'SSIS Data Flow Task could not be created' … registering DTSPipeline.dll, cannot create task “STOCK:PipelineTask” [on hold]

I'm about to throw in the towel on this one. Running SQL Server 2008 enterprise on Windows 7 x64. Can't get past this issue. When I try to Import / Export Data from databases through SQL Server ...
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How do I install SQL Svr Native Client 10.1 after SQL 2012 has been installed

On a Windows Server 2012 I have SQL Server 2012 installed which has the SQL Server Native Client version 11. I am being told by a developer that he needs the SQL Server Native Client version 10.1 ...
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create assembly from network location

The error I'm receiving: CREATE ASSEMBLY failed because it could not open the physical file "\\<server>\<folder>\<assembly>.dll": 5(Access is denied.). TSQL: exec sp_configure ...
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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 rename a SQL Server 2008 instance?

How can I rename a SQL Server 2008 instance without reinstalling? For example, if the db is referenced as "MySQLServer\MSSQL2008", how can I rename to "MySQLServer\SQL2008"?
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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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What is the standard method to keep track of the latest Cumulative updates for SQL Server?

What resources are good for keeping track of cumulative updates for SQL Server? I noticed that Windows update does provide a service for SQL Server.
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sql server 2008 cluster hang when a heavy load is run

we have a sql server 2008 active/active cluster running on wondows 2008R2 O/S. 14GB RAM, 4xCPU. we have set a ceiling of 12GB for sql server. We're running an agent job which loads 3 million records ...
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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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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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How can we recover/restore lost/overwritten data in our MSSQL 2008 table?

I am in serious trouble and I am seeking professional advices here. We are using MSSQL server 2008. We removed primary key, replaced exiting data with new data resulted losing our critical business ...
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sql Express 2008 db size

I have an SQl Express server 2008 database file whose size is 94kb, when i run the script to install the database on SQL express server 2008 r2 its size it shows 3.49 GB (3,750,756,352 bytes), log ...
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how to change sql server product key

my version of sql server 2008 Enterprise edition has expired and I have a new key how to change the old key without uninstall or any modification to the installed server or instances.
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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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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 instance service doesn't start

After manually stopping SQL Server instance service it can not be started both manually from a SQL Server Configuration Manager and automatically by restarting computer. If trying to do it manually I ...
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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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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 2008 R2 database stuck in single user mode

We tried to restore a database and it failed for some reason. Now it is stuck in single user mode. Here is what I tried: select d.name, d.dbid, spid, login_time, nt_domain, nt_username, loginame from ...
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Where is my SQL Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7 install? [closed]

I ran the SQL Server 2008 R2 Install on my Windows 7 Professional (32bit) os. Everything ran fine, no errors. I ran the SP1 install, again, all green, no errors. I run the System Configuration Checker ...
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Copy SQL Server Databases

I am looking to "move" databases to different servers with minimal disruption to data and service. These databases vary in size from 5GB to 140 GB. I've seen and even used some of the various data ...
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Connect over WiFi to SQL Server from another computer

I tried to connect over WiFi to SQL Server with SQL Server Management Studio from another computer, but it failed. I have a computer with Windows 7 & SQL Server 2008 (lets say the server ...
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Upgrade from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012: do we need to change connection string?

We are seeing some terrible performance degradation having just upgraded our MVC4 application from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012. Queries run directly in management studio on the database server run somewhat ...
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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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SQL Backup very slow

I takes like an hour to backup my 24GB database. I put the backup on the same disk as the location of the actual SQL database, but I dont think thats the cause. When I execute exec sp_who2, here is ...
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syspolicy_purge_history generates failed logins

I have a development server with 3 instances: Default, A and B. It is a physical server, non clustered. Whenever the syspolicy_purge_history job runs at 2 am, I get failed login alerts. Looking ...
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“There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request” when trying to remote desktop to a VM after a power failure

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a virtual machine (vmware, Windows Server 2008 R2). I was connected to the SQL Server from another virtual machine via SQL Server Management Studio, then a power ...
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SQL 2008. I have user in a db which has no login on the server. How is it possible?

I am talking about windows authentication. I dont have access to the server adming rights but a dbadmin sent me screenshot where my user is not in the logins of the server. and also there is only one ...
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Trigger Powershell Command to Copy SQL Backups to Network Drive

I've got two servers on a workgroup and I need to transfer my SQL Server 2008 Backups from the local drive of one to a network drive on another. Ideally, I'd like to have SQL call the Powershell ...
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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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How to resolve SSPI context error without changing Service Account from MSSQL

There is a issue while connecting from new Windows 8.1 Clients to SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. The SQL Service running under account Domain\mssqlservice on a machine thats works ...
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Perfmon for SQL Server from local machine

I'm following Brent Ozar's video on Benchmarking and Baselining, and I've got a data collector set on my local machine set up to hit a remote sql server, but I can't get the collection to start. I ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers be edited? Is there the equivalent of an ALTER statement for Linked Servers?

I have a Linked Server which was made using SQL Server Management Studio 2008. If the linked server destination changes, I will have to change the properties of it to direct to the right place. But ...
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SQL Server Monitoring Packages [closed]

I'm looking into purchasing a SQL Server monitoring system. It should work with 2005/2008. We would like to monitor performance, availability, backups, jobs and various database issues (space) What ...
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How can I disable the windows authentication mode of SQL Server

How can I disable the windows authentication mode of SQL Server and restrict it to ask for username and password every time, with no windows authentication?
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Why upgrade from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 R2?

have been tasked to write a document outlining the best reasons to use SQL 2008 R2 instead of SQL 2005 for my brand new BI project. We have a policy of only using two versions at a time and there are ...
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How do I remove a specific bad plan from the SQL Server query cache?

We have one particular SQL Server 2008 query (not a stored proc, but the same SQL string -- executes every 5 minutes) that intermittently caches a very bad query plan. This query normally runs in a ...
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How can I get SeSecurityPrivilege enabled?

I'm trying to install a hotfix for SQL Server 2008 and failing on the Rule Check with "Setup account privileges" failed. I am running SQL Server 2008 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2. Searching on ...
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Tracking SQL Server 2008 Timeout Errors

we got some connections timeouts running a stored procedure in a SQL Server 2008 instance. after a while, the DB started to work as usual, and there weren't any additional timeout errors. So I'm ...
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“'' is not a valid login or you do not have permission” on sql server installation

I have tried installing SQL Server 2008 multiple times on my machine, and I always receive this error about 3/4 of the way through: '' is not a valid login or you do not have permission. I use SYSTEM ...
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SQL Server remote backup query fails “cannot open the backup device”

I am trying to configure my scheduled backups of a MSSQL database to a mapped network drive, which is on a fileserver running Server 2003 Standard. Query reads like this: BACKUP DATABASE XXXX TO ...
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Enable anonymous access to report builder in reporting services 2008

I have a 2008 reporting services server installed on windows 2003 server. I am trying to allow anonymous access to the report builder folder so that my users do not have to select the remember ...
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Database Copy Fails, but nothing fishy in the logs

I am attempting to copy a database from a remote server (sql server 2008) to my local machine (running sql server express 2014). Everything looks great, right up until the job fails at "Execute SQL ...
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Windows 2008 R2 services not working

EDIT I spawned the Windows events logging service won't start issue to a separate question here I have a strange problem: SQLAGENT won't start Windows events logging service won't start Today I ...
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repair suspect database

My sql server 2008 told me that you database is suspect and I can't see my tables or my data or use it what should I do ?
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SQL Server 2008 Express R2 restores after restart (and fails)

Almost every time I restart the machine hosting a SQL Server 2008 R2 express server, the database goes through the restore process. Most of the time, the database will become stuck in the restore ...
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Allocation error in Database in sql server 2008?

I have found following errors when I use DBCC CHECKDB command. I don't have idea to fix the error. please help me. CHECKDB found 124 allocation errors and 0 consistency errors not associated with ...
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Resources for SQL Server programming?

I have tried to search from the web resources for SQL Server programming. Basically I'm trying to search good tutorial for programming SQL Server (creating procedures, triggers, cursors etc.). Can you ...