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 R2 Replication conflict

We have software that during the installation or updates it drop and adds all of its views, triggers, and stored procedures. This became a problem when we tried to implement a snap shot replication on ...
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ASP.MVC website production server configuration best practice

When creating a new website on a production windows 2008 r2 server which requires connection to SQL Express should I create a custom identity for the application to run under or leave it as ...
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Slow Connection to SQL Server using OleDB

I have a web application using an ISAPI filter (written in c\c++) and OleDB to connect to a SQL Server 2008. The application works fine on a certain number of Windows Server 2008 R2. Recently I ...
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How to do Merge Replication?

I tried to do synchronization of database between servers to synchronize a database using merge replication. Simply I've added publication in server A and subscription in Server B by declaring ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express connection error

Hi I'm having issues with SQL connection for a client PC We have software that uses SQL database, and I have just updated from SQL2005 to SQL2008 We have 5 pcs: 2 x vista (32 bit) 2 x win7 (64bit) ...
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Failover cluster wouldn't fail over

I have an active-passive failover cluster on 2008r2 with SQL server 2008 clustered on it. I go to fail it over for maintenance and the resource failed to come online on either node. Once I rebooted ...
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sql server x64 access x86 COM object

I want to transfer a database from SQL Server 2000 x86 to SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 but it uses a x86 COM object that I have no inside knowledge of. I know there are some articles out there about the ...
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SSMS stuck scripting database objects

SQL Server Management Studio sits stuck, after scripting all objects in a database. Except it didn't script all objects in a database. i scripted all the objects in an SQL Server 2008 database from ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 access denied

I'm trying to install Target Process on a Windows 7 machine, but for that I need to install SQL Server Express 2008, but I've been hitting my head on the same problem for a while now. I found ...
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SQL Server 2005 on Windows 7 along with SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

I've installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition in my Win 7 notebook. The Express Edition doesn't have SQL Profiler enabled. Thus it's hard for me to debug my SQL 2005 applications. I have a ...
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SQL 2008 fail-over cluster---specified credentials for the SQL Server service are not valid

We had Two Node SQL 2008 fail-over cluster. Last week one node was crashed, so we decided to re-build the passive Node(crashed Node), we reinstalled the OS and added to windows cluster successfully, ...
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ssms script wizard not working with modified tables

I'm looking for a way to get all triggers and constraint we modified in a script to migrate them to a different database or reapply to this one if necessary. I'm using SQLServer Management Studio ...
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MS SQL 2008 R2 64bit will not use more than 1.5GB in task manager

I have the latest MS SQL 2008 R2 installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. The SQL server process never surpasses 1.5GB in the task manager resulting in heavy disk usage. I have solve this problem ...
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Deploying reports to report server

I posted this question on stackoverflow, but I think it would be better here. I configured SSRS 2008 on a remote server running under Network Service. I can access the report manager from my local ...
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SQL Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1 - Management Studio installation language

In our production server, the hosting provider installed SQL Server and Management Studio (standard edition) in Spanish, but I would like to have them in English. It's quite difficult to find menu ...
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SQL Server services not showing up in SQL Configuration Manager

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) box. This instance exists primarily to run SSRS in SharePoint integrated mode. When I open SQL Server Configuration Manager, ...
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Unable to access SQL Server 2008 - Cannot Generate SSPI Context

I've had this problem for a few weeks but haven't had time to focus on it until now. My company has a relatively fresh installation of Windows Server 2011, which is also running Microsoft SQL Server ...
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SQL08 ConnectionString: Data Source= vs Server=

For an asp.net webapp, is there a functional difference between a connection string (in Web.config) that uses: Data Source=[WIN-MachineName]\SQLEXPRESS vs Server=[WIN-MachineName]\SQLEXPRESS Since ...
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Delete the default instance of SQL Server 2008

I'm trying to uninstall SQL Server 2008. I went through add remove programs and deleted all the SQL Server programs which didn't remove the services and the instances... I manually deleted the ...
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SQL Server Database stuck in Restoring… state

I'm trying to configure a mirror for a Test database between two SQL Server 2008 R1 SP1 Servers: A1 and A2 I'm doing a full backup of Test database on A1 and then trying to restore it on A2 with ...
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SQLServerAgent could not be started (reason: Unable to connect to server ) Error 103?

Does anyone know how to make the second SQL instance Agent working on the same MSCS SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster? In the clustered SQL Server service instance2 i have assigned the same service account ...
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How to create an SSIS package with a Script Component

I am using Microsoft Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) to create an SSIS package. Take into account that is my first attempt with SSIS. I want to take data from a Source database ...
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Unable to authenticate proxy when starting SQL snapshot agent

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 install running SQL Server 2008 R2 with all the latest updates etc applied, I have restored a database from an old image (SQL 2005) and am trying to get web-sync ...
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How do deal with SQL Server transaction log corruption

We had a failure with our SQL Server log shipping job. sp_readerrorlog reported: Backup detected log corruption in database X. Context is Bad Middle Sector. LogFile: 2 'D:\Database\X_log.MDF' VLF ...
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Suggestion for encrypting database files in SQL 2008 Standard Cluster

I have an SQL 2008 Server configured as a fail-over cluster an have a requirement to have the database files (mdf/ldf) encrypted. We have tried to use EFS for this but there are a lot of issues doing ...
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Asymmetric key to import assemblies

To import the System.DirectoryServices assembly requires the following commands create asymmetric key asmKey_DirectoryServices from executable file = 'c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.5072 ...
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Problems with Apache Mod_Proxy and Microsoft's ReportViewer's Reserved.ReportViewerWebControl.axd

I've configured an Apache httpd server (v2.2) as a reverse proxy (with SSL) to a Microsoft IIS website running an ASP.NET application with SQL Server Report Services. The proxy mostly works but ...
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SQL - progmatically change refresh rate for ALL publishers in replication monitor

How can I change progmattically change the refresh rate of all the publishers in the repliation monitor ? Without going into each one to change it's publisher setttings. MS SQL SMS 2008 R2 AHIA, ...
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SQL Reporting Server Authentication Issue

I have one web server & one DB server (running SQL SERVER 2008). Both the servers are in different domains. The web server is allowed to communicate(the communication takes place internally ...
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Event viewer filtering - MS Sql server - How to filter logins from outside?

I want to filter event log to show SQL logon that was initiated from other machines, I have thousands of logins from local machine and few ones from other machines. I want to monitor that connections ...
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Need 64bit SQL Server 2008 for Windows 7 64bit OS

I have Windows 7 64-Bit, and I have SQL Server 2008 Developer edition. Whenever I am trying to install SQL I an error stating that I cannot install 32-Bit SQL Server on a 64-Bit OS, but in the SQL ...
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Alter Fulltext Catalog Reorganize: Any issues to run this during daytime?

I have been going thru documents on Alter Fulltext Catalog Reorganize. But unlike Alter Index Reorganize, BOL(Books Online) documentation does not mention whether it's possible to run it without ...
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Can encryption be disabled for the login handshake in SQL Server 2005 or 2008

When a client Application connects to SQL Server the login credentials are sent over the network in a TLS Encrypted Handshake Message. For testing purposes I would like to have the login credentials ...
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Which method of SQL Server 2005 or 2008 Replication is best for ease of field changes?

We need 15 minute warm updates from one SQL Server to another. Log Shipping looks good and appears easy to setup. We are also looking into Transactional Replication. The data only needs to copy one ...
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Strange Values in SYS.DM_TRAN_LOCKS table RESOURCE_ASSOCIATED_ENTITY_ID column

Strange Values in SYS.DM_TRAN_LOCKS table RESOURCE_ASSOCIATED_ENTITY_ID column I’ve been trying to understand some strange values in the RESOURCE_ASSOCIATED_ENTITY_ID column of SYS.DM_TRAN_LOCKS when ...
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SQL 2008 Database tuning advisor won’t start

For some reason I can't get DTA to connect to my development machine. It connects to a remote DB just fine but when I point it to my dev machine I get an error saying: Failed to initialize MSDB ...
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sql server using all the memory on the box and throwing timeouts on pedestrian queries

I have max memory set. But at least 1 time a day the Sql Server hits over 95% of the ram in the box, and page faults for more. In the meantime the website is throwing very obscure timeouts on simple ...
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What side effects are there of uninstalling SQL Server Analysis Services with TFS?

I have a TFS install which I think was never really successfully installed. I'm using it just for single-developer source control so I don't care about any analysis type functionality. When trying to ...
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Error while starting synchronize

I'm using merge replication for database synchronization. I'm getting the folllowing error when launching the replication monitor.I can able to access both sides. Stil having the problem. Error ...
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SSL Thumbprint Registry setting for SQL Server 2008 clustered on Windows Server 2008

I'm deploying an active/passive, two node fail over Windows Server 2008 cluster to support a SQL Server 2008 instance. I'm attempting to configure SQL Server to use a certificate issued by my domain's ...
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Can/Should I have Replication Schema on databases that don't participate in replication?

I'm dealing with several databases, some of which will participate in replication, others will not. Is it possible (or wise) to keep the replication schema on the database that do not participate in ...
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SQL DATABASE USING VPN

I have a very simple classic asp site on a Windows 2008 Server with an IIS 7.5 that connects to an Sql database on a Sql 2008 r2. the site works perfectly when accessing it both locally from the ...
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SSA sending false job failure emails MSSQL(10.0)

We have a job runs every 3 minutes. We have set up email failure notifications as we are not located at the site. Every few days or so we will receive a number of job failure emails regarding the job ...
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How to locate the cause of a excessive memory in ms sql

We are experiencing memory issues with MS Sql 2008 R2. There appears to be a memory leak that is consistently increasing in memory usage until it gets to about 1.5 gb and then stops. We have used ...
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Removing Orphaned user from MS SQL Server 2008 database fails

I am dealing with an issue where a User is not able to logon with the database Username & Password all of a sudden. In the past I have reported orphaned users by running these 2 commands: USE ...
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How do you RESET the SQL Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocol settings back to default?

We have a SQL Server with multiple interfaces and a previous admin wanted to enable TCP/IP protocol to listen on a specific port. I believe that wherever he saw a specific IP address, he replaced it ...
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Remote SQL Server Connection works from SSMS but not from Application

We are troubleshooting a weird issue with our SQL Server 2008 server. The application server runs a windows service that makes a DB connection via a connection string in its config file, and we end ...
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SQL Server 2008 - how to set automatic ANSI to OEM conversion option

I have a product I am installing where the pre-requisite is SQL Server. The product documentation (which is quite old) talks about SQL Server 2000. However I am installing SQL Server 2008. The ...
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Replicate SQL Server to Amazon RDS

I have a SQL Server in a dedicated hosted facility that we would like to have DR for. Is it possible such that the database is replicated out to a SQL Server instance in Amazon RDS? Or would I have ...
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Weird issue in RDL on SSRS 2008

I'm the admin for our project's SQL Server 2008, with SSRS Standard Edition. We've encountered 2 issues with one recurring which we suspect it's a bug but we can't find any information on it. These ...