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

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SQL Server moving to new file

I am trying to do a shrink on my data file, after large delete. It is failing and I am unable to get it working. I am probably going to have to move to new data file. I am trying to find out if doing ...
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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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Backup SQL Server DB to a remote drive

I am trying to backup a SQL Server database to another drive letter located on another network on another domain. The location has already been mapped to Z:\ and corresponds to \\10.98.76.6\Backups\. ...
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Sql server 2008 - server name changed

I have changed the computer name of the server where sql server 2008 r2 is installed. Old name is WIN-OUJEKRMGXXX and new server name is KASURDYYY When i configure replication following error occurs: ...
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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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Application logs an INSERT into database but data is not there. Where to look for debug info?

I have a PHP shell application which essentially moves data from a MySQL table to a REMOTE MS SQL Server (2008 R2) server based on a number of business rules. This routine has been working flawlessly ...
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SQL 2008 R2 express: Server Cannot open database requested in login 'xx'. Login fails. Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM'

I have SQL Server 2000 installed on the server. I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 express edition as required for new application. The application runs on the same server which is Windows Server 2003 ...
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INSTALLING SQL SERVER 2008 in Windows XP

Hello this is my first time in Server Fault so I wish people are as accommodating here as in Stack Overflow. So.. Heres the thing. I need to install SQL Server 2008 Express 32 Bit on a Windows XP ...
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What are the downsides of running all SQL Servers under same domain account?

I am running two SQL Servers 2012 (for Always On) under the same domain account and would like to know what are the downsides in doing so. Few articles that I have read prior setting up the servers ...
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Create Report in Microsoft Excel - Permissions Issue in Team Foundation Server 2010

I am trying to use the feature "Create a Report in Microsoft Excel" for Visual Studio TFS 2010. I am being prompted for a username and password in Excel for any given Team Project when right clicking ...
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How to solve Merge Replication Conflicts that seemingly keep coming back?

I have two servers that are set up with MSSQL 2008 R2 and are replicating to each other with merge replication. I have 52 conflicts on my replication if I right-click the publication on the parent ...
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Backing up a SQL Server 2008 R2 Database without stored procedures

Is it possible to back up a SQL Server database, but only back up the Table structures and content (i.e. not include the stored procedures, views etc?) The scenario: We have a data centre hosted ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 Optimization

I've learned today, if you append to your query OPTION (MAXDOP 0) your query will run on multiple processors and if it's huge query, query will perform faster. I know general guidelines on query ...
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SQL SERVER 2008 R2 INSTANCESHAREWOWDIR Issue

I am trying to install SQL SERVER R2 Express Advanced Services on my VServer (Windows 2008 SP2 64bit). The server has also a sql server 2005 express instance for plesk... I am running in the strange ...
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Linked Server Mysql to SQL Server 2008 32-Bit

I have an SQL Server 2008 64 Bit and a Mysql-Server, and would like to use a Linked Server. However I need the 32-BIT Mysql ODBC Connector for an extern Application. When I would like to connect to ...
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SQL Server 2008 Log-shipping: Without a UNC drive: how? [closed]

My real question here is... is there a tool I can use? (E.g. I have a lot to do, and would prefer not to script it all up myself!) Anyone using the redgate (hmmm, they had a tool for this, but I do ...
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How many databases can i create per sql server license? [duplicate]

I have an enterprise edition license for my Sql Server 2008R2 and want to know how many databases can I create on it without additional licensing costs My question is not about number of databases ...
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Alias a linked Server in SQL server management studio?

Hoping someone can help - is there a way in SQL server management studio 2008 R2 that I can alias a linked SQL server? I have a server, added by IP address, to which I do not have the login ...
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Unable to backup SQL database due to insufficient permissions

We are attempting to do an internal SQL backup of our databases, however it appears when the databases were configured the SA user account had been disabled. For whatever reason the BUILTIN\Users only ...
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SQL Server 2008 setup error Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition on windows 7 and during installation it give error: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation
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Backup single table MS SQL SERVER

How to take a back up of single table and restore it back when I required. I mean,I need back of single table with all the indexes,constraints and data associated with that table. because I want to ...
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Does resizing a column lock the table?

What happens if I change a column from nvarchar(2) to nvarchar(10) or a column from char(2) to nvarchar(10). Does this lock, reorganize the table or does this work without any impact or downtime? I ...
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EMC AVAMAR Compatibility with SQL Server 2008 R2 in Active/Passive Clustered Mode

We are currently using EMC AVAMAR as part of our backup policy for backing up all our servers. We also have a SQL Server 2008 R2 active/passive setup. Does anyone know if EMC AVAMAR is compatible in ...
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replacing 3 drives out of 8 in a server [closed]

We have a Dell R510 server running SQL 2008 R2 with 8 x 300GB drives running Raid 5. We (just noticed) we had three bad drives with blinking lights so we powered down the server and replaced them ...
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How To Tell If a MSSQL 2008 Database Has Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Enabled

Does anyone happen to know if there is a way via WMI to tell whether a MSSQL 2008 database has TDE enabled? We have a large SQL estate that I'd like to survey and find out where we have TDE enabled. ...
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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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Clients Unable To Connect To Server Or Database

We recently moved several of our servers and VMs from one location to another. We have already go through and set up DNS and given all the correct IPs for all the machines we needed but we have one ...
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Backup microsoft SQL server 2008 to OneDrive

Is there an option to automate a backup to Microsoft Onedrive every night? The machine is a Windows server 2008 R2. I would like to to able to automatically upload my backups to OneDrive. I was ...
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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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CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master' … A database with the same name exists, or specified file

Background: I'm trying to get the Live Demos of Telerik's Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX working on my local machine in IIS 7. I'm getting an error when I view the ComboBox demo. Error I get: ...
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SQL Server Multiple Instances but showing the same databases

I am running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and need to have multiple instances which I have installed. However, when I restore a database onto one instance, it is showing up on the other ...
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SQL Server 2008 Timeout Expired

I asked the question below on Stackoverflow without any answers, however, someone suggested I ask the question on serverfault also. Hopefully someone can help. I recently publish my ASP.Net MVC 3 web ...
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Perfomance of SQL Server on Hyper-V VM

I decided to try server virtualization and I have not had such an experience before. I installed Hyper-V Core 2012, created a virtual machine and installed Windows Server 2008. On this VM I should ...
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Remote connection sql server not working but if firewall disabled it does?

I have setup sql server express 2008 on a windows 2008 server. And i have done all the standard stuff in sql to allow remote connections. The strange thing is if i disable the windows 2008 server ...
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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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Is dbcc FREEPROCCACHE safe to run freely?

I processed an administrative task in Blackboard that hits the database and its taking an extremely log time. I checked the logs and saw Caused by: java.sql.SQLTimeoutException: Query Timeout expired. ...
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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 ...
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SQL 2008 over the internet replication

Please excuse me for the (probably) stupid question, but SQL Server is not my main proficiency here... I have 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 servers, one in an AzureVM and another one in my local datacenter. ...
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Cannot add Domain Users to SQLServer security

I installed a win2008 server (WSQL) Its has successfully joined another Win2008 server which is the domain controller. Now back to WSQL machine, I connect it to the domain... And I install ...
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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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Unable to view SQL Server Agent while logged in as user

I apologize for asking with insufficient information. I have granted SQLAgentUserRole permission to one of the user in SQL server on msdb database, but when user login in to SSMS using his ...
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MSSQL Server 2008R2 Replication stall, no latency, no errors, missing data on subscriber

This morning after performing a routine database deployment of two new tables I noticed that transactional replication had stopped for more than 3 hours. When replication resumed it picked up 3+ hours ...
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Sql Server Transaction Log Backup Fails

I have a Sql Server 2008 Standard version. Mirroring is set up on the server in full safety mode. Its been working fine till today. The transaction log back-up fails every-time with an error "Error: ...
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Why does RDP freeze on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtual machine during high load?

We have noticed a problem where remote desktop sessions to a server will freeze when the server has high CPU load. Environment: VMWare ESX 4.0u1. Guest OS is Windows Server 2008 R2 (this is the ...
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Error on CMDEXEC job step even with proxy account defined

I’m not yet used to managing permissions on SQL Server 2008. I’m currently trying to create a SQL Server job directly from SQL with a user that isn’t sysadmin (but has the role SQLAgentUserRole). ...
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High memory usage, where is it coming from?

I have a virtual machine (Windows 2008 Server R2 64 bit running on vmware esxi 4) with 6 GB of installed RAM. It's reporting 95% memory usage and close to 0% CPU. This server hosts some WCF services ...
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Unable to apply CU 13 to SQL Server 2008 R2

I am running version 10.50.4033 and would like to apply cumulative update 14. However, I get an error that basically says I'm not at the correct version to apply this patch. I assume I have to ...
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Taking a disk image with Windows Server Backup while SQL Server is running

I'm using Microsoft's Windows Server Backup tool on a Windows 2008 R2 Server running SQL Server 2008. I want to take a disk image of a drive on which SQL Server is running (databases are on the drive ...
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SQL Mirroring on Live System? [closed]

My project has a SQL 2008 database with production data on it in use at all times. We need to move our entire production network from one hosting environment to another. We've already stood up the ...