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

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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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Install & Configure PHP to MS SQL Server on Windows 7 (64bit)

I have been striggling to set up the following scenario: Apache 2 (64bit) running on Windows 7 (64bit) PHP (64bit) MS SQL Express 2008 as (local) I have managed to install and configure both ...
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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 ...
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Manipulate SBSMonitoring Database

Our SBSMonitoring database has reached its limit (10GB). I've worked with databases in a previous job and I'm familiar writing SQL queries. Is it safe to delete entries from tables in that database? ...
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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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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...
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Why is MSSQL 2008 saying @filter_clause is invalid and that articles do not exist when creating a new publication from a script?

I have a snapshot publication on a test server with a pull subscription set up on another test server (both SQL Server 2008 R2). This publication takes a snapshot of a few columns in a few tables for ...
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Combining failover clustering and database mirroring

When you combine failover clustering and database mirroring in SQL Server, you need to change the mirroring partner timeout value so that the local cluster gets a chance to fail over before database ...
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Why is my database not available?

I have one database on my server that constantly becomes unavailable. To fix, I take it offline, then back online. Looking at the event viewer there are three errors in quick succession: FCB::Open ...
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Monitor SQL Server

I am managing a very important SQL Server 2008 R2 database. I need a solution that notifies me through email if the performance of the database server is getting bad. I am imagining the following ...
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0.5 TB SQL Server Database, is it possible to store in a standalone server? [closed]

We are facing the task of storing of 0.5 TB of data in a SQL Server 2008 Server. Is it possible to do it in a standalone server? Later we also want to query for generating statistics of the data (a ...
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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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SqlServer 2008/2014 different Collation on column names and data?

We're trying to migrate an third party application from DB2 to SqlServer. DB2 seems to be case insensitive when it comes to column names. The problem is that the application for some reason uses ...
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How do I know which node in a cluster answers?

I have set up an NLB with two servers (nodes) which are running the same service. The filtering is single host, because I don’t want them to run at the same time, because there is data in the cache ...
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Moving SQL Server 2008 R2 Logs Causing Access Denied Error

I have just tried moving the log location for the SQL server 2008 R2 logs as I have a fairly small System disk due to the massive size of the Winsxs folder, and now I am getting the following error in ...
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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 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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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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Is an HP Proliant 350e Gen8 server appropriate for Primevera and Sage applications? [duplicate]

I want to buy a server to accommodate both the Primevera and Sage applications? Would a HP Proliant 350e Gen8 do? Are there any concerns about this platform?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...