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

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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 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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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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Windows Server 2003 r2 vs 2008 r2 - Performance for SQL Server [closed]

First off, I'm not a sys admin, just a programmer frustrated by poor server performance… We’re currently running a VM (I believe the host is Win Server 2008) on a newer E5-2650 CPU, 24 GB RAM, at ...
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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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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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SQL Server Virtual Network Name Change Error

I am in the process of configuring a two-node failover cluster for a migration project. We are transitioning a stand-alone SQL Server to a cluster. Environment: 2x nodes with Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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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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Configure MSSQL 2008 to use kerberos authentication

I would like to set my current mssql db (2008 and 2012) to authenticate using a linux kerberos server that I have in my environment . The windows station is in a workgroup and I would like to avoid ...
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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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Windows XP Service Dependency Order and SQL Express

Several years ago I built and deployed a system on XP that involved a custom written service that talked to a local 2008 SQL Express instance (that also had a CLR dependency). At the time I set up ...
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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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Connecting to a domain-joined SQL Server from a non-domain client

I struggled for some time yesterday, attempting to log into a SQL Server 2008 instance on a domain-joined server from a non-domain-joined client. The computers in question: -fhsvr is a domain-joined ...
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SQL Server 2008: Host name did not change

I have a SQL Server 2008 installation and I want to upgrade it to R2. During the upgrade process, in the Reporting Services Authentication window, the host name that appeared for the instance name is ...
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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 ...
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Software crashing randomly and frequently. MS SQL error

So I just start this job at a small business and they have this software (lets call it "GDB") that crashes. The employees said this software did not have this issue three months ago but until ...
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Unable to connect to MSSQLServer 2008 R2

I have setup SQL Server 2008 R2 on a desktop (Windows 7). All the client protocols are enabled. I am trying to connect to this instance from my laptop. The laptop and the desktop are on the same ...
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Is this the correct way to wait for an idle database catalog before restoring a log (for Sql Server log shipping)?

I want to have a separate instance of Sql Server dedicated to a "reporting" role. I've decided to populate that server via Log Shipping (since mirroring won't work, and Availability Groups is ...
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How to use the join statement in MSSQL correctly? [closed]

I am pretty new to SQL and I already read something about joins , but coudn't find out. I painted my scenario here : I want to update the Firstname of Table1 into Temp1 where the CreateTS of the ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases “Suspect” after Logs Moved

We have a client using our software with MSSQL and we are trying to solve a problem for them. We work more with MySQL so pardon my ignorance in the ways of MSSQL Server. They have 3 volumes on that ...
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Is an ms-sql/excel connection two way?

When I connect to an external data source on my MS-SQL server using Excel, is it solely an import, or can I edit the data residing on the MS-SQL server right from Excel? I have a user (the DBA, funny ...
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IIS/SQL Server showing RAM is 100% utilized but Processes add up to less than 15% usage

I have a Windows Server 2008 system running IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008 R2 with 64gb of RAM which is showing 100% of the available physical RAM being used at all times. However, when you look at the ...
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Migrate existing database to mirrored database on Azure

I have setup 3 Sql VM's on Azure for database mirroring as described in this link with the idea being that we move our current database, which is currently on a single VM outside of Azure. Everything ...
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Offline database can't be restored: Exclusive access could not be obtained

I'm practicing a SharePoint 2010 to 2013 migration and having trouble restoring a database. After backing up a database on a SP2010/SQL 2008 server, I'm trying to restore it to a database I've freshly ...
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SQL Server 2008 - Difference between server and database permissions

And I think I'm almost there conceptually. I think I just need a few example/confirmations to bring it home. 1) My understanding is that server permissions ...
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Processing data faster using ssis and an ssd drive

We have a new local server that processes data using sql server 2008 and ssis. in this server i have dedicated drive to do different things. the c drive is for the os and software. the d drive is for ...
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SQL server databases are stucked in restoring state

I have a single server in my SharePoint 2010 server farm. Today some of users complained about that some of Infopath forms can not be opened. When I checked the SOL Server Management Studio I saw that ...
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Restore MS SQL 2008 Database from files

is it possible to restore a MSSQL server by copying its directory/data files? I have a damaged hard disk and was able to salvage the C:\Program Files (x86)\SQL Server 2008\MSSQL\MSSQL10.MYDATABASE ...
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SQL Named Pipes across Site to Site VPN

Running into SQL issues and I can find the exact problem already posted here on SF. I have a SQL server running on a 192.168.16.x subnet on one side of a site to site VPN. I have a workstation on a ...
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SQL Backup Is Taking All My Hard Drive Space

I have a job that I run every day to backup my SQL database. I just bought a band new server and was going to transfer the database backup over to the new serer and restore it. Our database isn't as ...
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How to create a new sql server instance without installation media

I'm relatively new to SQL Server installations ( however I use extensively the Management Studio), the situation is that I have a server (machine) where the SQL Server has been installed ( not by me ...
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Possible to take a backup of SQL Server 2012 DB and restore on 2008?

I want to take a backup of SQL 2012 and restore on 2008, is that possible ? I have this options which I can't change on DB. Thank you
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SQL Server 2008 R2 error: 18456, state 1: login failed for “domain\username”

I can't seem to authenticate to my SQL server using the following command: sqlcmd -S myserver -d mydatabase -U user -P password It always says, error: 18456, state 1: login failed for ...
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SQL Server Error - HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

I have a huge 200MB .SQL file. When I try to open this in SQL server management studio 2008, I get the error -Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. What could the ...
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SQL Server does not enforce encryption rules

I am forcing encryption on my MS SQL server. My intention is to reject any client connection that does not use SSL to connect. Here are my detailed steps : makecert -r -pe -n ...
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Cannot Connect to MsSql2008 R2 Database Engine, While Connecting to Other Services

I have installed MsSQL 2008 R2 on my computer as I have installed always before. But unfortunately this time, I cannot connect to Database Engine while I can easily connect to the other services like ...
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Login failed for user 'sa'. … [CLIENT: 59.48.47.215]

I have an Amazon EC2 instance and i don't have anything running on it yet but my event log is full of below error "Login failed for user 'sa'. Reason: An attempt to login using SQL authentication ...
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The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool

I have a WPF application which I want to use on multiple machines. I can connect to it on the same machine but I can't connect from another machine. I know I have to enaple TCP/IP connection and I ...
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SQL 2008 R2 User Connections and Total Server Memory counters spike at the same time on multiple servers

We use SolarWinds SAM software to monitor servers and applications. We started using it to monitor our SQL servers through the performance counters. We started getting alerts two to three times ...
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sa account not working anymore on SQLServer2008

I have been running SQLServer 2008 for some years now on my laptop. At a certain point I cannot login anymore with my sa account (mixed authentication turned on). I get the error message 233. This ...
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Dummy transaction to check if a system is up

We want to send a dummy transaction through our system (Application - DB) to ensure it is still up every minute. If the transaction fails we are alerted - Thereby knowing within a minute if there is ...
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Can there be two machines with the same server name (SQL SERVER) in the same network? [closed]

I have a program in excel that connects to several sql servers using servername and instance. My question is, what would happen if there are two servers (machines) with the same servername in the same ...
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dbcc checkdb('XYZ', REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS) indicating that XYZ is already open and can only have one user at a time

I have a DB, XYZ, that had a corrupt log file and now since the log file is totally unusable this is rendering this specific DB unusable and I need to be able to rebuild it. I've already done a lot ...
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SQL 2008 Failure after compressing HDD

I've absent-mindedly let Windows Server 2003 compress a HDD to try and save some space. That same drive contains an instance of SQL Server 2008. Since compressing, all the Databases have taken ...
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Is is safe to upgrade SQL server 2008

I have a windows vps with sql2008 express r2 (with tools) installed, one of my clients require full-text search feature. Sql 2008 with advance services has that feature. So my question is, is it ...
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Restore From Database not showing database I want to pick

In Management Studio I want to restore to a point in time from an existing database. However, the databases that I can choose from in the drop down list don't include the one I want to choose. And ...
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SQL Port 1433 needed in SQL Server2008 IP Field for remote connection

I just installed SQL Server 2008 on my server. I do it often enough to forget what to do so I read through a couple of MS installation instructions. I installed with no issues. I tried to remote ...
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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 ...