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

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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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What would be the optimal disk config for SQL Server 2008 R2?

We have a new Dell R710 server that came with the following storage configuration: 8 x 146GB SAS 10k 6Gbps disks 1 x Perc H700 Integrated Controller (2 x 4 disks - 2 ports each supporting 4 disks) ...
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Performance differences between SQL Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise

Aside from features like partioning, indexed views and parallel indexing, are there any actual performance differences between the Standard and Enterprise editions of SQL Server 2008? Also, is the ...
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SQL DTC Failover Scenario

We had an interesting scenario in our clustered production environment last week. SQL 2008/R2 two boxes clustered on Win 2008/R2 in Active/Passive mode. On the active node A, the clustered MS/DTC ...
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Diagnosing Microsoft SQL Server error 9001: The log for the database is not available

Over the weekend a website I run stopped functioning, recording the following error in the Event Viewer each time a request is made to the website: Event ID: 9001 The log for database ...
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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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Change tracking in SQL 2008

What edition of SQL Server 2008 does change tracking require? Change Data Capture requires Enterprise from what I've read, I'm hoping change tracking will run on standard. TIA Dave
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SRSS Client Print Module must be downloaded every use

I am currently having an issue with SQL Server Reporting Services. Everytime a user clicks the print button for the report, the user must install the ActiveX client print module. The issue is that our ...
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SQL Server 2005 features in comparing DB schema /tables

Is it possible to create or do it from SSMS to compare two different schema ? I need to compare database table in my current production DB to see which one is different in order to generate delta ...
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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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Could SQL Server 2008 replication be used with NLB to allow unlimited scaling of reporting servers?

We are currently using transactional replication in SQL Server 2008 to keep a secondary reporting server synchronized with a primary database server. This has been working weel and keeps some of the ...
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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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SQL Server: Network pauses after installing cheap SATA card: Is there a solution?

At the risk of being assigned to the "bad DBA" club... I did something desperate, and may have to undo it. Problem: After installing a low cost eSATA board, my SQL Server is intermittently ...
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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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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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MS SQL access to restored database without sysadmin role

I have databases from different projects on one server. I can't give all developers administrative (sysadmin) access to the databases. They have to have the permissions needed to create and restore ...
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Sql Server Backup Compatibility - 2008 with 2005

I'm hoping to restore a backup from SQL Server 2008 into a Sql Server 2005 instance. Is there a way to have Sql 2008 back up in a format that 2005 will understand?
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Database planning - Multiple Schemas vs Multiple Databases vs Single large database vs Partitions

We design websites for Realty companies. The websites are used only to display the information and all the websites share a common template. We have around 150 websites for different customers. Some ...
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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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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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The database myDb is not accessible. (ObjectExplorer)

I'm developing an ASP.NET MVC3 web app, which connects to a SQL Server 2008 R2 database. Everything was working fine, until I started getting this error: The database myDb is not accessible. ...
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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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Error when restoring database (Windows 7 test environment)

I have a windows 7 operating system as a test environment. I have SQL Server EE installed with two instances, named as test and production. I took a full backup from AdventureWorks database from test ...
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Error when connecting to Named Instance as a Linked Server

I have a MS SQL2008 server running a root instance and a named instances. SQL001\. SQL001\Pilgrim When I connected to SQL001\Pilgrim I can set-up a link to the default instance SQL001\. no ...
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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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single application multiple users through thin client

I am having one application built in C# winforms. In the backend I am using SQLSERVER 2008 Express. The application is used remotely through thin clients. My problem is that when one user is using my ...
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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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SQL Server Reporting Services subscription creation silently fails. No error message is displayed, but the subscription does not get created

I'm trying to set up a subscription for a SSRS report. I have deployed the report to the server and I can view the report in a web browser with no problems. I have tried to reproduce this issue on ...
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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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Merge_Replication_Tables_Not_In_Sync

We've merge replication configured in our environment(1 Publisher, 3 Subscribers) and We know by default merge replication is bi-directional. Its working fine in case of inserts i.e, if a row is ...
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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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How can I have SQL Server Management Studio 2008 connect to my instances automatically?

I'm running a server with 3 database instances. Right now, when I open Management Studio, it opens the "Connect" prompt that lets me choose which instance I want (or connect to anything else). Would ...
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First login fails on hglab administrative console

I've set up a Server with Windows 2008R2 and Hglab 0.3.10, which is supposed to be a mercurial server. I've followed the instructions where at the end they say I should head to the website and start ...
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Uninstall SQL Server

how do I uninstall SQL Server 2008 manually? Add/remove programs does not uninstall everything. Thanks in advance.
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Website display of character encoding does not match up with config files

I have a language problem which I couldn't solve, no matter what I did, I request your help with this. I do web-publishing using Xampp on Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise (Language: English, ...
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How to recover the database which is accidently deleted using sql server 2008

How to recover the database which is accidently deleted using sql server 2008?
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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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How do I solve MSSQL 2008 install error, “The MOF compiler could not connect with the WMI server”?

Possibly related to: SQL Server 2008 Install fails error reading etwcls.mof After manually removing MSSQL 2008 from my system (uninstall failed to remove two instances), I receive the following ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory consumption for no usage [closed]

I have a application that uses SQL Server 2008 R2. I have a problem of memory consumption on the client side. Whenever the client runs the application, the SQL server starts consuming memory even if ...
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MSSQL: "Could not allocate space for object 'dbo.SORT temporary run storage in database because 'PRIMARY' filegroup is full

I have been around the block with this issue several times today checking blog posts everywhere and nothing has helped me to fix and resolve this issue. I'm trying to add a non-clustered index to a ...
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Using SAN Replication/Snapshots for SQL Server disaster recovery?

We have a web application that utilizes SQL Server 2008 on a single database server. All storage is local. For the past year we have been trying to get any form of SQL Server Replication to work ...
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SQL Server datafile growths

For SQL Server 2008 what is the maximum number of growths? And which view do I query to find that information for a datafile in my database?
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MS SQL 2008 - Can I use Windows Authentication to connect from a Mac

I have been using Navicat SQL on Mac (Snow Leopard) to connect to MS 2005 via "Basic Auth" and all is good. However the DB is now being migrated to MS 2008 and try as I might I cant get on via Windows ...
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Can Accpac be used with Windows authentication for SQL Server?

I'm the DBA and the Accpac guy is telling me we need a SQL login for the Accpac databases. Right now I use only Windows authentication, and I don't like the idea of turning on mixed authentication if ...