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

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SQL Maintenance Cleanup Task Working but Not Deleting

I have a Maintenance Plan that is suppose to go through the BACKUP folder and remove all .bak older than 5 days. When I run the job, it gives me a success message but older .bak files are still ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Transactional replication ports

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc646023.aspx states Replication connections to SQL Server use the typical regular Database Engine ports (TCP port 1433 for the default instance, etc.) ...
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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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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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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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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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Alias to SQLEXPRESS

I have developer edition from SQL Server 2008, but now I have a piece of software with a hardcoded connection string: Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=db;User Id=sa;Password=1234; Now I ...
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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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“Virtual” shared storage for SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster

I am trying to set up a virtual test environment for a SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster (2 nodes) running on Hyper-V. The cluster requires a shared storage to function properly, however in this test ...
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Can't access SQL Server 2008 from workstations, but can from server

We have an app that can use mssql2k or 2k8. We've been using 2k but I decided to try 2k8 to compare. I installed in on our win2k3 server alongside mssql2k. In the ODBC applet on the server, I was ...
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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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How do I uninstall an instance of SQL Server 2008 from my computer?

I've just set up SQL Server 2008 Express on my computer, kind of as a learning tool. Unfortunately I've seem to installed a number of instances to get it working. I would like to uninstall all but one ...
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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 Trial Edition to Full Edition

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 for the 180 day trial. We tested the system and it's working fine, and I wanted to convert it to full version. The problem is, I have a volume key licence to SQL ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Error 15401 when trying to add a domain user

I am trying to add a domain user. I am doing the following. Expand Security Right click on Logins Select New Login... Login name select search Click on location and select entire directory Type ...
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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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SQLS Timeouts - High Reads in Profiler

I've audited a SQLS2008 server with Profiler for one day.. the overhead didn't seem to trouble this new client my company has. They are using a legacy VB6 application as a front-end. They're ...
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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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Restore Database User to Server Login on SQL Server 2008

We have a database backup we need to restore on a server that doesn't have the logins for the database... all the users are in the database though so we are hoping we can restore it this way? I've ...
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32-bit SQL eating up RAM on 64-bit OS until SQL is brought to its knees

This may be related to other threads I've seen, but I need a solution to this specific situation. The SQL instance continuously consumes more and more RAM until after about a week it's grabbed over ...
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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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SSIS Execute from Job on server - Show Colors on package

We are running SSIS on SQL Server 2008 R2 I have a SSIS package that gets executed from a job on the server ever morning and it can take a few hours to complete. When you execute the package from ...
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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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why I dont have Audit option in SQL server 2008?

I am using SQL server 2008 but still in my sql server management studio I dont have audit option under the Security menu though login, Server Rols, Credentials are there.Why?
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Unable to start SQL Server Instance 2008 R2 - DB file corrupt

I was not able to start the SQL Server 2008 R2 production DB instance. After reading the log file error message is " The log scan number passed to log scan in database ‘master’ is not valid. This ...
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Remote SQL server connection failure

I am trying to connect to my MSSQL server 2008 web instance and im failing horribly... i get the error 26 and before you jump on me i have done these Check the spelling of the SQL Server instance ...
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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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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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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 ...