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

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How to allow a SQL Login to see only ONE database

i have a SQL Server server 2008 r2. I wish to create a two new Login for a client who wishes to have access to their one database. But I don't want to give them access to the other my databases. ...
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Failover cluster wouldn't fail over

I have an active-passive failover cluster on 2008r2 with SQL server 2008 clustered on it. I go to fail it over for maintenance and the resource failed to come online on either node. Once I rebooted ...
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How to connect to ms sql express?

I have sql express on my local network computer, I created new account, I enabled server auth, and when I am trying to connect to this account from local machine, everything works fine. But when I try ...
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SQL failover cluster on single ESXi host

I'm setting up a virtual environment consisting of 10 VM's with 2 primary SQL databases required. The infrastructure allocates two pairs of SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise edition (VM's). The pairs are ...
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In sql-server, how do I give server-level permission to user to make backups on any database

I need to give a user server-level permissions, once and for all time, to back-up any existing or future database on the server instance, without making the user sysadmin. How can I do that? I've ...
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Restore backup from SQL 2008 to 2008R2 with standby

We are looking to replicate our production database to another instance so that when reports are run, it doesn't slow down the application to the point of being barely usable. I had limited success ...
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Exploring / editing SQL Server data of a runtime installation

I installed some software which has built into its installer a sort of minimal installation of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. The software itself uses the database just fine, but I want somehow to be ...
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SQL server ODBC connection for Active Directory user who doesn't log in to the windows

Do you think it is possible to create a SQL server ODBC Connection for an active directory user who doesn't log in into the windows. Ideally this type of users will be used in the batch process. So, ...
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SQL Server 2008r2 SP2 Manual Install Error

I am receiving an error I have never seen before, nor can I find any info on the net. When I try to install SP2 for SQL Server 2008r2 I receive the following error. Cannot find the value of the ...
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Download SQL 2008 R2 and install remotely with key

I have the media and product key for a copy of SQL Server 2008R2, however, I can not get my CD to the server at my data center. Is there a downloadable version (or can the trial be downloaded) of the ...
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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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My php site cannot connect to SQL Database - SqlExpress2012

Im quite new to SQL Express 2012, but have just installed it on my server 2008 r2. Im trying to install a CMS called joomla, which I' ve done many times before both on SQL community server and hosted ...
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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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Cannot Connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 from Sharepoint Server

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on dbserver and Sharepoint 2010 on webserver. When trying to configure Sharepoint to use the database installed on dbserver, it says it cannot connect. Then I ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Clustering AND DB Mirroring (Async)

I've got a MS SQL 2008 R2 Fail-Over Clustered Instance running between two Windows 2008 R2 servers using the inbuilt Windows Clustering features, that is working with a DTC and Quorum with a disk ...
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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 3....
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Can I move all DB files on SQL server 2008 to a different logical drive and then change the drive letter?

I've got a SQL Server 2008 (std) with 19 DBs. Because I'm replacing my SAN, I need to move all the DB files to a different volume. I've moved individual DBs before using MS's recommended method: ...
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How to best move system DBs from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 R2?

I'm in the process of moving from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 R2. Moving the production DBs and logs is straightforward, through either detach/attach or backup/restore. (new hardware, so I have the old ...
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sql server x64 access x86 COM object

I want to transfer a database from SQL Server 2000 x86 to SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 but it uses a x86 COM object that I have no inside knowledge of. I know there are some articles out there about the ...
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SSMS stuck scripting database objects

SQL Server Management Studio sits stuck, after scripting all objects in a database. Except it didn't script all objects in a database. i scripted all the objects in an SQL Server 2008 database from ...
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MS SQL - syncronising “a view” to another MS SQL server

Let me open by saying that I am no MSSQL expert. I'm a linux admin, so please forgive me if I should know this. I've been asked to syncronise a view or a table from one MSSQL database to another. I'...
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SQL Server reliance on Domain Controller

Just have had an interesting situation with a remote database server which I did not think happened. The setup is server A is a domain controller in the main network, and server B is on a remote ...
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How to un-install sql server 2008 analysis service only?

Initally I installed SQL server 2008 R2 Evaluation version. Then we bought licence key for SQL server 2008 R2 Web and wanted to update my licence, but unfortunately I installed analysis service when I ...
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MS SQL Express - Memory limitation vs. web application [duplicate]

I have web application that will be similar to forums. I plan to have few thousands+ users on this application, and i wonder if i can use MS SQL Express - here is the list of it's limitations: ...
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Trouble Publishing an MVC4 site on HostGator

I have been working on a C# MVC4 website and trying to publish it to a Host Gator shared Windows hosting account. They are running both MSSQL 2008 and mySql. We have run into some trouble when trying ...
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opening firewall 1433 port to IP address that require a direct connection

We are upgrading from sql server 2005 to sql server 2008 and windows server 2008 R2. New server is behind a firewall, we have 30 or so windows XP machines, that will require the port 1433 to be ...
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Instant File Initialization Turned on but file grows slower in sql server 2008r2

What are the reasons a data file (8 GB) could take a long time to grow even if Instant file initialization is turned on in sql server 2008r2? The sql service account has admin access to "Perform ...
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DateTime of data file autogrowth in sql server

How to determine the datetime of the last auto file growth of a data file in sql server 2008, if I dont have a trace file at the time of autogrowth. One of the online posts mentioned that the "...
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SQL Server 2008: Large transaction log file in Simple Recovery Mode

I am having a problem with disk space in SQL Server 2008. This is the situation: - I had a DB set with Simple Recovery and this DB used to use 2-3 GB for the transaction log file - I moved this DB to ...
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Installing MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Utilizing Data Array

Maybe I can't put together a query that finds what I am looking for on the Internet, but I want to make sure this is done right. I have a new server that has Windows Server 2008 R2 loaded onto a RAID ...
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SQL Server 2008 intermitent error 40 running parallel queries

Here's our setup : We are using Red Gate SQL Multi-Script to run queries on our ~1000 databases which reside on a single SQL Server 2008. SQL Multi Script can be configured to run queries in ...
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Dynamics AX 2009 Falls Over when SQL Cluster Rolls

We had an issue on one of our production database nodes which caused it to fail over to another. This caused a brief outage whilst the service rolled. This temporary glitch however was enough to ...
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Network adapter on Windows can't access local network

I have a HP server which has Windows Server 2008 as OS. I also have an Ubuntu server VM running with Hyper-V. My ubuntu server runs a web application which connects to MS SQL Server running on the ...
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Missing MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS folder

I seem to be missing my C:\Program Files\Microsoft Sql SERVER\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS folder. I have reinstalled SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 but still do not have it. Any ideas?
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Install SQL CLR types & Report Viewer 2012 on Sql 2008 server

I'm in the process of installing a client's ASP.net site on a Windows Server 2003 box running Sql 2008. The site uses Report Viewer 2012, but when I attempted to install it on the server, I got the ...
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Backing PDF files and SQL server DB

I have my own Windows Server an Asp.Net application hosted live. The application allows users to upload CV PDF files and I have the DB also on that server. Which steps should I take to ensure that all ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 access denied

I'm trying to install Target Process on a Windows 7 machine, but for that I need to install SQL Server Express 2008, but I've been hitting my head on the same problem for a while now. I found ...
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HA Options for Windows Servers

We are looking at different options to allow us to stay up and running when our primary datacenter (DC1) goes down for any reason. What is the main difference in having a offsite server updated all ...
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Error upgrading from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2

I needed to restore a database (created in SQL Server 2008 R2 - version 10.50.1600) to a new DB in Server 2008 (version - 10.00.2531). I got the error - Restore failed for Server .... Additional info ...
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Server failed, can I retrieve my database from the my hard disk?

I have an old server running Windows Server 2003 R2. Windows got corrupted due to an improper shutdown. I attempted to repair the Windows installation, but it made things worse (it gets to the desktop,...
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SQL Server 2005 on Windows 7 along with SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

I've installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition in my Win 7 notebook. The Express Edition doesn't have SQL Profiler enabled. Thus it's hard for me to debug my SQL 2005 applications. I have a ...
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Can't enable 'sa' account in SQL Server 2008

I'm trying to enable 'sa' account in SQL Server 2008 through the MS SQL Server Management Studio Express. When I set the properties through the 'Properties' section of the login and click Ok, there ...
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Package run on SQL Server Job Agent - Login failed for user

I created a package on my SQL Server (2012) through the import/export data wizard which exports data to another SQL Server (2008). I set up a job which runs this package but I get an error: ...
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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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SQL 2008 fail-over cluster---specified credentials for the SQL Server service are not valid

We had Two Node SQL 2008 fail-over cluster. Last week one node was crashed, so we decided to re-build the passive Node(crashed Node), we reinstalled the OS and added to windows cluster successfully, ...
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Which Website/User uses the Server resources on Windows Server 2008? [closed]

I have a shared webhosting server based on Windows 2008/IIS 7/Plesk 11.0 .Most of the time Server's CPU usage is over 80% and MS SQL Server process uses most of the CPU/RAM resources. I want to know ...
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Cannot access SQL 2008 or 2012 R2 Express server remotely

I have tried to remotely access two different servers on two different machines, one 2008 the other 2012, and have had zero luck with either machine. I have followed the steps in: How to enable ...
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Error when creating Publications

Here`s a screenshot of error I get when I try to create publication .... Here's a link! What should I do? edit So now I have problem that I cant delete distributor I created, any tips?
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Best practice for setting up SQL server on a Virtual Machine [closed]

This is my first attempt at virtualizing SQL server on VMWare and I want to make sure I am doing things correctly. Should I have SQL server installed on the C: drive / same partition as the OS, Then ...
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How do I change the number of days a copied transaction log is kept in a log shipping configuration?

I think this is a pretty simple and perhaps stupid question. I've established log shipping between two SQL Server 2008 servers using the GUI (i.e. the SQL Server Management Studio). It's been ...