Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (often abbreviated as SQL Server 2012 or MSSQL 2012) is the latest version of Microsoft's SQL database server software. It includes new features and upgraded functionality from its predecessor, SQL Server 2008 R2, went RTM on March 6th, 2012 and to general release on April ...

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Installing SQL Server 2012 on older instance

I have SQL Server 2008R2 installed on my server which I can connect either by providing server name "xyz" or IP address "127.xx.xx.xxx". Does it mean my installation is done with default instance? ...
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How can I get SQL 2012 Web Edition?

If I want to get a copy of SQL 2012 Web Edition, do I have to go through a hosting provider such as Rackspace? What about if I am in the MS Select program and a Volume Licensing account? How is it ...
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SQL Server 2012 permissions from AD group login not refreshed until server restart

We have some IIS sites which runs under Managed Service Accounts (Windows Server 2012). Theese MSAs are members of resource groups in Active Directory. We are using resource groups as logins in SQL ...
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SQL Server Failover Cluster on Azure (HA Strategy)

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster? An Azure blob ...
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Unable to install SQL Server 2012

Unable to install SQL Server 2012 Error SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: 1: 2229 2: Q:\PCUSOURCE\1033_ENU_LP\x86\setup\x86\sqlncli.msi 3: Property 4: SELECT Value FROM Property ...
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SQL Server 2012 Cluster BSOD

I'm trying to set up a SQL Server 2012 SP1 "AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance" on top of a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster (cl01) consisting of 2x 2012 R2 nodes (sql1 and sql2). Hosted on VMWare ESXi ...
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Disabling locked page allocations in SQL Server 2012

Locked page allocations are enabled in my instance of SQL server 2012 even though I have no accounts with the "lock pages in memory" user right. This article by Microsoft - ...
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Use AWS ephemeral drives for SQL Server for redundancy/read-only/other live purposes

Are there any good uses for the ephemeral drives on AWS Windows instances when using SQL Server besides putting TempDB and the pagefile there? I'm wondering, for example, if one could replicate the ...
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How do I upgrade sql server 2012 RTM to sql server 2012 SP1

I'm really confused by the 2 different editions of SQL Server 2012. There is RTM and SP1 which both seem like different code branches. How do I upgrade an RTM install to a SP1 install. I've tried ...
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Automatic failover in SQL server alwayson availability group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL server 2012 always on feature for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
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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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SQL Server 2008/2012 Express install fails on scenarioengine.exe [closed]

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 Express on a Windows 7 64-bit PC. It also fails to install SQL Server 2008 R2. The bootstrapper extracts all the files, runs setup.exe (with UAC popup) then ...
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High Available SQL Server without SAN by using AlwaysOn feature

I have two Microsoft SQL Servers (v 2012) and I want to make them mirror and when one of them goes down the second one will be replaced. AlwaysOn is a new feature in SQL Server 2012 that is ...
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Setting up a SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster Instance on an Azure VM

I'm trying to set up a test lab in Windows Azure for a SQL Server 2012 Standard Failover Cluster. When deploying a SQL Server 2012 VM through the gallery, the instance that's created is pre-installed ...
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Colliding/overlapping full and differential backups in SQL Server

I am trying to set up a monthly full backup and a daily differential. The full backup is currently on the 1st, but I might change it to the first Saturday. I need to retain full backups for a few ...
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Cannot install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008 Core

I have the server with Windows Server 2008 core SP2 and I need to install SQL Server 2012 in it. The problem is that SQL Server requires .NET 4.5 and when I try to install .NET 4.5, the OS gives an ...
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TFS 2012 Backups w/DPM

I have a few servers running (mixture of 2012 and 2012 R2) and am playing with Microsoft's DPM as a backup solution. One of the things it complained about during installation was ensuring the SQL ...
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Does Win 2012 Standard Edition support clustering of SQL 2012 Enterprise Edition?

Can you cluster SQL 2012 Enterprise Edition on Win 2012 Standard Edition? The features doesn't seem to clarify whether it allowed or not. We are seeing warning “Cluster Nodes Failed" in the SQL ...
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Does it change anything when I disable obsolete parameters in SQL Backups? SKIP , stats, Nounload , norewind etc

I am pretty new in managing Computersystems but I always want to know everything to get out the maximum. When we last time deployed a new version of our application I was given a backup script to ...
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sql error “Service Broker needs to access the master key in the Database ”xxx" Master Key has to exist

I am pretty new to SQL and administration of databases and still learning. We receive one SQL error for quiete a long time, which has as far as we know no effect on our application. So we put that to ...
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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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Just a few questions about Hyper-V virtual machines and clustering

I have been using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology for a little while now, but I am just now dipping my toe into clustering. In particular, I am trying to implement a fault-tolerant SQL DB. This ...
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Error with SQL Server Setup 2012 on Windows 2012

I am trying to install SQL Server on Windows 2012. I was able to finally get the wizard up and running after making some changes on the server, but now it fails no matter what I do with the following ...
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If a SQL Server Replication Distributor and Subscriber are on the same server, should a PUSH or PULL subsciption be used?

Thanks in advance for any help. I'm setting up a new Microsoft SQL Server replication and I have the Distributor and Subscriber running on the same server. The Publisher is on a remote server (as it ...
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Unable to Install SQL Server on Server 2012

The problem I have been trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. I continually get the same error: Managed SQL Server Installer has stopped working Problem signature: Problem ...
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After installing MS SQL Server 2012 not able to log into SSMS

Okay, lot's of posts around the internet on this subject. But I haven't been able to find an answer I was looking for. I installed SQLS 2012 on Windows Server 2012. I installed the Engine and the ...
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 + SQL Server 2012 database compatibility level

I know that Microsoft CRM 2011 is compatible with SQL Server 2012 since UR6 (UR10 for SP1). According to official documentation: During an upgrade or a new installation, Microsoft Dynamics CRM ...
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Windows Server and SQL Server Licenses [duplicate]

I have the following servers: PROD: 2 x web servers (content delivery) 1 x cms server 2 x database servers (SQL) UAT: 1 x web server (content delivery + cms) 1 x database server (SQL) I'm a ...
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SQL Server Access Logs

Is it possible to show some type of access log where a valid user (who had access to a specific database [or multiple ones]) tried to access a database they didn't have access to? For example, if I ...
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Failing SQL Server Cluster installation, Addnode: Remote registry call failed

I'm adding a node to a SQL Server failover cluster. The installer throws the error "Addnode: Remote registry call failed. Unable to retrieve primary node Filestream settings" when adding node two ...
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SSIS/ETL jobs fail with network related errors, when network is OK

We have a SQL Server 2012 instance that is our main ETL/DW server. The daily jobs consist of about 40+ ETL processes querying other data sources, updating the DataMart, standard ETL and BI processes. ...
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Upgrade Expired SQL Server 2008R2 Evaluation to SQL Server 2012

We have been working on developing several SharePoint sites as a POC using the evaluation versions of SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2008R2 Enterprise Evaluation. POC worked, went into limited ...
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SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Connect after some time (File not found error)

I've a root server with Window Server 2008 R2 where MS SQL Server 2012 is installed. Get a error while connecting. Management Studio Error Message File not found This error only occur directly after ...
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No file access permissions after restore database

I have a strange phenomon. When I restore a SQL-Server 2012 database to a folder on my D-Drive, it gets restored just fine. I can access the database and basically it works fine. But when I check the ...
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Medialayout Silent installation sp1 sql2012

My silent installation for SQL Server 2012 SP1 is failing and giving an error as below. Any ideas? TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: ...
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state_desc field in sys.databases Seems to incorrectly report “ONLINE” when it's still in recovery

Is it normal that select state_desc from sys.databases where name='mydbname' reports ONLINE instead of recovering? The database is not accessible and Recovery is still at 24% according to the ...
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SQL 2012 Server Database Transaction Replication performance issue [duplicate]

We have configured SQL 2012 Server Database Transaction Replication for our client's .NET Web application to distribute SQL transaction and reporting on different SQL servers. We had implemented ...
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Windows Installer runs constantly in the background on Windows Server 2012?

While trying to install a program, it complained that something else was being installed and that Windows Installer was already running (msiexec.exe). Sure enough, there were two instances of the ...
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SQL Server 2008 side-by-side with SQL Server 2012, possible issues with SAP Business One 8.81 PL:07?

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise system running SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (x64) version 10.0.4067.0 and SAP Business One 8.81 PL:07. We would like to install a named instance of SQL Server ...
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Configuring SQL Server 2012 instance to have multiple instance names

I just installed SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition and set up a new default instance. Is there a way to "forward" connections from the old .\sqlexpress to the new default instance? Or do I need to hunt ...
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SQL Server: Cannot log into SQL Server Management Studio on Server

I installed SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012. I am going back a few days later and unable to log into SQL Server Management Studio (SMS) using Windows Authentication, even if I launch SMS ...
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SQL Server 2012 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

I've searched for the solution for this problem for days now, found a lot of stuff but none of it worked. I've got an SQL Server 2012 running on Windows Server 2012. I'm trying to connect to the SQL ...
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SQL Server 2012 database availability design?

Can anyone please suggest me what is the best practice for me to follow when consolidating multiple stand alone DB from SQL Server 2005 - 2008 boxes into just 2x SQL Server 2012 Enterprise nodes in ...
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Benefit of extra memory in server hardware beyond what SQL Server can use?

My previous related question was flagged as "Not Constructive", because I asked to compare SQL Server & Oracle. So this time I will ask only about SQL-Server. My company has built an ...
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How can I set up a SQL file share that doesn't need sysadmin access to write to it?

We have a SQL Server 2012 installation with the file share feature enabled. We then have an IIS application that can write directly to the \localhost\MSSQLServer... share that the database creates. ...
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SQL Server Service refusing to start

Have attempted a number of things to get this service (SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)) started without any luck Attempted to start service with local admin, domain admin, separate admin & standard ...
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SQL Command Line Setup Failing

When running SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe directly SQL Installation Center shows up and I can install SQLEXPRESS just fine. I want to perform automatic command line install so I have done the ...
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Is it Safe to Install SQL Server 2012 on a machine which have SQL Server 2008 R2 running?

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 quite a while. It is working great. Now I need to use SQL Server 2012. Will this effect my existing database. How much Risk involved in installing SQL Server 2012 on a ...
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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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Unable to connect to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise local instance

Just installed SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on my work machine, and I'm unable to connect to my local instance (MSSQLSERVER). I get the "Login failed..." message. I enabled the SQL Server Browser ...