Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (often abbreviated as SQL Server 2012 or MSSQL 2012) is a 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 1st, ...

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ADSI Linked Server: Why can I query AD in VBA, but not as a Linked Server?

After all the reading and research I've done, this seems like the most logical place to post this question: Why can I query Active Directory using VBA, but not a Linked Server in SQL Management ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 - password lag and failure

In a new installation of SQL Server 2012 Standard, we have mixed-mode authentication enabled. Using Windows authentication, I can authenticate and use SQL Management Studio as expected. Using SQL ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Access denied/file not found on login

I'm trying to setup a little sharepoint developement enviroment but i can't get it working. We use Sharepoint 2013 Foundation and Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 BI edition. If i try to login with ...
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Why is SQL Server using all ephemeral ports connecting to itself and causing TIME_WAITs?

I've got an AWS server with Windows 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, and Tomcat 7. When I run netstat -ano the screen is flooded with TIME_WAIT. I posted the output in a Gist. When I run CurrPorts, filter ...
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Migrate MSSQL 2008R2 to 2012 (new hardware)

Since hardware support for our server ends we are migrating to a new hardware and simultaneously upgrading MSSQL 2008R2 to MSSQL 2012. I searched a little bit and found some guides, but they all ...
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Missing menu items for Azure SQL tables within SQL Server Management Studio?

I have a table (say Table1) that is replicated via SQL Data Sync Agent across a local SQL Server 2012 as well as an Azure SQL Server (part of Microsoft Azure). Everything about Table1 (schema, table ...
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Will SQL Server 2012 install + run Windows 2003

I can't seem to find any information but can I install SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition on a server running Windows Server 2003 R2 x64? I don't intend to use this for production just for testing and ...
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1xRAID 10 or 2xRAID 1 ~ SSD

I'm currently upgrading my current game server for a better redundancy. Current setup: 1x 256GB SDD (OS / Logs) and 2x 256GB (RAID 1) for (data / tempdb) as you see there is no redundancy for the the ...
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Slow merge replication over a WAN link - only downloads

We've been using SQL Server merge replication for a few years to synchronise data between our data centres, but we are now suffering with a big performance issue. This may be because the amount of ...
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Upgrading SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 doesn't respect existing install paths

Basic Information : Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2008 (version 10.0.5869), trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Currently working in a cloned VM of our production server ...
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SQL Server 2012 Web uses max 4CPUs. AZ RDS allows deployment on R3.2xLarge (8vCPU) instance. Why?

According to MS documentation, SQL Server 2012 Web Ed. is limited to use 4CPUs. However, Amazon RDS allows it to be deployed on R3.2xLarge instance. BTW, R3.2xLarge offers 8vCPUs. So is it helpful ...
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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 2012 licensing [duplicate]

I have a sql server 2012 instance (2x2 cores standard edition) running in hyper-v guest. The guest server is currently configured with 4 vcpu ( to respect the licensing), however the physical node is ...
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Is it possible to store a credential for Windows Authentication to an Analysis Services server?

SQL Server Analysis Services uses Windows authentication for server connections. Typically, you assign your domain account to a role (or the server administrator list), and then connect to the server ...
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How to attach a database created by sql 2008 to sql 2012 when full text catalog missing? [closed]

I have an already created mdf file which was created by sql server 2008.But when I attach this mdf file to sql server 2012 it asks me to add necessary full text catalogs. I have no idea what to ...
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SQL Server Management Tools available on SQL Server 2012 express?

My goal is to access a server with some cube data and query it. If I understand correctly I need Analysis Services in order to accomplish this. My Current install of SQL Server Management Studio ...
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Setting up Multi server environment in Sql Server 2012 - Enlist Failed Error

I am trying to Configure the Master target server / Multi server environment in Sql Server 2012. I changed : MSXENCryptChannnelOptions # Changed from 2 to 0 AllowDownloadedJobsToMatchProxyName # ...
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What are the downsides of running all SQL Servers under same domain account?

I am running two SQL Servers 2012 (for Always On) under the same domain account and would like to know what are the downsides in doing so. Few articles that I have read prior setting up the servers ...
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Kerberos and SQL server connection string

I am working on a project to migrate a legacy ASP program (NOT .NET!!) from W2k3 to W2K12 R2 (also from SQL server 2K -> 2K12). The ASP program file has a config for SQL server connection string which ...
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SQL server agent job to execute SSIS package fails, package succeds if run manually

I've got a SSIS package installed on a SQL server (SQL Server 2012). It's fairly simple and just fetches data from a remote data source and adds it into a local table. The remote connection string is ...
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In MS SQL 2012 Database how to insert a very large table data in chunks

I need to archive large chunks of information in SQL Server 2012 by moving the data to a new table without blocking other users from using the original table. Is the best way to do this using a T-SQL ...
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SQL Server: Upgrade CPU or add a second CPU? [closed]

Currently have a 2 socket server with a single xeon e5-2407 @2.2Ghz running SQL Server 2012. There are no performance issues at the moment but wondering for the future if it would be better to upgrade ...
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SQL Server Chain Permission

We have the 2 databases. Reporting HR There are some users who want to extract data from HR database. But we don't want to give direct access to that HR database. So, we created the special views in ...
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TFS Database migration miss the detach step issue

We currently doing the TFS database migration, originally, we suppose to upgrade to 2012 which support SQL 2008 R2, after a period of time, we decide to upgrade to 2013, and unfortunately we are ...
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Windows Server Failover Clustering with two servers

I was going to create a Windows Server Failover Cluster, in order to set up MS SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. As a prerequisite of failover clustering, I've created and configured an ...
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“CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'” to sysadmin user in SQL Server Express 2012

I'm seeing some odd behaviour with SQL Server 2012 Express Edition, where a sysadmin user does not have permission to create databases. The evolution of this installation has been somewhat trying: ...
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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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prevent replace sql database files with old one

i have a database that i use in my application. the operation i want to prevent is if i stop sql server and take the database files to another location then start the sql server and make some ...
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destination directory for SQL Server 2012 is greyed out

I tried to install SQL Server 2012 Standard on Windows 2008 and on Windows 7 (I only wanted to install management studio on Win7). Same ISO; both machines are newly built. However, on Windows 7 Shared ...
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What happens on an SQL Server when a snapshot is taken by VMWare?

Recently I saw in our SQL Server logs that a snapshot could not be taken at the specific time and he retried it later on. During that timespan we had a huge performance problem. Besides the SQL Server ...
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Exporting a Subset of Data in Microsoft SQL Server to Script

We are running a Microsoft 2012 SQL Server and are looking at a way to dump a subset of data (based on queries) to .sql scripts we could then run on another server to pull that data back in. We have ...
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How many MSDTC clustered services (if any) are needed for a multiple-instance SQL Server 2012 cluster?

I'm creating a new SQL Server 2012 cluster, running on 2 physical nodes (the O.S. is Windows Server 2012 R2); the cluster will host multiple SQL Server instances; the exact number is yet to be ...
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PHP Startup - unable to load dynamic library - Access Denied?

I have some Problems installing the sqlsrv_extension for a PHP 5.6 Installation. (Running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012) Currently there are no official drivers available, but there are a ...
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SQL Server 2012 which user is using Memory and CPU

For sql server 2012 I am looking for a way to see which active user logins are using how much memory and cpu. I have done a search but it seems there is only a way to see aggregates or how much each ...
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SQL Server 2012 Memory usage

Since i upgraded to SQL Server 2012 I've noticed that it almost doesn't consume any memory at all. Before when i used SQL Server 2008 R2 it used at least 2-4 GB of RAM and now it only used like 150 MB ...
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sql web replication ?diag errors

Trying to configure web replication, and running into a number of issues. When running replisapi.dll?Diag, I receive the following errors: CLSID_SQLReplErrors FAILED 0x80040154 replrec.dll classes ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express - silent installation.

I am failing to silently install SQL Server 2012 Express (Advanced). I followed the guidance and this is my command: Setup.exe /q /ACTION=Install /FEATURES=SQL,Tools /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER ...
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The server principal 'A' is not able to access the database 'B' under the current security context

I have a trigger that accesses another database. but I receive an error: "The server principal 'A' is not able to access the database 'B' under the current security context" Where A is is User ...
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Trying to add a new SQL Server user throws the error "is not a valid login or you do not have permission”

I am trying to add a new user to an SQL Server 2012 database using SQL Server Management Studio. I right-click and select 'Add User' under Security -> Users, fill out the user information, and click ...
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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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Azure Variable Table v Temp Table

This is a bit long; but I have been working through queries figuring out where a performance issue is coming from. Appreciate you taking the time to read it. I have an application running on a ...
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Random connection failures between IIS8 and MSSQL 2012 in RackSpace Cloud

Background For years I hosted all of my server functionality, including IIS, Apache, MySql, and MSSQL on a single server instance, yikes! As my client base grew this led to persistent SQL Timeouts ...
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MSTDC in SQL Server 2012 - Windows Server 2012 R2 with high availability

We had implemented SQL Server High Availability on two physical servers over the VPN network. SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2. It was noted that, Distributed Transaction was working perfectly ...
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MSDTC Errors: QueryInterface failed for “ITransactionDispenser”: 0x8004d01c(XACT_E_CONNECTION_DOWN)

I’m having some issues with a server where MSDTC is not working properly. This started happening about two days ago. I’ve tried a number of different things including restarting the VM and I’ve ...
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SQL 2012 server alias works locally but not remotely

I'm preparing for a server migration and am attempting to redirect a named instance of SQL Server 2012 (DW) to the default instance. There is currently no DW instance on the test server - I'd like to ...
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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services to export CSV

I have an SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services instance, and by default, it can only export to PDF, Excel and Word. Users require CSV export as well. All I found is that there are different extensions, ...
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What happens when Core Cluster Group is failed over to another node? Will it take the whole cluster down? Single point of failure?

http://bit.ly/1lKJFIa "Cluster group" fail-over will cause cluster go offline. Really? Single point of failure? Am I missing something? What happens when Core Cluster resources (Cluster Group) are ...
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PowerShell 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing 'QuorumType' column

PowerShell cmdlet get-ClusterQuorum output is not showing QuorumType column. Has anybody seen this before?
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SQL Server 2012 : recover lost symmetrical encryption key or just disable encryption

We currently face a huge problem and we hope you can help us. We have two systems (Dynamics CRM 2013) on two different servers, both use SQL Server 2012. One on our dev server the other on our live ...
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SqlServer 2008/2014 different Collation on column names and data?

We're trying to migrate an third party application from DB2 to SqlServer. DB2 seems to be case insensitive when it comes to column names. The problem is that the application for some reason uses ...