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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SQL Server Debugging: “Unable to Step. Invalid operation”

I'm debugging a call to a Stored Procedure in SSMS (2012). Frequently, and various random points in the code, a dialog pops up: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio: Unable to Step. Invalid ...
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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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Where Does sqlpackage.exe Store Database Backups?

I have a deployment script which uses sqlpackage.exe to deploy incremental changes to a database. (The project is maintained in the database edition of Visual Studio 2012 Express.) One of the flags ...
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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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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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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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How do I resolve the message “Validating WSFC quorum vote configuration - Action Required.”

I have a 3 node AlwaysOn Availability Group on a 3 node WSFC using node majority. 2 nodes are setup as synchronous with automatic fail-over, the 3rd is setup as asynchronous with manual fail-over. ...
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How to setup user accounts on a secondary server in High Availability?

Working with two Microsoft SQL 2012 servers in Always On High Availability configuration running on Windows Server 2012 R2. Setup works well and failover is almost flawless. However, the software ...
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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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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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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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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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Failover_Partner connection in file DSN not working

I have an application which uses file DSNs to connect to a central database server. This database server is mirrored onto a secondary server, and in the event of a failover, it is my understanding ...
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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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Grant Kerberos Constrained Delegation to SQL Server 2012 running as Managed Service Account

I can't see how to grant Kerberos Constrained Delegation for a service identified by a Managed Service Account. I have a Windows 2008 R2 functional level single domain single forest, two 2008 R2 SP1 ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server Background Task Running?

I am developing a web application, which consists of a .NET application, using Entity Framework, and MS SQL 2012 back end. Every now and then we experience a slowdown in the system, which causes ...
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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 SQL server Agent Jobs

I am trying to figure out how to troubleshoot a situation with SQL Server Agent (2012). A job that has been running nightly (user SQL Server Agent as its scheduler) for over a year in 2 to 4 seconds ...
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Can SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 run on the same server?

We have a new Windows 2012 server with SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 running on it. I have been asked to install SharePoint 2013 on this server also. I know GP 2013 now uses SSRS for ...
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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 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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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 Server 2012 : Installing on D:

i am trying to install SQL Server 2012 i choose D: for everything but still it told me during installation itself that it's going to install config file on C: following is the path C:\Program ...
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PowerPivot dashboard no data - Last successful refresh run: The cube has not been processed

I used AutoSPInstaller to install my farm, I then installed PowerPivot 2012 and configured with the following script: # Open PowerShell library from: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL ...
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MSSQL 2012 cluster - inactive node trying to access shared disk?

I've got an odd issue with a SQL 2012 cluster. The cluster itself uses FC shared storage, and generally works perfectly. The SQL service works, and failover occurs as expected. The issue I have is ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Linked Server to SQL Server 2000

I'm trying to use the SQLNCLI 10 driver to set up a Linked Server to a legacy SQL Server 2000 instance on our network. I understand you cannot use Version 11 as it doesn't support SQL Server 2000 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 : 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 ...
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migrate plus move existing biztalk server database from sql server 2008 R2 to sql server 2012

we are planning to move biztalk database from one place to another as well as upgrade the sql server. the initial database is in sql server 2008 R2 and target is sql server 2012. but the thing is ...
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Can't successfully install Sql Server 2012 Dev Edition

I don't know if this best place to pose this problem, but here goes. I am trying to install Sql Server 2012 Developer Edition on my Windows 7 64-bit workstation, and keep getting a failure to install ...
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Remove Cluster Nodes after Cluster Object was deleted

While building new 2012 servers to move to we had some change in requirements. We are using Availability Groups on the new servers. Here's where we started. Servers: Serv1a Serv1b Serv2a Serv2b ...
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Unintended SQL Server 2008 Express instance installed

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Expess with an instance name SQLX08, then I installed SQL Server 2012 Expess with an instance name SQLX12. Now in the SQL Server Configuration Manager I see, along with ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Chinese Language

When running reports in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (SSRS), Chinese (Asian) characters show up as question marks (?). Any idea on how to have the characters display properly in reports? ...
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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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Allow VM2 access VM1's SQL Server Database

I have two VMs running on a Mac Server using VM Fusion 4. Both VMs are running windows 7, and I have SQL Server 2012 installed and data imported into VM1. Right now, I'm trying to figure out a way to ...
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Getting “error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified” all of a sudden

Alright, a little explanation. I have two separate PCs, both of which have virtually an identical installation of SQL Server 2012 Express on them. During installation for both, I had chosen the ...
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Failure running SQL2012 on Windows 8 with local service accounts

I have installed SQL2012 on a Windows 8 laptop that is on a domain. The domain includes a group policy that defines accounts that can "Log on as a service". I installed SQL Server 2012 using the ...
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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 ...