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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What is SQL Server Core Edition?

I was browsing my technet downloads for SQL Server 2012 and I noticed a bunch of products labelled "core" edition: Is this something to do with their new per-core licensing model, or something ...
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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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Can only connect to sql server express 2012 via named pipes

I have sql server express 2012 installed on windows 2008, locally everything works just fine i can connect via tcpip and named pipes. Remotely i can connect with ssms only using named pipes. By ...
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SQL server language media doesn't support the language of the OS [duplicate]

While trying to install SQL server 2012, I get the error: "SQL server language media doesn't support the language of the OS" I've downloaded the SQL server 2012 in English language only (2 times to ...
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Limitations of SQL Server 2012 Express version?

I'm aware that the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express was limited to 1 CPU and 10 GB Databases. It's not clear if Microsoft bumped those numbers up to be more reflective of 2012. I looked at several places ...
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SQL Server Collation settings for System Center Service Manager 2012

There is a lot of conflicting or confusing information surrounding the required collation settings for SQL Server, as it pertains to hosting the SCSM 2012 database and associated data warehouse ...
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Should I Use the Default SQL Server 2012 Accounts or Make Specific Ones?

I'm installing the 180 day trial of SQL Server 2012 on a virtual machine with the intent of buying a license for it later on. From past experiences with installing SQL Server I would always make ...
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Very uneven CPU utilization with SQL Server 2012 on 2 processor computer with 16 cores / processor

After installing SQL Server Enterprise 2012 with the Server + Cal license model, on a computer with 2 processors each with 16 cores (and no hyperthreading involved) and putting the server under ...
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How do I configure active directory when Sql Server 2012 is using a Virtual Account?

I'm getting the following event log entry from Sql Server 2012: SQL Server Scheduled Job 'Replication agents checkup' - Status: Failed - Invoked on: 2012-08-04 10:00:00 - Message: The job failed. ...
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How to sysprep SQL Server Express?

We plan to deploy Hyper-V VHD with Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 Express installed to multiple hosts. From my understanding, the correct way to do this is to install SQL Server in ...
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Dealing with Stretch (Geo) Cluster Node Failures

Scenario: Three node (shared nothing) cluster on Windows Server 2012. Two nodes in the primary data center, both with votes (node weight = 1), and a file share witness. The third node is in a remote ...
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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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AlwaysOn SQL Server 2012 - any option for true active/active?

I'm about to upgrade and consolidate a group of SQL Server 2008R2 to a single SQL Server 2012. I want have high availability and looking for the different options. The number of databases is fairly ...
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Is SQL Management Studio 2012 avaliable, without Engine itself?

On my dev machine, I have SQL Management Studio 2008 R2 installed. I tried to upgrade to SSMS 2012 Express, setup finished but nothing happened. Is it possible to get SQL Management Studio 2012 ...
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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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Regarding High Availability for MSSQL Server

Already used in MySQL : Real Time Replication (synchronization) between primary and secondary server is done using master and slave commands. So What is the equivalent feature for MsSQL. Which ...
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Best Practice - SQL 2012 & IIS in VMWare

We are pretty new to VMWare and looking for some thoughts on our environment. We have a VMWare cluster that has on one host: VM#1: MS Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise & SQL Server 2012 VM#2: MS Windows ...
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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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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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How to change default recovery for new databases?

How can i configure the database server on our development server so that when new databases are created that they are Simple recovery model by default? Currently if we remember, when creating a ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Transparent Data Encryption not available in this edition

Let me start by saying that the instance of SQL Server 2012 I am attempting to set up TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) on, is the Enterprise edition. However, when following the MSDN tutorial ...
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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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AWS RDS (SQL Server): SSL Connection - The target principal name is incorrect

I have a Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) instance running SQL Server 2012 Express. I've installed Amazon's aws.amazon.com/rds certificate in the client machine's Trusted ...
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What are the exact storage requirements for an AlwaysOn implementation?

We're investigating implementation options for SQL Server AlwaysOn. AlwaysOn is dependant on Windows Clustering, and I have read several articles that state shared storage is no longer a requirement ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 - Unable to access Instance on localhost

5 days ago I was access able to access SQL Server on my localhost machine via SSMS perfectly, no errors logging in with credentials. Now I get this error: ...
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Restore transaction log backup - media family error

Our backup procedure is as follows: midnight full backup, every 8 hour differential backups, and every 5 minutes transaction log backups. Maintenance plans keep everything rolling and tidy. To ...
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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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SQL Server (2012 Enterprise) Browser service failing

SQL Server (2012 Enterprise) Browser service failing I have a problem as described below: I have an instance of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (thanks to MSDN) for local development on my PC. I try to ...
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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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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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Cannot log in to SSRS 2012 using any account

I have installed SQL Sever 2012 along with Reporting Services. I have configured Reporting Services using the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. It seems like the service is running properly, ...
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Shrinking Database using the AUTO_SHRINK ON , helpful or is it consuming to many resources?

I have multiple databases which are constantly growing. So from time to time, I truncate the log table and shrink the biggest databases. For the biggest one (>40gb) it takes quiete some time. So I ...
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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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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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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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How to run PHP + IIS8 as Windows User, or should I?

I am creating a PHP website on IIS8 that needs to connect to an SQL Server that is in the same Windows Domain as the IIS8. I am given a Windows Domain user account and asked to connect using its ...
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Re configure TFS 2012 reporting services

I have a TFS 2012 installation that is working perfectly. I've installed TFS using advanced configuration and choose to not configure at that moment the Reporting and Sharepoint features. Now, I ...
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SQL Server 2012 Installation Hangs

We have a Windows 8 machine that we installed SQL Server 2005 on first. We then uninstalled it and installed SQL Server 2012 - unsuccessfully. The installation wizard hung at the point where it ...
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SQL Server 2012 and SQLMail - will it still work?

We are considering upgrading our SQL Server, which is currently running 2005. We use SQLMail heavily in the organization, both to send e-mails and to import some into a database. I've read on various ...
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Error in cross server sqlcmd execution due to firewall issue

I have an application server with an IP of 10.107.0.100 and one database server on which SQL Server 2012 is installed, with an IP of 10.107.0.101. Remote connections are made to this server, and the ...
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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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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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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 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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How can I evaluate SQLServer 2012 Standard Edition

"Enterprise Evaluation Edition (64-bit)" was installed on my server by the hosting provider. I'd like to downgrade to "Standard Evaluation Edition (64-bit)". Does this even exist?
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Cannot reach SQLServer after join domain

I'm configuring TFS 2012 in advanced mode, that means that Sql Server is on another machine. When I need to specify the database server (in the TFS Configuration) it fails because the SqlServer host ...
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SQL 2012 operating system requirements

I am trying to install SQL server 2012 on a VMware with Microsoft Server 2008 R2. But it gives me an Error indicating your operating system does not meet the minimum requirement for SQL server 2012. ...
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How to unlock sa user in SQL Server 2012 if Windows Authentication doesn't work?

I am logged in as an admin on the computer. For some reason I can't log into SQL Server 2012 which is running on the same machine. The SA user is locked out. SQL Server was installed when I was logged ...
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When using Transparent Data Encryption for SQL Server 2012, can you use different encryption keys for each database?

I am new to using TDE for SQL Server and one of the requirements that a client has is that their database be encrypted using a different key that is unique to only their database. I was wondering if ...
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Can an instance of amazon ec2 be upgraded automatically from sql server 2008 r2 to sql server 2012?

Is there a tool from Amazon or Microsoft to automatically upgrade an ec2 instance's sql server 2008 to 2012? Or do I have to create a new instance and then import all the databases?