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SQL Server Database Access fails when User Granted Acess via Domain Group

On a SQL Server 2008 R2 (running on Win2003), we have an issue with logins via domain groups - login access is granted to the server instance, but cannot access certain databases on the server. The ...
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Best database-stack choice for fast-growing company

Let me start off by saying that i know this question may be too generic or not detailed enough. If so, please tell me how i could improve it and what details i might have to supply to do so. ...
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SQL Server: “This filegroup cannot be used as a backup destination” error when attempting restore

When running a command like the following: "RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK='\\\\server\\folder\\DummyDB.bak'" I'm getting this error: Backup destination "\\server" supports a FILESTREAM filegroup. ...
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sqlcmd won't execute - Claims Native Client not installed properly

I'm trying to use sqlcmd to execute some SQL scripts. Using a test command with a simple query like: sqlcmd -S HOSTNAME -d MYDATABASE -Q 'SELECT Names FROM Customers' sqlcmd does not appear to make ...
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High memory usage windows 2008

I have a Windows server with 32 GB RAM, which is running sqlserver and tomcat. In resource monitor it show more than 95% memory usage, but when I searched in processes all process, each process is ...
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Error: Package 'Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package' failed to load. In SQL Server Management Studio

I had installed SQL Server 2008 R2, the installation was succesful. But I can't open the Management Studio because this error is shown: Package 'Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package' failed to ...
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Configuring 2 MAC MINI with Win 7 Bootcamp for Redundancy [on hold]

I have an existing mac mini server running on Windows 7 x64 on bootcamp and I am running an MSSQL Server and an ASP.NET application to use within the Intranet. Here's my question: Can i buy another ...
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SQL Server 2014 Setup Fails with Error 5 - Terminal Services Unsupported?

I am installing SQL Server 2014 on a hosted virtual machine using remote desktop. When I run setup command line options display using .\setup.exe /? , I get the following error: An error occurred ...
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Hardening Windows Server 2012 r2 for production [on hold]

We have some Windows Server 2012 R2 boxes which will be going into production in the next few weeks. Our security guy is telling us to harden the boxes before we do. I am just wondering what people ...
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How to locate the cause of a excessive memory in ms sql

We are experiencing memory issues with MS Sql 2008 R2. There appears to be a memory leak that is consistently increasing in memory usage until it gets to about 1.5 gb and then stops. We have used ...
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Can’t connect to SQL Server 2008 - looks like Shared Memory problem

I am unable to connect to my local instance of SQL Server 2008 Express using SQL Server Management Studio. I believe the problem is related to a change I made to the connection protocols. Before the ...
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How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?

As part of an automated SQL Server installation process, I'd like to programmatically check whether a Windows Failover Cluster has already been validated. There are some ways to validate the cluster ...
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AclPermissionsFacet fault install SQL-2008-R2

While attempting to do an installation repair of SQL-2008R2, I'm failing the pre-check rules. Module that is failing is AclPermissionsFacet - with this message "The SQL Server registry keys from a ...
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SQL 2008 install failed - Could not find the Database Engine startup handle

My SQL 2008 install failed, I'm getting this error: Could not find the Database Engine startup handle This happens after uninstalling SQL Server 2008 and trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2, any ...
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Restore SQL 2008 database fails with error on page xxx:xxx

This is the situation: Got a full backup (.bak file) of a SQL 2008 database, with partitions. The .bak file is 100gb. I need to restore this database on a different server, to a new database. ...
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Intermittent Error SQL Server Error 67 and 17

We are running Windows SQL Server 2012 Standard on Windows Server 2012. There is a SQL Database with an Access Front End which we migrated from older versions of Access and SQL. The Access front end ...
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Amazon RDS - UTC daylight savings

I haven't been able to get AWS support on the line and need an answer asap - do the SQL instances on Amazon Web Services RDS use daylight savings? I know the timezone is UTC but not sure if it uses ...
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Enable multi-machine windows authentication on a home PC with a VM instance? [closed]

I have a SSAS instance on my main (home) machine running Win7, DevPC. There is no domain. I'd like to enable users on a virtual machine to connect to the SSAS instance on DevPC via windows ...
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SQL Server 2014 Standard 2014 no access and bad preformance

My company looks after a server which is running SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition. The main application database on the server is replicated out to about 20 subscribers. The server has only been in ...
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Password case sensitivity when upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to 2005

Anyone please help! Today is 3rd day that I'm banging my hand to solve this problem. So the situation is, I've inherited a project which worked on SQL Server 2000, later client decided to upgrade the ...
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SQL - an error occurred during the pre-login handshake

Until yesterday evening, I was able to connect to my server from my local machine. Now, I get the following error: A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error ...
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SQL Server 08 Express error when connecting to localhost - “Timeout expired”. Works with ::1 or 127.0.0.1

EDIT New info: Navigating to localhost:1434 in Chrome gives me an "ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE", while other ports give me an "Oops! This link appears to be broken". So it seems to binding ok there? So ...
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MySQL ADO.NET Connector & MSSQL Integration Services

Here I am, day three... attempting to sync a data view on a Windows Vista box (64 bit) running MSSQL 2012 and Visual Studio 2010. Sanity is slipping and hunger for progress fills my attention. I ...
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Network Issues Connection to SQL database on MS server

Prior to asking this question, I followed this thread: Cannot telnet to SQL Server on port 1433 I am attempting to connect to a database on a server distinct from the computer upon which I am ...
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syspolicy_purge_history generates failed logins

I have a development server with 3 instances: Default, A and B. It is a physical server, non clustered. Whenever the syspolicy_purge_history job runs at 2 am, I get failed login alerts. Looking ...
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Log In failed for user error 18456

I have two servers. Both of the servers have two different database that will be joined together using SQL Server Agent. However, during this activity SQL Server is throwing a Log In Failed Error. ...
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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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“There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request” when trying to remote desktop to a VM after a power failure

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a virtual machine (vmware, Windows Server 2008 R2). I was connected to the SQL Server from another virtual machine via SQL Server Management Studio, then a power ...
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Error when trying to open SQL Maintenance Plan - SSMS 2008

If I open SSMS on my client machine, connect to our SQL server, and try and open a maintenance plan on there, I get this error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Could not ...
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Perfmon % Processor Time unbalanced

I am somewhat of an accidental DBA, and I'm troubleshooting a SQL Server box where performance has been notoriously poor (as reported by the customer). I was not involved in the initial planning of ...
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Performance Issue Between SQL and IIS on Seperate Machines

First time OP on serverfault, but an avid user of stackoverflow. We have two high-specification boxes, both running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. On one we have IIS 7.5, the other SQL Server 2008 ...
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What is the best powershell script to restore an SQL Database?

To restore an SQL Server 2008 database, I would lile to be able to just do something like this in powershell: ./restore.ps1 DatabaseName.bak Then the powershell script would by convention restore it ...
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Firewall configuration for SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Workgroup

We are attempting to configure a server application to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server 2012 Express. With the server firewall turned off completely the application can communicate just ...
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Access Multiple Remote MSSQL Server DBs from Single Web Console for DBA

Purpose: Performing Queries, Generating Reports from Database Issue: At Present, I manually connect to each server, then do perform queries and generate reports. There are multiple Remote sites ...
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Can SQL server 2012 Service Pack 2 be applied to an Express Edition instance?

I need to upgrade an instance of SQL Server 2012 Express Edition (SP1) to Service Pack 2. Can the standard Service Pack 2 package be applied to an Express Edition instance, or do I need to run the ...
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SQL Server replication pending transactions

I'm having a problem with a transactional replication. I have the publisher in my server and there is a subscriber in another server. In my server, if I go to the details of the subscription I can ...
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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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How to index document files in NAS storage?

I'm currently developing an application that have to index document files (.pdf and .doc) which are in NAS storage. After that I want to query them over the application. My customer does not want to ...
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How does MS SQL Server authenticate MSDTC connections when using SSPI? [migrated]

I'm trying to get SSPI authentication to play well with two-phase transactions via MSDTC, using PostgreSQL with psqlODBC. I can't figure out how it can work securely - so I'm hoping someone can ...
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Cannot access local database with IIS Manager

I've created a local .mdf database with Visual Studio 2010 and did a couple of modifications to it. Now I want to edit it in IIS Manager. However, I cannot access it neither by connection string, nor ...
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long access times and errors in iis application

I am having an issue with an IIS application (details of environment at the end of the message). The web site works great most of the time and I cannot reproduce any error in our test system. On the ...
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Time-out occurred while waiting for buffer latch type 3 for page (1:401831), database ID 8

I'm getting the below error while insert record into a SQL 2005 SP3 DB. Msg 845, Level 17, State 1, Line 1 Time-out occurred while waiting for buffer latch type 3 for page (1:401831), database ID 8. ...
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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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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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Cancel/Kill SQL-Server BACKUP in SUPSPENDED state (WRITELOG)

I have a SQL 2008 R2 Express on which backups are made by executing sqlmaint from windows task planer. Several backups ran into an error and got stuck in state SUSPENDED with wait type WRITELOG. How ...
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What is the minimum and maximum cost for having a Windows server of own and what are the licensed software required? [duplicate]

I would like to know the requirements(software as well as cost) for owning a Windows server for hosting a .Net application which will be having a minimum of 1 million concurrent users at a time. The ...
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How to set up Zabbix to monitor SQL Server Failover Active-Passive Cluster?

It should be simple, so it is just most likely my approach being totally off and someone will hopefully prod me into the right direction. We have a Zabbix 2.0.3 server instance set up monitoring a ...
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How to rename a SQL Server 2008 instance?

How can I rename a SQL Server 2008 instance without reinstalling? For example, if the db is referenced as "MySQLServer\MSSQL2008", how can I rename to "MySQLServer\SQL2008"?
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How can I prevent attacks on my SQL Server installation?

In the past month I've noticed in my event viewer on a sql server a lot of failure audits. Seems like a brute force attack from an ip in china trying to log in to the sa account which i have disabled. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster, “available storage” shows “offline”

I've installed a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster and I found the resource group "available storage" shows "offline" status. What does it mean? It seems I can't take it online. I tried to use the cluster ...