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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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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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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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SQL Server Express Application Deployment Via CD

Our company has an ancient home-grown Win-32 application which uses a SQL Server Express db. We have a salesperson at a remote office who has no reliable internet and I need a way to package this app ...
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Installing SQL remotely using Invoke-Command

i'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Win 2012 r2 server remotely via Powershell using Invoke-Command, but it fails with this error "Validation for setting 'SQLSVCACCOUNT' failed. Error message: ...
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Is there a way to roll back inside a SQL Server 2012 stored procedure?

In a stored procedure, several "update" sql statements are being called. If any of them fails, I want to roll back the previously executed update statements in the same stored procedure. Is there a ...
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Periodically run an MS SQL query on multiple sites

I have been tasked with pushing Google Analytics data periodically to SQL Server 2005 running on a different server from various websites (about 450 of them) grouped on various servers. I understand I ...
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DPM Protection Groups & SQL Server

I've been tasked with moving our backup solution from standard sql backups to DPM backups. We have a fairly standard setup. Transaction logs backed up every 15 minutes. Daily backups which expire ...
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SSRS Failing with error on App_global.asax

Our SSRS server has started failing. The Logs are currently showing the following error: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL ...
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MSSQLSvc Service Principal Names, Kerberos, and NTLM

Was recently helping a DBA with an issue that appeared to be related to an invalid SPN. Discovered that a good number of SQL service accounts simply don't have an SPN set, resulting in NTLM ...
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Old SQL installation media

We have MSSQL Server 2008 R2 licenses. We have an Action Pack subscription, which provides us SQL 2014. But we just need the installation media for 2008 R2 so that we can install Reporting Services. ...
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Getting Error: “Cannot open database \”DB PATH“ requested by the login. The login failed.\r\nLogin failed for user 'ACTADMIN' ”

Overview: OS: Tried on both win 7x64 and win8.1x64 Visual Studio version: Tried on VS 2013 (.net version 4.0 and 4.5), and VS 2010 (.net version 4.0) DB used: ACT2014Default Act version: Act! Premium ...
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SQL 2012 -> SQL 2014 upgrade failure

I did a SQL 2012 to SQL 2014 upgrade using the upgrade wizard. The install failed for the DB, Full-Text, Replication, AS and SSRS components, and the error reported was due to a backup location no ...
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Connect to SQL Server from different network (remote) [closed]

I am new to SQL server stuff and recently thought of creating a Database for my website. I would like to stop things like comments, blog post, stuff like that. But I am trying not to pay for SQL ...
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Does an SQL Server instance allow both secure and non-secure connections at the same time?

we have an application running MS SQL Server 2012. For one specific use case we'd like to SSL protect the jdbc connection. I've checked the following links: How to enable SSL encryption for an ...
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Cannot access my database, it says database inaccessible

I am hositng my application on a server but runs my Sql server in windows mode as application is still bieng developed. But suddenly when today I opened my Sql Management Studio, it is not allowing me ...
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What happens to active connections to my SQL Server DB if I back up the transaction log with the NORECOVERY option?

Some background: I'm migrating my SQL Server DBs to a new machine and I wrote a few Powershell scripts to send/apply full backups and transaction logs asynchronously to the new server, but my question ...
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How to export database from Azure with an invalid server name?

I have a SQL Server database on Azure that I want to export. On the Windows Azure portal, I select the database. From the dashboard page I select Export and I get the following error: <html ...
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SQL Backup very slow

I takes like an hour to backup my 24GB database. I put the backup on the same disk as the location of the actual SQL database, but I dont think thats the cause. When I execute exec sp_who2, here is ...
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SQL Server 2012 Backups Not Compressing

We recently upgraded from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise. After doing this I noticed that our DB backups were barely compressing at all. Our 22gb DB was compressing down to about 4gb ...
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Can Ping but Cannot Telnet directly to SQL Server 2012 Cluster Nodes

We have a monitoring tool (Solarwinds Orion) that needs to connect to a 2-node failover SQL Server Cluster. For reasons outside of our control -- we cannot monitor the CLUSTER IP directly at this ...
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Is Dell Poweredge 2950 faster than Dell Poweredge R820? [closed]

I have a 10 year old Dell Poweredge 2950 that will be replaced with a Dell Poweredge R820. Both of these machines are set up as a Virtual Machine Host Running Hyper-V. Both Operating Systems are ...
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Issue while setting up a DSN while creating a linked server

I am trying to set up a linked server to my sql from sql server. However I am encountering problems while setting up the dsn. Reffering this link for help. My MySQL database resides on Amazon ec2 ...
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Determining Azure SQL Database requirements

I'm looking into moving an SQL Server database project to the cloud using Azure SQL Database. I'm just wondering what metrics I can use from SQL Server to help determine what my needs will be on ...
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Vmware cpu allocation for a spiking database server

I have a database server with many poorly written queries that causes the sql server to spike then drop constantly ( a massive start from scratch is happening). I need to know if the cpu allocation on ...
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SQL Server Agent was not running on Server Dynamics CRM 2013

I'm trying to install Dynamics CRM 2013 on a server. This server is on a VM. There are several other VMs, an ADDS & DNS, a MSSQL and a WebServer VM. Each server is a Windows Server 2012 R2. The ...
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Hide a SQL server table partition

Is it possible on SQL Server Enterprise to hide a specific table partition from users including admins? encrypting the data is not an option for us.
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SQL Reporting service unable to start after restoring on new hardware

I have a SQL server that the hardware is failing. As a solution we restored the image of the server on a multicore (more less new) server. The problem is that SQL 2000 cannot be started if number of ...
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Intermittent telnet connection issues on 1433

I have several windows server boxes running on the same subnet at a co-lo. I have a few sql servers instances running and some of the machines can talk to it just fine, but at least two of my web ...
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Cannot access Cluster Shares via Cluster Name

I got a serious problem here (thinking like so), the problem is I have a Windows 2012 R2 Cluster and I have the Disks shared to cluster nodes via Share the VHD option that is available in 2012 R2 ...
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Amazon EC2 SQL Server Connection Timeouts

I am currently having a problem with SQL server timeouts. I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/IIS and SQL 2008 R2 (Express) on an m1.small instance in EC2. We have custom services that monitor the ...
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Add an Excel file as a linked server in SQL 2012

I'm trying to add a linked server to an Excel 2010 file from SQL Server 2012. Every reference I've found online for doing this is using older versions of SQL Server, and the driver that they tell you ...
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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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can't connect to Sql Sever Management Express 2012

i installed Sql Sever Management Express 2012 , but when i try to connect in Sql management studio enviroment , i have this error . > TITLE: Connect to Server Cannot connect to .. ADDITIONAL ...
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Make other VMs show in Network on windows server in Azure

I'm deploying a desktop app that connects to a remote database. standard 2-tier setup, but it's not a web app. People will log in via RemoteApp. But I'm having trouble getting the app instances in ...
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Why is my DB read-only when attached to SQL Express, but not with SQL Web?

I have an .mdf/.ldf pair, originally created in 2008 R2 Standard, and well under 10GB, with ACLs: d:\db snapshot\DB_NAME.mdf SERVERNAME\SQLServerMSSQLUser$ACCOUNT$MSSQLSERVER:F OWNER RIGHTS:F ...
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Upgrade from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012: do we need to change connection string?

We are seeing some terrible performance degradation having just upgraded our MVC4 application from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012. Queries run directly in management studio on the database server run somewhat ...
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How can I get SeSecurityPrivilege enabled?

I'm trying to install a hotfix for SQL Server 2008 and failing on the Rule Check with "Setup account privileges" failed. I am running SQL Server 2008 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2. Searching on ...
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MySQL Workbench Could not connect to Source DBMS

I have a server which has a MSSQL database and i trying to data migrate from MSSQL to MySQL, in the first stop after i choose database --> data migrate --> i choose data system (Microsoft SQL server) ...
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deploy ssis 2012 packages on 2008r2 server

We've developed SSIS packages on ssis 2012, but now upon deployment, we need to deploy these to sql server 2008. I've been searching but haven't found a solution to do this. Is this even possible and ...
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Get-ItemProperty : Cannot find path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PowerShell.sqlps'

I've tried re-installing SQL Server 2014 and I'm still getting the following error message when trying to import-module sqlps. The same registry key exists but is appended with 120. I'm able to use ...
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Scheduled copy of production database into test database

My question is similar to this one. I've Two different severs (both SQL Server 2014 Std Edition). Production and Test. I want my test server to connect every night to the production server and ...
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Push an MS SQLServer database table to SharePoint 2010

I have a database table on my local MSSQL Server that I need to give my remote customers read only access to. They run SharePoint 2010 and would like to access the table using this, I have a login to ...
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What to store on ephemeral drive? (windows ec2 + sql)

I have an EBS-backed Windows EC2 server with an additional ephemeral drive (aka "instance store") which is really fast (SSD). The instance runs an IIS website + SQL Server What can I move to the ...
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Why is MS SQL Server Using NTLM Authentication?

Windows Server 2008 R2. SQL Server 2008 R2 installed. MSSQL Service runs as Local System. Server FQDN is SQL01.domain.com. SQL01 is joined to an Active Directory domain named domain.com. The ...
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SQL Server 2008 constantly reads MDF file, performance terrible [closed]

We have an app that runs SQL Server 2008 R2 Express on the back end on a Windows 2008 R2 virtual server running on VMWare ESXi. Users complain that the app is very slow. I see very high disk IO that ...
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Powershell Get-Counter not returning values for SQL counters

This is a cross-post from dba.stackexchange.com: http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/64898/powershell-get-counter-not-returning-values-for-sql-counters I am attempting to use PowerShell to get ...
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Moving a MSSQL and IIS server to AWS - Web Applications that use Integrated Authentication

I have been tasked with migrating a solution that contains a few WCF services and a ASP.Net v4.0 website from individual MSSQL and IIS servers to the Amazon Web Services infrastructure. Whilst I have ...
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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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PHP 5.3 mssql support on Linux

I have a RHEL 5 box with php 5.3 that I am tasked with installing mssql support on. I installed php53-mssql and reloaded apache. It seems that modules were installed to /usr/lib/php/modules but my ...