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Reporting Services 2014 security configuration

I have some reports in SSRS 2014 that I would like to be available on demand as well as on subscription. Making them available on demand is easy to secure - just set the data source to Windows ...
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Route sql server traffic through firewall

We currently host our web application on multiple servers using Rackspace Auto Scale. This causes our outbound IP addresses to regularly change. At the same time we need to connect to an external sql ...
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SQL Server service dependency not working

I have an service that tries to connect to a MSSQL DB on startup, but when I start the computer it throws an error becouse it's not able to connect to the DB. This happens becouse the specific DB was ...
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How to execute unicode .sql file on azure sql via sqlcmd?

I have an Azure blog created via "Brandoo WordPress" template (wordpress website and azure sql server). All works fine, but if I populate wordpress tables from .sql file with unicode characters via ...
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EMC AVAMAR Compatibility with SQL Server 2008 R2 in Active/Passive Clustered Mode

We are currently using EMC AVAMAR as part of our backup policy for backing up all our servers. We also have a SQL Server 2008 R2 active/passive setup. Does anyone know if EMC AVAMAR is compatible in ...
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MS SQL driver (Azure SQL) for PHP running on an Azure Website?

I am at my wits end. I've been googling this and all I get is 2010 blog posts that unfortunately do not appear to work today. I am trying to set up PHPBB on an Azure Website which uses the MS ...
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SQL Server Witness Server Alternative Approach

I have the setup below: 3 Database Servers 1 DR Database Server 1 Domain Controller 1 DR Domain Controller Currently I have the DR domain controller acting as the mirroring witness for the 3 ...
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Network connection from old application to SQL Server 2008 R2 lost once in a while

We are trying to migrate an Axapta 2.5 database from SQL Server 2000 to 2008 R2. We are testing performance etc. on the new server, but once in a while, these two events are thrown on the Axapta ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine XML document is too long. hr = 0x80070018

I have about 1400 SQL databases on my environment (on 3 different volumes). I've got follow errors during taking VSS snap. Also SQLWriter goes from stable to failed "nonretryable" *Event ID 8193, ...
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Password change to SQL user and SQL Agent user broke mail agent

We changed the passwords on the accounts which the SQL Server service and the SQL Server Agent use to log in. Both seem to be mostly working fine, however the mail agent is now having problems. It is ...
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Migrating SQL Server 2000 from Physical to Virtual

My team will be tasked with a Physical-to-Virtual migration of SQL Server 2000. The main requirement will be: Minimization of downtime and minimization of impact on operation. The action plan is as ...
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Biztalk 2010 BAM on SQL Server 2014

While running Biztalk 2010 Configuration targeting my local PC with MS SQL Server 2014, the BAM Tools indicate that it is unable to find "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 or later" on the machine. I've ...
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Unable to view SQL Server Agent while logged in as user

I apologize for asking with insufficient information. I have granted SQLAgentUserRole permission to one of the user in SQL server on msdb database, but when user login in to SSMS using his ...
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SQL Client failing SSL certificate encryption under a AD Domain

I have a client machine (web server) that is attempting to connect to a SQL server. The SQL server is 2008 and has the force encryption flag turned on. Both servers are joined to the domain. The ...
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SQL Reporting Denying Access to User After Move to New Group

We have a SQL Server 2008 server setup with reporting services so that users can log in and run certain reports. I have a user that was granted browse permissions to this as we had their initial ...
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MSSQL High Availability Advice Required

I'm looking to implement a high availability SQL installation using MSSQL2012 or 2014 and there is 1 part of this I'm not sure about. I plan to have a SQL cluster at site a, and a secondary SQL ...
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Actual minimum RAM usage of Windows 2012 Server + IIS + SQL Server 2014 Express + .NET application server

I currently have a physical server running Windows Server 2008 R2. I am planning to replace it with a cloud-hosted virtual machine running Windows Server 2012. The server needs IIS, SQL Server Express ...
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Connect to Cube without using Windows account

Is it possible to connect to OLAP Cube (SQL Server) without using Windows account. Currently, I need to be on the same domain in order to connect to a cube. Are there any other solutions?
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Password expiration in SQL/ODBC before AD

I have a script that emails users that their password expires in X days. Today a user got an alert that her password expires in 8 days. She was having problems with Excel and Access databases that ...
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Why is MSSQL 2008 saying @filter_clause is invalid and that articles do not exist when creating a new publication from a script?

I have a snapshot publication on a test server with a pull subscription set up on another test server (both SQL Server 2008 R2). This publication takes a snapshot of a few columns in a few tables for ...
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Issues installing MSSQL extension in IIS

Hello long time lurker first time poster, I'm running PHP 5.4 on IIS and have installed the extensions mssql (SQLSRV30.exe) and activated the extension in the PHP manager. However, whenever I use ...
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Transferring Windows server from Rackspace to AWS

I've had a Windows server hosted with Rackspace for a while. The same setup also hosts the SQL server, and has all the IIS configs, etc. Being a Windows server noob, I have no idea how I could ...
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SQL Server 2000: Monitor replication

starting with (Microsoft) SQL Server 2005, there are stored procedures available to monitor replication (http://www.g-productions.nl/index.php?name=sp_replmonitorhelppublication) But as we are a bit ...
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SSA sending false job failure emails MSSQL(10.0)

We have a job runs every 3 minutes. We have set up email failure notifications as we are not located at the site. Every few days or so we will receive a number of job failure emails regarding the job ...
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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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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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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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How do you RESET the SQL Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocol settings back to default?

We have a SQL Server with multiple interfaces and a previous admin wanted to enable TCP/IP protocol to listen on a specific port. I believe that wherever he saw a specific IP address, he replaced it ...
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SQL Server keep crashing, cannot connect with SSMS, Agent not starting

System Windows Server 2003 x64 SQL Server 2005 x64 Problems: 1) Cannot connect via SSMS - Tried both sa account and domain account (that is in sysadmin group) - If I supplied the wrong password, ...
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Running MS SQL Server DB for Ubuntu PHP site

I'm going to be developing a php site (actually more of a application), but the standards and restriction of what I'm building make MS SQL Server the most appropriate DB solution (will also be running ...
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sql server, group by then count, 25 million rows per month, feasibility

So. We are doing some analytics in a scale I have no experience with. We have to extract some aggregate numbers and data from a whole bunch of server logs. (Estimated at 2gig a month total). I'm ...
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Can't Find SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 uninstall option

Supposedly, the method to uninstall a service pack to SQL Server 2008 R2 (and other versions after a certain point) is through Control Panel > Programs and Features. I think it's supposed to be ...
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SQL database instance cannot be set to SINGLE_USER

I am trying to make my database Single User Mode and I tried executing this: ALTER DATABASE [db] SET SINGLE_USER WITH NO_WAIT and it returned: Option 'SINGLE_USER' cannot be set in database ...
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SQL Server Error - HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

I have a huge 200MB .SQL file. When I try to open this in SQL server management studio 2008, I get the error -Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. What could the ...
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Mail to Mailenable group sometimes bounces back because it cannot find one of the group members

I am using MailEnable Enterprise Edition 6.53. On one of my PostOffices I have a group address set up with 5 members in the group. Under normal circumstances when someone sends a mail to this group ...
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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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Backup Exec 2012 not backing up SQL logs

I am unable to make BUE 2012 backup (and truncate) the SQL Logs from our Microsoft SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 database servers that are set to FULL mode. No errors are being reported, but the Transaction ...
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A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the pre-login handshake

While i was logged in SQL server following error was occurred : A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the pre-login handshake. (Provider: SSL ...
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Event ID 5586 on SP Foundation and SQL Express

I have a brand new Hyper-V VM with Windows 2012, fully updated up to today (11 Sept 2013). I installed SharePoint Foundation 2013 and additionally MS SQL Express 2012 on the same instance. In my ...
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Unable to launch SQL Server Configuration Manager - WMI provider issue

Hoping you can help. I am having issues opening SQL Server Configuration Manager on Server 2k3 with the following error: Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is ...
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Errors after moving DB from server

I am moving a database (MS SQL Server) from a server to a new one (virtual machine). Running CHECKDB on the original server I get no errors, the DB is OK. After moving the DB to the new server and ...
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SQL Server Cannot see tables in Object Browser where Login = db_owner

A colleague is trying access a particular SQL Server over a remote link. He can login to the server (via SSMS) with the SQL Server credentials I supplied, but although he can view tables/etc in the ...
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Identical tables, different sizes?

I have transactional replication with updatable subscriptions going between a few SQL 2008 R2 servers (publisher is Enterprise, subscribers are Express). I need to add another subscriber, and come to ...
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Inserted 3k rows into MsSql, now querying them times out

I have a table which had about 4k rows, then I inserted 3k rows from another table into it. The import have caused me problems, querying for new data never seems to finish. And I cannot figure out how ...
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Can't select database for transaction log backup in maintenance plan

I am running into a problem while trying to save a transaction log database backup maintenance task: Add the 'Back Up Database Task' to the maintenance plan. Edit the task. Select backup type: ...
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SQL server Error

I am trying to load the data from text file to database table by running a job. Sometimes its giving an error like "Failed at split file".. Can anybody suggest on this how to overcome this error.
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to overwrite a table or update it?

I've had situations where there was a large feed I was taking in that basically overwrote a table in the db. This tabled information was queried a lot. If Sql Server uses memory to store the queried ...
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AppFabric vs AD LDS

I'm helping design a solution for a huge organization which relies on a SQL cluster. If this cluster is unavailable, the entire organization will not be able to authenticate to printers. there are ...
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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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Moving WSUS Content - Issue with SQL Server

Im trying to gain some space on the main partition on the C:\ drive of a Win 2008r2 SBS server. Im following this guide . However, after detaching the Db ,moving it to the new partition E:\ i can't ...