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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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How do I permanently add additional connection parameters in SQL Server Management Studio

In the "Additional Connection Parameters" tab of the login form for SQL Server Management Studio (most recent versions), one may specify custom connection string parameters. See ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Standard High Availability without Shared Storage

I'm a software dev with little experience managing SQL so please bear with me! We are developing a piece of software that needs to be highly available, with a significant degree of resilience. This ...
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SQL Server Instance login issue

I've just brought up a new installation of SQL Server 2008. I installed the default instance as well as one named instance. I'm having a problem connecting to the named instance from anywhere ...
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SQL Server 2012: I can connect locally but not remotelly

I'm trying to access a SQL Server 2012 database from a SQL Server Management Studio 2008 from a remote machine(on the same LAN). I can connect to the database using "sa" user under ...
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Will an average PC run a 10 concurrent write intensive request with 50MB daily database server? [closed]

As I am a average programmer who have never been purchasing any hardware myself, I have to choose a computer for a prototype database server that will be used to serve 10 concurrent request per one ...
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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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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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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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Windows Server SMTP Feature - Installation Ramifications

Background: I am a SQL Server DBA. I have inherited about 50 SQL Servers and need to set up various maintenance plans and alerts. To get the full benefit, I'll also need to configure Database Mail ...
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Windows server and ddns which binding and sql hostname do i use?

i'm trying to connect to websites on this server from outside the network. i've opened ports in router and firewall and can ping the ports using portchecker. let's pretend i want to use wordpress or ...
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SQL Server Maintenence Plan error on an offline Database

Today is SQL day for me :) I have a maintenance plan that is failing to run with the following error: Failed:(-1073548784) Executing the query "USE [SharedServices1_DB]" failed with the ...
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Should I move to an Azure database? [closed]

I am currently using a database from an installed instance on my web server in a VM on Azure. I was thinking about moving it to an actual Azure Database so I could load balance the web server. Does ...
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Can't login to SQL Server in Single User mode

I've been trying all sorts of different combinations of startup flags to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express and I can not get past this error: Login failed for user 'LOCALSERVER\Administrator'. Reason: ...
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How to protect SQL Server from Hackers

I am having an issue and could not figure out how to handle it. I have a SQL Server on a Windows 2008 R2 server. This SQL Server 2005 is being used to receive DB subscriptions from another SQL Server ...
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Rebuilding MS Agent Jobs from MSDB table

This morning our DB server died. They restored backups to another server but these didn't include the many MS Agent jobs. Anyway I have managed to get a backup of the old MSDB table where all the ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services to export CSV

I have an SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services instance, and by default, it can only export to PDF, Excel and Word. Users require CSV export as well. All I found is that there are different extensions, ...
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Error connecting to sql server database when running IIS from DMZ

I've been working on this for a few days now. One of our clients has a 3 tier server plan - an IIS server, an application server (where the Asp.Net MVC3 application is located) and the db server. All ...
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Combining failover clustering and database mirroring

When you combine failover clustering and database mirroring in SQL Server, you need to change the mirroring partner timeout value so that the local cluster gets a chance to fail over before database ...
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Why is my database not available?

I have one database on my server that constantly becomes unavailable. To fix, I take it offline, then back online. Looking at the event viewer there are three errors in quick succession: FCB::Open ...
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Where is that backup file?

I want to restore a database using the most recent backup. In SSMS, it says there was a backup done this morning at 1:00 AM. Screenshot: If I select this backup, it fails, saying the file ...
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What happens when Core Cluster Group is failed over to another node? Will it take the whole cluster down? Single point of failure?

http://bit.ly/1lKJFIa "Cluster group" fail-over will cause cluster go offline. Really? Single point of failure? Am I missing something? What happens when Core Cluster resources (Cluster Group) are ...
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MS SQL Server 2005: Fatal error 823

A MS SQL Server - Database that worked fine for the last weeks suddenly threw the following error: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Warning: Fatal error 823 occurred at date / time Note the ...
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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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Setup ejabberd with SQL Server 2008

Here's what I have got so far. Windows 2008 Server 64 bit. Installed the latest version of ejabberd, ejabberd-2.1.8-windows-installer.exe. The windows service starts up fine but seems ineffective. ...
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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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BCP/xp_cmdshell access denied - but only when running procedure from outside the server

I've been attempting to run some of my team's database deployment code to a SQL 2014 server on a Windows 7 test box. Part of this code is a procedure that pulls in data from a file using BCP from a ...
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MSSQL: Roll back DB from backed up .MDF/.LDF

I've mistakenly deleted a table in Microsoft Server Management Studio, and the restore function was not properly configured. I have older .mdf and .ldf files of the particular db with the deleted ...
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Recovering a specific job definition from an MSDB backup?

We've been asked to recover a specific SQL 2005 job from how it existed at a certain time in the past. We have MSDB database backups from that time period, but I can't overwrite the current MSDB ...
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RAID 10 Cluster Size for SQL Dynamics AX Database

Many article read and many websites visited yet still no closer to a firm or concrete answer. We have created all our Arrays for our SQL 2012 installation with the appropriate LUN's and understand ...
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Connect to Windows Server 2012 Essentials without creating new user login for Windows

Is it possible to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials without having to create a new user login for Windows? I want to just take someones Windows 8 machine and connect it to the server to ...
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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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How do I know which node in a cluster answers?

I have set up an NLB with two servers (nodes) which are running the same service. The filtering is single host, because I don’t want them to run at the same time, because there is data in the cache ...
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Google app engine server not answering when queried in bulk

I've recently launched my game worldwide and we currently have problems with our google app engine server not always giving it's result messages when bulk querying. By bulk query I mean sending 100 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...