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MS SQL Server configured for secure (SSL) connection allows non-secure connection from JDBC Client

I need to connect to the MS SQL Server 2008 r2 using the secure communication. I have been able to do the same using the following connection string: jdbc:sqlserver://<<db server ...
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create a view to show the backup status in every 10 mins

I have a question, my table have following data: userID, startTime, EndTime ————————————— 101, 04/11/2013 11:00:00, 04/11/2013 11:55:00 102, 04/11/2013 11:00:00, 04/11/2013 11:24:00 103, 04/11/2013 ...
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Slow MSSQL on DB (~2TB) - Index / fragmentation?

I have a fairly large MS SQL database (~2TB). Most of the data is in one table (~6 billion rows). Two weeks ago I dropped two non-clustered indexes on the large table and migrated the data onto a ...
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SQLIO IOPS Explanation

OK. We have a few PowerEdge Rack servers that we use for MSSQL. I have one server that has 3 raid arrays of RAID 1 that are SATA. I can run SQLIO and get close to 6,000 IOPS. How is this even remotely ...
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Changing TFS Service account

I have an installation of TFS that was installed incorrectly and the account that the services run under is a developers account! Not great. I have created a domain account called TFSService to run ...
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sql server seems hung when updating a table

I have a task which I run from the MS SQL Server Management Studio. I would expect it to finish in an hour and it has finished before in such time frame. The input data has not changed dramatically ...
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Error During adding existing ms sql server 2012 in plesk

Recently I install Ms SQL 2012 in Windows server 2008 R2 edition and I want to add this database in Plesk 11, I make a user db02 in MS SQL Server Management Studio after this I logon to plesk . ...
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Trying to connect to a SQL Server 2000 instance via SSMS 2012

All -- I have a development VM server with Windows Server 2008-R2 and on it I have the following versions of SQL Server Installed: SQL 2000 - Developer Edition SQL 2005 - Enterprise Edition ...
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Unable to change schema of a Publication Database using TSQL (Ready-roll): being forced stop replication

I am trying to apply schema changes using T-SQL (using Ready-Roll database source control tool with Octopus Deployment) to a Publication database however it is forcing me stop Replication for the ...
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SQL Server ODBC Connection via Command Line

I need to create a number of ODBC connections to a MS SQL Server, the clients are mainly XP machines. The connection has to use SQL server authentication - is there a way to do this remotely via ...
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SQL 2005 replication not working

I am in the process of creating replication between 2 remote servers, server 1 is the distributor and publisher and server 2 is the subscription Server 1 windows 2003 server 192.168.10.1 connected ...
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AWS MSSQL RDS Instance periodically timing out

Every 5 or so days (including just now) I get a barrage of timeout errors from my webapp. If I look at what my SQL instance is doing in CloudWatch, it reports this: Freeable space: http://cl.ly/NBRM ...
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SQL 2008 asynchronous replication with parent site

I have SQL 2008 installed on Win 2008 VM on one hardware which is in subnet of (parent) 192.168.0.0.24 and second site has similar hardware with win2008+SQL2008 in 10.1.1.0/24 (child) and third one is ...
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How do I configure a stored procedure wrapper and security settings to provide safe access to command-line operations?

I'm ultimately trying to find a way to allow the safe use of BCP and selected other command-line functionality from within SQL Server. The organisation I am in currently have xp_cmdshell disabled ...
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Clear SPN changes from server cache

We have in house IIS apps built on ASP .Net 2.0 running on IIS 7.5- Server 2008 R2 x64. Back end is SQL 2005. It uses Kerberos (Windows integrated) authentication. Once in a while we need to change ...
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How to keep track (audit) of SQL Server users on multiple instances

I've a need probably most of you already solved in some way: beside (automatically) creating users (DB + users on single DBs) on multiple SQLServer instances, I need to keep "track" of them and, ...
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SQL Server Rights to backup drive

I'm trying to copy a backup I've made from one server to another using either an SSIS or Powershell step in a job. I've run into the same error on both systems when running the step under the sql ...
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How do I resolve the message “Validating WSFC quorum vote configuration - Action Required.”

I have a 3 node AlwaysOn Availability Group on a 3 node WSFC using node majority. 2 nodes are setup as synchronous with automatic fail-over, the 3rd is setup as asynchronous with manual fail-over. ...
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Bigger ProjectServer farm is performing worse

I am using Project Server 2007 sp3 with SharePoint 2007 sp3 and SQL Server 2008 r2. I have recently moved my farm from 2 servers (1 DB and 1 App/Web) to a very big farm having Many Servers, Clustered ...
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What's the right way to shutdown a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster?

I'm new to SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster. I just created a test environment now I need to shut it down. I know SQL Server cluster is a high availability solution so there is seldom mentioned that how to ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster installation, can I install on the 2 nodes at the same time?

I've configured the Windows cluster, now I need to install SQL Server on the 2 nodes. To save time, I want to know if I can install on the 2 nodes at the same time? Thanks
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Security issues/risks connecting from IIS7.5 to SQL Server 2008+ using Machine Account (DOMAIN\MACHINENAME$)

I'm working with a group of engineers doing .NET 4 / MVC 3 development, using Windows 7 Enterprise and IIS 7.5 locally, and connecting to MSSQL 2008+ dev/testing databases. The databases are remote ...
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SharePoint 2010 Server Configuration Error -> “Cannot connect to database master”

I recieve the following error when I try to configure SharePoint 2010 Server: "Cannot connect to the database master at SQL server at [computer.domain]. The database might not exist, or the current ...
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One Way Replication of Oracle 11g to MSSQL 2008R2

We're in the midst of a major LOB system change which will use Oracle 11g, but we need to maintain a LARGE number of existing reports in SSRS. What is a good method to automate a one-way, read-only ...
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what is the difference between 'NT Authority\Service' and 'NT Authority\Network Service'?

I am configuring a SQL Server Express 2008R2 instance, and I want the current logged in user to be able to access SQLEXPRESS. Which one should I add at the Database engine configuration step of the ...
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Adding tables from 1 MSSQL database to the other

Here are college, every single student gets an MSSQL database. Because we have several thousand student however, user-rights are restricted. You get 1 database, and only one. If you're making ...
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Can I install a 32-bit SQL Server 2005 alongside a 64-bit SQL Server 2008 installation?

The place where I work at currently runs a 32-bit SQL Server 2005 installation on its server which we work with. In addition, the systems we are developing on have not yet been tested for 64 bit ODBC ...
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Replace SQL Server 2000 with 2008 same name

We are replacing an old SQL Server 2000 box with new hardware and SQL 2008. If we name the new server the same as the old will ODBC connections still work? What about replication and linked servers?
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Can BES 5.0 Express database be migrated from SQL Server 2005 Express to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express?

Would there be any issues for cross migration of database from SQL Server 2005 Express to SQL Server 2008 R2 for blackberry configuration database and database in general? If the database is backup ...
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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 execute rskeymgmt utility silently in windows server 2008

When i run reskeymgmt.exe - to create a backup copy of the encryption key, it responses "Are you sure want to extract the key from the Report Server? Yes (y)/ No (n)?" I found this link which ...
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Site resilience with MSSQL Servers

What I'm trying to do is set up a failover system between two MS SQL Servers. It needs to be active/passive, and allow weighting (so Site 1 is preferable, before Site 2). I've done this between our ...
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Can I set MSSQL permissions for individual users with a group login?

I have a lot of SQL 2005 servers with a lot of databases and a lot of Windows users that need access to all the servers but only a few databases, and that last part changes regularly. Managing these ...
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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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Remote restore of DB in MSSQL 2008

I have a remote MSSQL server meant to centralize SQL for development projects. I hand out DB's and access to developers as they need it. I do not want to give them access to filesystem in any way ...
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NHibernate won't connect to SQL Server

I have 3 SQL Server instances running on our server (dont ask why)! 2xSQL Server 2008 Workgroup (Default and MSSQLServer2) 1xSQL Server Express 2008 R2 (sqlexpress) Now I have a Windows Service/App ...
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Help with repairing Dynamics CRM 2011 Server

As stated above, I had a bit of an issue with my CRM 2011 server last week. I run a small computer repair company and use it to manage my clients. I was running the server in a VirtualBox VM and the ...
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SQL 2005 Cluster - How to move MSDTC

We currently have a 2 node (Win2003) SQL 2005 Cluster running 2 instances. We need to move all drives to a new SAN but are pondering over how to move the DTC that is currently 'logging' te Quorum ...
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Troubleshoot DBMail in SQL Server 2005

On a SQL Server 2005 machine, I have DBMail setup and correctly configured. I am able to use "Notify Operator" and EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail to queue emails. But the problem is the queued mails ...
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MSSQL2008-R2 Scheduled Job Infinite Loop

I have two very similar jobs on a SQL2008r2 instance. Each one selects data from one of two structurally identical tables and exports it to one of two SQLAzure databases with the same schema every ...
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SQL 2008 R2 3rd Party Peer-to-Peer Replication, Global Site Distribution

We are looking at hosting 3 globally distributed SQL Server installations at different data centers. The intent is that Site A will serve web traffic and data for a specific region, same with Site B ...
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Adding Logical Drive in SQL Server 2000 Clustered Environment

I have a Sql Server 2000 Clustered (Active/Passive)Production box, My network guy is adding a new Logical Drive to the box. Also he is going to Add logical drive to cluster admin My Question is He is ...
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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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SQL Server - VMWare Install - Transactional Replication causing 100% CPU

I am having severe trouble with a SQL Server - in particular, with transactional replication. We used to have a Windows 2003 physical machine, with SQL 2000. We call this “WebDB” The server was ...
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SQL Full-Text indexing not populating

We installed a clustered SQL 2005 installation on windows 2008 and reattached our san drives from another machine and restored to do a migration to new hardware. There have been a few minor issues, ...
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Best solution for a mailing list based on a custom SQL Server database AND sync to Outlook?

This is really a two-part question but I'm writing them in the same question because there might be solutions that could handle both. A customer has a custom LOB database based on MS SQL Server with ...
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SQL server 2000, replication over WAN

I seem to have big difficulties setting up the first replication ever between two SQL2000 instances. They both run in seperate WAN's (IP with port assigned for SQL-remote) but I have been able to ...
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Failover Config for SQL Server 2005 Professional on Win2k3 64x Standard (2 machines available)

I have MS SQL Server 2005 Standard on Win2k3 64x Standard (on 2 separate machines) How to setup fail over cluster on this solution? I don't have neither SQL or Win Enterprise and it's too expensive ...
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SQL SERVER 2008 R2 INSTANCESHAREWOWDIR Issue

I am trying to install SQL SERVER R2 Express Advanced Services on my VServer (Windows 2008 SP2 64bit). The server has also a sql server 2005 express instance for plesk... I am running in the strange ...
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SQL Database and ArcSDE Database

Is it possible to have sql database and ArcSDE database running on the same server - virtual machine? What are the benefits? What are the negatives?