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Database Backup and Full-Text Search

I am running SQL Server 2005 EE. When trying to perform a full database backup I recieve the error message: "Failed to pause catalog for backup. Backup was aborted.BACKUP DATABASE is terminating ...
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SQL Server Installer Update Cache management

Is it safe to delete the old cumulative update directories from the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Update Cache folders? At least this MSDN blog post tells to leave anything ...
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Error connecting to MS SQL from one server but not the other

We got a MS SQL server and two web site servers. I'm in the process of moving all the sites from one of the web site servers to the new one. My asp.net sites are not able to connect to the external ...
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Glassfish connection pool don't work after restart server

I have a connection pool in Glassfish 3.1 to connect to SqlServer 2008 Express, this pool works fine, but when Glassfish is restarted, the connection pool can't ping and stops working. To work again, ...
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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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Mirrored local accounts to connect to database on different server and domain

My database client and database server are on different machines and are not connected to the same domain (this is not supported with my web host). I'm not keen to send username/password details via a ...
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SQL Failover Cluster IP Migration

I have a four node cluster setup which I need to migrate from subnet A to subnet B. The cluster has roughly 12 instances running on it. I've found articles to update the SQL Cluster IP, but I've got ...
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SQL Server 2012 database availability design?

Can anyone please suggest me what is the best practice for me to follow when consolidating multiple stand alone DB from SQL Server 2005 - 2008 boxes into just 2x SQL Server 2012 Enterprise nodes in ...
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Full Text Search query elapsed time varying wildly

Database Version: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.4035.00 (Intel X86) Nov 24 2008 13:01:59 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows NT 5.1 ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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Visual Studio giving Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 error when trying to perform any database operation

"An unexpected error occurred in the .NET Framework Data Provider for Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0. Please contact the provider vendor to resolve this problem." is the actual error message. I am ...
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Can encryption be disabled for the login handshake in SQL Server 2005 or 2008

When a client Application connects to SQL Server the login credentials are sent over the network in a TLS Encrypted Handshake Message. For testing purposes I would like to have the login credentials ...
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SQL job cannot access Microsoft Excel DCOM application. Permissions are set. What gives?

I have a SQL job that runs a VB script that uses an object provided by the Microsoft Excel DCOM application. Excel 2003 is installed and working. Both SQL Server and SQL agent run under ...
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SQL CLR not properly enabling

We have a SQL server running SQL 2005 Workgroup 64 bit (9.0.4273), on Windows 2003 server 64 bit. We have run sp_configure and reconfigured the server which indicates that the clr is now enabled. ...
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How many MSDTC clustered services (if any) are needed for a multiple-instance SQL Server 2012 cluster?

I'm creating a new SQL Server 2012 cluster, running on 2 physical nodes (the O.S. is Windows Server 2012 R2); the cluster will host multiple SQL Server instances; the exact number is yet to be ...
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Why does ADFS have too many SQL connections open?

I'm running ADFS 2.0 in Windows 2008r2, connected to a SQL Server 2005 database server. Right now the ADFS server has 5623 TCP connections open to the SQL server (checked via netstat - counted with ...
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Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server error “unable to access user principal information from the system”

When I launch the Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server and try to connect to the local machine it's on, I am getting the error "Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server error "unable to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SQL 2014 Install failed to install Data Services and SSAS, rest is installed, how to fix without uninstall?

I just installed SQL 2014 trial version, but it failed to install SQL Data Services and SSAS Services due to space issues, which have been resolved. How can I re-install only those services without ...
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Connecting to MSSQL server using sqlcmd and odbc driver on RHEL 6 fails

I spent the last hour trying to connect to a mssql server using sqlcmd through odbc driver. I was talking to the db guy but he doesn't seem to have a clue what is going on.. Maybe you can help me out ...
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Server network communication stalls

I'm running SBS 2008 as a file server, SQL server, IIS7 Server, and Exchange server, and very recently I am getting some very confusing stalls on it. During these "stalls," file services will cause ...
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Why is $job.LastRunOutCome always “Failed”?

I am using sqlps to run a backup job "Backup Something". Set-Location "SQLSERVER:\sql\$hostname\default\jobserver\jobs" $job = Get-ChildItem | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq "Backup Something"} ...
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SQL Server 2012 Connection Timeout Expired

I am running MS-SQL Server on Windows Server 2012. From time to time I get this Exception: Server Exception : System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Connection Timeout Expired. The ...
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SSRS reachable by FQDN on local computer, but not from a different computer

I am having trouble getting my SSRS server to successfully cohabitate with IIS, after having to move the server to a different subnet. I have 2 static IPs for that server: .242 is defined explicitly ...
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Configuring IIS application pool to access SQL Filestream with ApplicationPoolIdentity

I have an IIS 7.5 server with a number of applications in a single Application Pool. Some of these applications access a SQL Server 2008 R2 Filestream on a remote machine, on the same domain. The ...
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SQL Server: Worse performance on a new server

We've been on a dedicated server (single quad-core, 6 GB RAM) and are moving to a new dedicated server (2x hex-core, 32 GB RAM). Both are Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2. The performance on ...
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.NET + Connection to SQL Server 2008 R2

Recently, our developers have increased the Pool size in all connection strings to 8000. They are using VS 2010 Framework 4.0. In the DB side I am monitoring that up to 4000 connections is opening. ...
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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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SQL Server Replication Requires the actual server name

How Hard can it be? Ive spent the last 4 hours googling just to find either nothing works, or people randomly posting information that 'sounds good' My setup: Two SQL2012 Servers, in two different ...
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SSMS stuck scripting database objects

SQL Server Management Studio sits stuck, after scripting all objects in a database. Except it didn't script all objects in a database. i scripted all the objects in an SQL Server 2008 database from ...
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Recreate Dynamcis CRM “Filtered Views” for use on SQL server replicated by Scribe RS

I'm considering moving from CRM 2011 on premise to CRM Online. The major concern for me is the lack of SQL access, but I understand Scribe RS has a replication solution that will keep a copy of the ...
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ASP.NET + MVC 4 + IIS 7 + MSSQL slow response

I have recently deployed an ASP.NET MVC4 application to a IIS 7 server, but something is not quite right. I have a log-in action that access the user credentials stored in a MSSQL 2008 R2 server, and ...
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SQL Reporting Services Report Manager cannot be accessed by IP on the local computer

I have set up SQL Express 2012 with Advanced Services on a test machine. The requirements are that ReportServer should run on a dedicated IP address and port. So I went to Reporting Services ...
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SQL Server Logs: missing date ranges

I need to be able to export SQL Server logs into CSV files, which I can easily do with the export function. However in doing so I've noticed there's a range of dates missing from the SQL Server logs ...
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SQL Server Keeps Logging/Writing to 'Setup Bootstrap' folder

I recently got a message from windows that my system was running out of disk space. After a quick search across the file system, I found out the SQL Server had logged 10GB of info in the folder ...
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Can I tune my Debian KVM server to benefit my Windows guest?

Debian Squeeze KVM server with Win2k8 server guest. The server has 16GBs of RAM and the guest only runs MS SQL, with a 15GB database on it. I am wondering if there is anything I can tune from the ...
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Compressed network file copy

I have 200 GB of SQL Server files I need to copy over a 100 Mbit connection. Assuming maximum throughput that will take five hours. SQL Server files compress very well, generally in the 80 - 90% ...
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SQL Server related perfmon counter porting 0 on remote machine

I'm trying to monitor a remote SQL Server via perfmon but all SQL related counters are reading 0. What works: On the target Windows Server 2008 running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, reading both ...
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Amazon Cloud Services for Disaster Recovery

To simplify our environment, at it's most atomic level, we have a .NET website running on IIS 6 on one server and the website depends on data from a MS SQL 2005 database on another server. We have ...
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Installing SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 *after* installing SQL 2012 RC0 - machine.config path include double slashes?

I'm trying to install SQL Compact 3.5 SP2 after I've installed SQL 2012 RC0, on a x64 Windows 7. The x86 installer goes through fine. The x64 installer fails, with the error: "Error ...
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“Operating system error 1394” - How can I prevent it?

I get occasional and random failures of my SQL Server backups with the error message Operating system error 1394 Does anyone know why this error occurs and how I can prevent it? A little Googling ...
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SQLServerAgent could not be started (reason: Unable to connect to server ) Error 103?

Does anyone know how to make the second SQL instance Agent working on the same MSCS SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster? In the clustered SQL Server service instance2 i have assigned the same service account ...
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Trying to connect to sql server on ec2

I moved from my home office to an office in midtown. I can't figure out how to connect to my sql server hosted on Amazon. I'm using the exact same VmWare image just on a machine in the office. I can ...
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Possible to view/edit SQLServer Merge replication queue?

we're experiencing a problem that seems to be blocking the merge process. An old Stored Proc (that has since been removed from the publisher) is trying to run on a subscriber. We've tried ...
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Unable to authenticate proxy when starting SQL snapshot agent

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 install running SQL Server 2008 R2 with all the latest updates etc applied, I have restored a database from an old image (SQL 2005) and am trying to get web-sync ...
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SQL Server logs empty?

In the SQL Server Management Studio in Management I can view the SQL Server Logs. I "inherited" a server where this Log is always empty. I'd guess my predecessor somehow disabled the SQL Server Log. ...