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How can service pack rollback file end up on non-system volume?

I'm attempting to upgrade a SQL 2005 SP3 clustered instance to SP4. During installation, a rollback event took place with the error indicating there was insufficient space on the the disk. The system ...
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Deny view definition at DB level and symmetric keys MS SQL Server 2005

I don't want a restricted database role to be able to view table and stored procedure definitions and code. So I do deny view definition to some_db_role It does appear though that this is not ...
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Merge replication sync fails after ALTER TABLE… NOT NULL

We have a SQL Server 2005 database that uses merge replication to sync to SQL Compact Edition subscriptions. We added a column to a table using: ALTER TABLE Shifts ADD COLUMN StateOrProvince NOT NULL ...
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how to get column name from cross reference query

I used a script from here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13757387/getting-sql-server-cross-database-dependencies that Milica Medic posted and it works GREAT thank you :) my question is how do I ...
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SQL Server not checking for expired passwords

We are using SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008 with Windows Authentication where access is granted to members of a specific domain group. Clients are VB6/ADO applications that connect via an ...
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Why does SQL Server 2005 only use an IS lock in this scenario?

I am attempting to examine the locking behind different queries but with the same output to avoid deadlocking situations. I have the following code: SELECT MIN(ID), TextData FROM PKKEYTESTER ...
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SQL Server 2005 Datawarehouse DB - Integrity failure caused by NonClustered indexes

Last year I've been working with a data warehouse database (SQL Server 2005) loaded on a daily basis during the nights. Overall database performance is acceptable. However, there is a "known error" ...
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Proxy Account SSIS and NETWORK SERVICE

I currently have an instance of SQL running as NETWORK SERVICE which for various reasons I can't change. I have a maintenance plan running under a proxy account which has access to a network share to ...
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Can I convert SQL Server 2008 full db to SQL Server 2005?

Recently I converted my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2008. Now I can't attach that db to SQL Server 2005. I do not have any backup of that db file as well. I have tried to generate scripts ...
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SQL SERVER 2005 slow Performance on Windows Server 2008

Recently I have upgraded my server to new one. But because of compatibility issues with my old Windows Server 2003 R2 32 bit, I have also upgraded it to Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit. (I have ...
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Quirk update for cumulative sum of chances for a raffle. What can go wrong?

I need to make a raffle where users have different chances. | USER | CHANCES | |------|---------| | A | 10 | | B | 25 | | Z | 15 | Looking in this answer: drawing a riffle ...
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DBCC CHECKDB reports torn page. How do I find what is in the torn page?

Using SQL Server 2005 I get the following error when running DBCC CHECKDB SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: torn page (expected signature: 0x55555555; actual signature:...
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SQL Server Database Mail Log is flooded with errors (20-30 per second) when mail server goes down

We're using SQL Server 2005. Every so often our mail server goes down, and when this happens, as soon as our SQL code tries to send dbmail, the Database Mail Log has an item which looks like this: ...
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backup history script produces incorrect results

I have a database that is backed up via maintenance plan. The database is scheduled to be backed up at 8:00PM. It usually takes 6 hours to complete. According to this query, SELECT distinct ...
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Integration Service cannot be upgraded/removed

I have SQL Server 2005 Integration Services installed in our server whose version is 5292. It needs to be upgraded to version 5324. After running the patch the summary report says it is upgraded ...
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TempDB MDF file huge after update script ran

On the weekend we had a huge deployment run that affected a large chunk of our system. It was all run in one massive transaction (probably the wrong thing to do). As a result our TempDB DatabaseFile ...
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ODBC - how to set up ODBC driver for 2 languages (for different code page)

How to set up an ODBC driver to operate the Polish code page (1250) and Lithuania (1257) at the same time? Although the code page Lithuanian is wider than the Polish code page, the driver incorrectly ...
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When converting a table valued function to inline, why do I get a lazy spool?

I have a table valued function that I want to convert to inline to improve performance. It sets the value of variables to the value four bit columns in one row of a table (looking up the row using a ...
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CREATE ASSEMBLY - EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION

I am trying to create an assembly on my SQL Server 2005 server. Here is what I am using: CREATE ASSEMBLY [SQLCLRTest] AUTHORIZATION [dbo] FROM 'path\to\my\file.dll' WITH PERMISSION_SET = ...
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Logic to convert a UTC date-time to a specific time zone

I have a table which has 1 row per event. Each event has a datetime stamp column which has values in UTC time. Each row has an associated local timezone in which the event occurred. I have a DIM ...
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what if all the non clustered indexes on my table were filtered indexes?

I have a table that is highly hit on my database. this table has 370,370 records. when I run the following select: select [ImageSize] , the_num = count(*) from [dbo].[ProductImages] group by [...
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Under which conditions would selecting a small column off a primary key be slow?

Usually querying the table is in the millisecond range at most. But sometimes it takes 30 seconds and then times out. What could cause SELECT smallColumn FROM SomeTable WHERE pkID=@pkID to be slow? ...
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Server error in reports application

I have a server with SQL Server 2005 installed with the latest service packs. SQL Server 2012 express was been installed on same machine and seems to have broken the Reporting services service. When I ...
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Design improvement on multiple references

Im having some 'perception' problem, maybe... I got this table linked multiple times with another small table and maybe is more of a personal problem with the way it looks but I feel there might be a ...
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SQL Server Alert System: 'Severity 17 - Potentially Fatal Error Insufficient Resources' occurred on myserver

I get a alert email with the title: SQL Server Alert System: 'Severity 17 - Potentially Fatal Error Insufficient Resources' occurred on myserver as 12:02 when I connect to myserver to check ...
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Merge Replication: Error “The insert failed. It conflicted with an identity range check constraint”

For one of our SQL server 2005 enterprise, configured with merge replication, we suddenly start seeing the below error message: The insert failed. It conflicted with an identity range check ...
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SQL Server 2005 Database Mail Resends Historic Messages following SP4 Build 5324

I have applied SP4 Build 5324 to a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise active/passive cluster (Build pathway: 4053 to 5000 to 5324). The SQL Server log contains zero errors. The SQL Server Agent log contains ...
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SQL Server 2005 Cluster Service pack 4 upgrade failure at remote user account

I built SQL Server 2005 ENT Cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to upgrade it to SQL Server 2005 SP4. However, I get this error at the Remote User Account screen Enter the remote user ...
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Replication slowness: massive MSrepl_commands table?

Background: I have a SQL Server 2005 transactional replication setup that pushes normal traffic fine, but occasional larger processing batches have been a problem. Obviously the changes take longer ...
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How do I ensure that bulk inserts must fire my DML trigger?

I have a table using a DML trigger to ensure data integrity. Although authors of SSIS packages, BULK INSERT queries, and bcp executions can enable DML trigger execution, which is disabled by default, ...
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Can you speed up this query to aggregate millions of rows?

We store our website traffic data in SQL Server 2005, like so: | Date | IPAddress | GalleryUserID | ThumbView | LargeView | ZoomView | | 2014-11-11 | 192.168.0.1 | 22 | true ...
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MDF/TempDB Growth, SQL Server 2005 Enterprise

Here's my scenario: SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Records from Database A being added to Database B Size of Database A MDF file: 3.15 GB I have separate drives for Data, Logs, and System. I ran a T-...
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SQL Server 2005 CHECKCATALOG fails

CHECKCATALOG is failing on a database that originated in SQL Server 2000. I am getting errors of the type: Msg 3853, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Attribute (object_id=489156888) of row (object_id=...
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Flush procedure cache or drop and create?

Okay I had a very strange issue today on SQL Server 2005. We had a stored procedure update that added new parameters to part of it. One database out of ~150 or more seem to not work properly. Using ...
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Inside stored procedure, set column names of returned query according to variable

I have a query which I'd like to reuse, instead of having many different copies of it just for the sake of changing the column name. The report (for example) uses the same query, but there are either ...
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Will installing WebMatrix (and Consequently SQL Server CE) Break My Current Installation of SQL Server 2005?

We have a server that has (and needs to keep) SQL Server 2005. We are hosting intranet sites on one server (server 1), but have a database on another server (server 2). One of these sites uses AJAX ...
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In SQL Server sp_cursorprepare/sp_cursorexecute run extremely slowly

I'm running an application (Pentaho user console with the Saiku Ad-hoc plugin) which creates a query and runs it using sp_cursorprepare & sp_cursorexecute standard stored procedures. My model is ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Upgrade/Migration

I couldn't find any documentation on this. I'm currently doing a dry run of SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008 R2 upgrade/migration. I've backed everything up (encryption key and configuration files) and did a ...
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How to determine if SQL Server Reporting Services database is being used?

I have a SQL 2005 server that needs to be decommissioned. For regular databases, I have a couple scripts that look at sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats to determine last access. My normal process is to make ...
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SQL Server: Batch Requests/sec showed increase in performance, but performance actually decreased

We are currently on SQL Server 2005, with a plan to move to SQL 2012. To make this move we have to test new database drivers for the application (Java). We performed 2 load tests using the 2 different ...
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Backup of msdb stuck in rollback

A native full backup of msdb on a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise instance (9.0.4053) deployed on a two-node Win2K3 cluster (Microsoft Windows NT 5.2 (3790)) is currently stuck in rollback. The DB is in ...
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Way to make differential backup from full different but from same database

I have the following situation: Our sql server is running in a cloud service. The database to be backed up have 60gb. We need to make a local copy of the database for some tests, and it need to be up ...
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No SQL Server instances show in upgrade setup

I'm trying to upgrade SQL Server 2005 sp4 to SQL Server 2008 R2. However on the upgrade wizard doesn't show me any instances to upgrade. Any ideas? The instance is there just fine. I can connect ...
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Backup headerinformation hold wrong database name

We're in the proces of preparing our migration to our new servers aswell as SQL 2012 and everything is looking fine and dandy and i'm testing some of the scripts we will be using. One of these ...
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Problem with sorting matrix groups in SSRS

I've hit the following issue in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services This is a slightly odd and complicated situation: I have a table containing various groups and within each group is also embedded a ...
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DELETE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'ANSI_NULLS'

I have inherited a few scripts that are pumped through a c#.NET custom app to update a SQL2005 SP3 database. One of these scripts does a deletion on a user table called msw_timer_task, based on a ...
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SQL Server 2000 database attach error to SQL Server 2005

I have a SQL Server 2000 database (mdf and ldf). When I try to attach it, using SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005, I get this error: Attach database failed for Server 'XXXXX\SQLEXPRESS'. ...
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FOR XML EXPLICIT problems in SQL Server 2005 Express

SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 2 w/Advanced Services Windows 2003 R2 I recently migrated a database from MSDE 2000 to MSSQL 2005 that is used for a tourist website that can be displayed in one ...
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SQL server Load Balancing

SQL server user access cut down from 8pm - 9am. During this period our SSIS scripts would run to load data(from Oracle/mainframe/Access) to sql, large database(s) & too much data - mortgage ...
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summary column in ssrs2005 matrix

Hi I create a monthly sale report. there is a week-to-date column at the end of each week, then the end of report, I need to a month-to-date column. The the column will display date and the row will ...