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Executing sys.dm_fts_parser without sysadmin server role

A web application needs to execute sys.dm_fts_parser to discover which words SQL Server Fulltext Search used to match documents for the purpose of syntax highlighting. That stored procedure can only ...
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Recreate Indexes on 1 billion record table

I have a table with over 1 billion records and it has 6 indexes (including Clustered index (ID)). I need to partition this table on a new Clustered index with date column. I have just enough space (...
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Automatic database file creation based on database file size in SQL Server 2008 R2

Now i am using SQL Server 2008 R2 database for data logging. The name of the database profile is MASTERDB. That profile has one data file called MASTERDB.mdf and one log file called MASTERDB_log.ldf. ...
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How can I skip reboot check and remove command line appearing during install of SQL Server?

While i am installing SQL Server 2008 R2 using the configuration file method I sometimes get an error in installation due to system reboot checking. After restarting my PC, SQL Server installs ...
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Newly discovered SQL Server Express has all databases inaccessible/offline

We have several remotes sites at my company and today one of the employees came to me and said their SQL reporting tool stopped working. Up until this point I did not even know this server or ...
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Would I lose data if I change a column from varbinary(8000) to varbinary(max)?

Is there any data loss if a table is being altered to change an existing column from varbinary(8000) to varbinary(MAX)?
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Login failed for user Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 11

I have an AD group XYZ that I have added to SQL Server security with data_reader permissions. The XYZ group has around 10 users in there who are successfully able to access the SQL Server database. I ...
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Why Am I Getting Deadlock - Please Read Trace

can anyone help me? i'm getting deadlock on this trace, i'm using symmetricds and i can't understand why i'm getting a deadlock on a certain table. I'm using sql server 2008 r2, ...
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Generate script to automate renaming of default constraints

Background: Some of our default column constraints were generated without explicit names, so we get fun names that vary from server to server like: DF__User__TimeZoneIn__5C4D869D I would prefer to ...
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Error creating scalar function “Invalid Object Name dbo.fnMyFunctionName'”

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2. I tried creating a new scalar function. The function gets created and I see it in the list of scalar functions. When I try to modify function, function name is ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 DBCC CheckDB never finishing

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows server 2008 R2 and up until recently we were having no problems. After windows updates recently (no sql server updates) we cannot run step 1 of our ...
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How can I rename an auto-named constraint when I get this error 15248?

Method: Open SSMS. Find table. Open constraints. Find constraint name. Right click, rename. Give new name. EXPLODE. (well, it just fails, at least)
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Item Index for all items in nested XML query

I have a requirement to build an XML package with a parent record, and 1..N related child records. The child records are to be a nodes under the parent node, and there may be one child record or ...
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Retrieving cached plans fails due to cached objects of database Mirror

I'm trying to retrieve cached execution plans for a specific database object, but this fails because of cached plans which belong to a mirrored database in MIRROR state. The below query, without any ...
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Merge Replication identity field issues

One of our clients is using our software with merge replication of a database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 machine. There are two production environments in separate geographical locations only one of ...
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SQL Server in a state of confusion: Does the database exist or doesn't it? [duplicate]

Got a really weird, annoying problem.. Somehow the instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 running on our server has gotten somewhat corrupted. First, we noticed that the database we created yesterday was ...
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UNIQUE index key violation

I have a table with a PK and a unique non-clustered index, as follows: CREATE TABLE Table1 ( Id INT IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, Field1 VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, Field2 VARCHAR(25) NULL, ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 database mirroring - is it possible to have a slave server for multiple master servers?

Scenario is that I have two servers running SQL Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), let's call them DB1 and DB2. I have set up database mirroring for all the databases on these servers so that DB1 is the ...
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Issue with ROW_NUMBER and DISTINCT

I have following query SELECT Dept ,ID FROM (SELECT TOP (@RowTo) ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY Dept) AS ROWID, Dept ,ID FROM Department ...
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How to restore a filegroup from its backup in SQL Server

I need guidance on how to restore a file group in Database from the File group backup taken from another same DB server. Is it possible to restore the filegroup by running restore DB for File Group. ...
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Collect CPU, reads and writes when replaying SQL Profiler Trace

I'm trying to replay a trace on a test environment with SQL Profiler in order to benchmark a database prior to making some performance tweaks. I intend to replay the same trace at various stages to ...
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Troubleshooting Database Mail issues and Service Account permissions in SQL Server

I am having difficulties troubleshooting a Database Mail issue. When I try to stop and start the service using sysmail_start_sp and sysmail_stop_sp, I see a critical error in the Administrative Logs ...
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SQL Server cluster questions please

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster active/active/active (a, b, c) and three instances run on this environment. We did a test on one of the instances, and failover test. Manual failover from node c ...
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Time as a measure

Is it possible to have times as measures in a cube? We're trying to view employee start times by day, aggregating as an average over time. Even with a No Aggregation measure type I'm getting an error ...
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Effects of enabling service broker

I would like to use SqlCacheDependency to update a dataset in real-time, but we have not enabled the service broker on our production database. Could enabling the service broker have any adverse ...
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How do I know if my database partitioning is done well? [closed]

I have a sneaking suspicion that the guy who wrote the partitioning functions at my place of work did a fairly poor job. For certain queries (maybe 20% of them) we see incredible performance boosts ...
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Update Table A row if Table B row is changed

Is is anyhow possible to tell the database to execute a little script, if a row is changed in a table? Scenario: The database constantly monitoring Table B to see if rows are inserted, updated or ...
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Load Testing Crash Course

Can someone point me at a good resource to get a crash course in load testing. I have a sql server machine that I need to load test but I havent been thruogh the process before. Also we do not have ...
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List all permissions for a given role?

I've searched around all over and haven't found a conclusive answer to this question. I need a script that can give ALL permissions for an associated role. Any thoughts, or is it even possible? ...
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Key Lookup and Full-text index

I have the following query: SELECT T2.Title FROM TitleTable T1 INNER JOIN TitleTable T2 ON T2.FKID1 = T1.FKID1 WHERE T1.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM1 AND T2.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM2 AND CONTAINS(T1....
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Manually moving SQL instance to another node causes immediate database mirror failover

I have a two-node SQL cluster (2008 R2). Some of the databases within that SQL instance are mirrored to another server on a remote site, using the High safety with automatic failover. The mirroring ...
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How to fix “The OLE DB provider ”MSOLAP“ has not been registered”?

Here's the code I'm using to register a linked server to SSAS: USE [master]; GO EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver @server = N'ServerAlias', @srvproduct = N'', @provider= N'MSOLAP', @...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 not starting after moving model database

SQL Server 2008 R2 not starting after moving model database. Any ideas? Error: 945, Severity: 14, State: 2. Any ideas? Sql 2008 R2 will not start with trace -f -T3608 or single user mode -m. Need ...
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SQL Server domain account login and user

What is the difference between adding a domain account login to an SQL Server (2008 R2) instance then add a corresponding user to a database adding a domain account user to a database without ...
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Selecting with varbinary(max) criteria (in the where clause)

Basic info Database: SQL Server Express 2008 R2 Client: SQL Server Management Studio Backround (skip if not interested): A project I'm maintaining uses an ORM, which apparently stored my enum ...
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SQL Server xml performance

I have a table with 21 columns. The majority are numerical and the rest are nvarchar. I need to add 4 columns that will contain XML data for each row. The XML data for each row can be anywhere from ...
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Find all the queries executed recently on a database

[I am a beginner level T-SQL Programmer] [..and hopefully I am on the right stack exchange site] I would like to get a list of all the queries I executed (in the least, those I executed today since ...
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Password reset for database for VCenter Install

I'm trying to reinstall vCenter SSO and it is prompting me for the "sa" password. I set it up previously, but cannot remember what I used. I uninstalled SSO (as well as the vCenter Server, and ...
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Pervasive linked server provider missing

I am having the same problem as this question. I installed Pervasive v11 (which does have 64bit ODBC drivers) and I still do not see Pervasive listed as a provider when trying to create a linked ...
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How to tell what's failing at making backups?

I have an instance of SQL server that is regularly getting errors like this: 02/25/2013 23:22:38,spid138,Unknown,BackupVirtualDeviceFile::SendFileInfoBegin: failure on backup device '{E0EA0FA7-D8FA-...
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Log all than queries taking more than X seconds

I have a database Microsoft SQL Server 2008r2. I have some applications in different programming languages. I would like to log all the queries that take more than X seconds. I guess that the I ...
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How to import table's data in MySql from Sql Server?

I am trying to export table from SQL Server 2008 R2 TO MySql 5.5. For this I am using SQL Server Import and Export Wizard of Sql Server 2008, but it is giving this error. Here this error may be ...
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Subquery in the VALUES clause

Here's a real-world schema: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Setting] ( [ID] [BIGINT] NOT NULL, [Module] [NVARCHAR](400) NOT NULL, [Property] [NVARCHAR](400) NOT NULL, [Value] [...
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How do I create a CLR UDF with external name specifying namespace, class, and subclass?

I am creating a CLR UDF using external name and second level nested class names seem not to be permitted. Is this the case? When using the following syntax and including a first level class name and ...
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SQL Cluster Resources Disappear After Removing Disk Resource

In the process of removing an usused disk resource from cluster, I would follow these steps: 1) remove dependencies on the disks by the SQL Server resource, 2) take the disk resource offline, 3) ...
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Choosing the right algorithm in HashBytes function

We need to create hash value of nvarchar data for comparison purposes. There are multiple hash algorithms available in T-SQL, but which one the best to choose from in this scenario? We want to ensure ...
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Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyser on Production

I came across an useful tool that Microsoft has released for configuration analysis. It's called Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyser 2.0. I downloaded and ran it on my local instance and got a ...
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How to set the timeoffset in a Datetimeoffset column without changing the date part

Is there any way to set the timeoffset of a datetimeoffset column directly without having to use SWITCHOFFSET which changes the date as well? In the post below, we can see the SWITCHOFFSET will ...
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Log all errors in queries

I have a database Microsoft SQL Server 2008r2 I have some applications in different programming languages. Some of them are legacy and I would not like to modify. Is there a way to log at server level ...
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Reindexing plan [closed]

I have a reindexing plan failing with error message: Refresh failed for PhysicalPartition '1' (Details: SQL Server Enterprise edition running in cluster.) Searching through BOL and other ...