This tag is for SQL Server 2008, major build version 10.00.xxxx.

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Get Job id OR Job name from within executing job

I have a central DB that I write job outcomes on all my servers back to. I pass 3 parameters via powershell in a SQL job back to a sp on the central server that verifies the job should be running at ...
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Forget login from connection drop down menu [duplicate]

Recently I logged myself as a different user (testUser) but now that user seems to be persisted in the drop-down menu of connection dialogue box and I couldn't find a way of getting rid of it. Even ...
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SQL Server Management Studio: how to parse stored procedure code and check if table columns exist?

I'm afraid that SSMS won't parse table columns within a stored procedure. When you click in Parse option SSMS says that parse is completed, even when a procedure is selecting a column that does ...
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unable to bring database online from recovery pending

I am trying to bring a SQL Server database online and accessible that is in Recovery Pending state. The SQL Server service uses an Active directory account that is a domain administrator and a ...
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Why different users from same login group can not access the database objects?

I have SQL login group as "SC_NT\xxxx" in server. There are multiple users using this login group to access database objects. User "A" can able to access db objects from .net application. But when ...
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self referencing tables with SQL and entity framework

I have many tables in a database and the tables are nearly identical. There are limitations currently on what objects reference other objects. For example I have company,contact and project. Contact ...
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Stored procedure generating duplicate rows

I believe I have a logical error, poor coding or both in the handling the selection of user emails based on their User.ID and a replaceable config value of Mail+1234@domain.com where 1234 is the ...
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Clearing log files

How to clear/Shrink the Log file of a database when the database is in stand by mode. How to make a database from recovery mode(normal mode/with recovery) to standby mode.
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Checkpoints and Logging

I'm working on getting full grasp of logging architecture. Please correct me if I'm wrong here: I understand that a checkpoint occurs (also lazywriter) to write the dirty pages in the memory to the ...
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Error on DDL statement never invokes CATCH

When I try to close the SS Management Studio window below is the error I understand that DDL statements are implicit COMMIT and the below WARNING message is because BEGIN TRAN never COMMIT or ...
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Auditing the View Server State permissions on Server

We noticed that one of our servers has permissions granted to "all" users for "view server state". I am wondering if there is a way to audit the DMV's used by the user(s) on a regular basis as this ...
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Editing built-in templates in Management Studio

I'm running SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (10.0.5500.0) and was attempting to edit the built-in template "Create T-SQL Trigger (New Menu)". I open the Template Explorer, right-click the template, ...
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how service sid operate under the covers?

This question is out of curiosity and it left me in confusion whether service account as any role to play in sql server startup and shutdown? Can anybody explain how sql server 2008 Service Sids work ...
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Migration to databases Domain Users do not have access

I migrated databases to new servers, however the applications that were previously used with the databases are failing to load. I have changed the connections and etc. The jobs also seem to be ...
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Multiple Instance with different service packs in SQL Server

I would like to install a Default instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM and I want to install another named instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. Is this possible?
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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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SQL Server Restore DB from MDF file, lost LDF and DB was not cleanly shutdown

My dev DB server was formatted by some admin without my knowledge. Thankfully I had mdf file kept in some other drive but ldf was in its default location. Since I don’t have DB backup I am now left ...
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Two instances sharing same system database?

I have a situation that I encountered with one of my clients, that I have never seen before. They are running SQL Server Express 2008 R2. There are two instances of SQL Server installed - a default ...
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Any caveats using SQL Server 2008 CDC off replicated tables?

Main TRX System ---- Replicated to ---> "Archive" --- CDC/ETL --> Some NOSQL DB... For performance reasons we never run any ETL off the main transnational system only off the archive. I ...
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Login failed for user even though it has read access

I have a SharePoint server which is using service account "spsharepoint". For some reason this user has started giving 'Login failed for user DOMAIN\spsharepoint' when I checked SQL Server logs. ...
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Protect SQL Server Express data file

I need to protect a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data file (.mdf) against restoring/attaching on another machine. I'm aware of TDE or Transparent Data Encryption but unfortunately this option is not ...
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Table design for optimum performance

For example let's say I have to create a table called Employee with columns EmployeeID, Name, DOB, Address, DepartmentID[FK]. So I create the table as follows with a primary key and a nonclustered ...
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Windows native backups makes SQL Server think that databases backup has been done

community. I've Windows Server 2008 R2 which hosts few virtual machines. One of machines is Windows 2008 R2 server with SQL server 2008 R2 Express installed. Here's the thing: I wrote a script that ...
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No Maintenance Plans Folder in SQL Studio 2008 R2 [closed]

A client has SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on a Windows 2003 R2 32-bit server. Under Management in SQL Studio 2008 R2, there is no maintenance plans folder. It is not under Management --> Legacy ...
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SQL Server 2008 unable to backup due to Failed to flush the commit table to disk in dbid 11 due to error 2601

I tried to backup the SQL Server 2008 database using the following code: BACKUP DATABASE [DataStore] TO DISK ='E:\SQLServerDatabase\DataBasebackUpOct302012.bak' and I get the following error: ...
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Problem when querying audit file when audit is enabled

I'm trying to audit DML operations for a specific principle on a database. For this, I configured Audit under Server -> Security and Database -> Database Audit Specifications and enabled both of them. ...
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SQL Server : error 15208 Level 16, State 1, Line 1

Trying to Backup a certificate from SQL Server causes this error: Msg 15208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The certificate, asymmetric key, or private key file does not exist or has invalid format. ...
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Get a specific row from a TSQL common table expression

I have this tsql code to recursively get the whole workgroup hierarchy for a specific workgroup (WgID 283 here): WITH GroupList(WgID,WgParentWgID) AS ( SELECT WgID,WgParentWgID FROM ...
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How and when does SQL Agent update next_run_date/next_run_time values?

I've been working on code in T-SQL to add new schedules to a SQL Agent job using the sp_add_jobschedule proc in the msdb database. When I add a new schedule (typically a run-once at a specific ...
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RAM usage is increasing in database server with time [duplicate]

RAM usage is increasing in database server with time. When we restart the SQL services it take around 4 GB but after day or two it increases to 11-12 GB and even further. Application is hosted on ...
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Deciding on a replication strategy

We have several dozen small-medium (<1Gb) databases on our SQL Server 2008R2 (Standard Edition) server, with one or two more being created every month. The server itself is a fairly well spec'd box ...
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Will FILLFACTOR = 99 slow down my SQL Server?

I have read this today: Closely related to index rebuilding is the fillfactor. When you create a new index, or rebuild an existing index, you can specify a fillfactor, which is the amount the ...
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When a previously-fast SQL query starts running slow, where do I look to find the source of the issue?

Background I have a query running against SQL Server 2008 R2 that joins and/or left-joins about 12 different "tables". The database is fairly large with many tables over 50 million rows and about 300 ...
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View permission to SQL Server logs on SSMS GUI

I would like to give a user see SQL Server logs from GUI, not through xp_readerrorlog. I was just wondering if this was possible? Thank you.
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Migration script fires 'The data definition language (DDL) command cannot be executed at the Subscriber'

Yesterday I had run a migration script, produced by Visual Studio 2008 schema compare option, on a SQL Server 2008 database. It had run correctly. But today, when I executed the same script, it threw ...
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How can I help SQL Server recognize my indexed view column is NOT NULL-able?

I have the following indexed view defined in SQL Server 2008 (you can download a working schema from gist for testing purposes): CREATE VIEW dbo.balances WITH SCHEMABINDING AS SELECT user_id ...
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What happens if an index build is cut half way through?

Today I ran a create NC index but stopped the execution after running for 1 hour 46 minutes. The main reason being I started to get worried about the disk space getting lower. It consumed roughly 10 ...
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Restore Database with Multiple Restore commands

For automation, I have to dynamically construct the restore commands and thus I have created a script. A .bak file is created on a remote server and I receive it daily. The script builds the restore ...
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How do I backup/restore database encryption key in order to restore on new server

I am currently in the process of restoring a TDE encrypted database to another instance. I have backed up master key and certificate, and have restored them to the new server fine, but I am still ...
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about latest row in sql server

I have table like id name When I inserted new row after that, I want to know which is the latest record in my table .. How to write a query for this ? I don't want to use any primary key or ...
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SUSPECT in mdf files

When I run ALTER DATABASE EMS102013 SET SINGLE_USER; DBCC CHECKDB (EMS102013) WITH NO_INFOMSGS, ALL_ERRORMSGS shows message Msg 8921, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Check terminated. A failure was ...
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Full text catalog missing a keyword

We have a full text catalog on one of our databases but one keyword does not work. e.g: select * from table where name = 'jon' -- result set returns as expected select * from table where ...
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Return rows one at a time from variable table

I have a database which contains job numbers, each job has a list of invoices and a list of journals. Its an IRQ request accounting system. In order to see which jobs have a zero balance I'm ...
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Domain group as single login, but still many different database users?

We want to use Windows Authentification on SQL Server 2008 within Active Directory. Is it possible to use an AD Group as a LOGIN to the server, but then to map the actual AD USER to a database user? ...
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Difference in space used

When reviewing the space used by datafiles in SQL Server, there is a large difference betweens what SQL reports and Windows. How can this be explained?
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sql server license

I look for an instance of sql server but I dont know what kind of license I need or how many user(?) my situation : I have 15 (can going to 100) user. we will have some apps that will use the db ...
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Validate each parent intermediary is also a parent to itself

I want to validate where each parent intermediary is also a parent to itself. So this query should return invalid parents in SELECT if table has any. I need to do is first of all get all parents ...
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A query that lists all mapped users for a given login

When looking at the properties of a particular login, it's possible to see a list of users mapped to that login: I profiled SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and I see that SSMS connects to every ...
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The column order of composite clustered primary key on a partitioned table? [closed]

I have the following table. create table T (K1 date, K2 int, ....) on partitionScheme(K1) The table will be partitioned by K1 (K1 has low selective. the data will be appended in the order by K1). ...
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Is there anything wrong with creating a very large log file?

I've been given the task of finding out why our server is slow. First of all I did not set this server up. Is there anything wrong with setting the initial log file size to 70GB? That's what ours is ...