This tag is for SQL Server 2012, major build version 11.00.xxxx.

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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...
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Will reindexing use the empty space or just grow table?

I have a table which is 170 GB and it has 98 GB of free/empty space. The free space was created by a massive deletion. If I run DBCC REINDEX or ALTER INDEX REBUILD, will the index use that free space ...
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Mirror / replicate only 1 table of a database

I need a good way to replicate a single table in SQL Server 2012 between different servers and different databases. I tried replica which works just fine, but there might be a much better / easier way ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express installation failed

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 Express on a computer with Windows Server 2012 Foundation, I must recall that this is an Active Directory domain controller but I cannot install the server on ...
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Work queue with complex select and long processing: Ensuring concurrency

I have a queue table from which worker processes claim records, one at a time. It is crucial that no two workers claim same item to process. Normally this kind of thing is done with select top (1) ...
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CLR Assemblies and SQL Server Availability Groups

I have a SQL 2012 Availability group. On that I also have a database with a .Net assembly that is using PERMISSION_SET = UNSAFE. CREATE ASSEMBLY drawing FROM ...
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“No row was updated error” in SQL 2012 - worked fine in SQL 2005 and 2008 [closed]

I have a database in SQL Server 2005. We are currently looking at upgrading to SQL Server 2012. I installed SQL Server 2012 in a test environment (Windows Server 2012 virtual machine). Backed up ...
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After Restore Log_reuse_wait_desc of Replication

I'm wondering if anybody has ran into this issue before and has any suggestions on what's causing it/how to fix it. We are restoring a database into lower Dev environments and after the restore the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Exclude a value

I'm teaching myself SQL, and I ran into a scenario that I cannot seem to solve. Please any help. I have a table called tblRecord with a column called BuyerID, in this case there are two BuyerIDS, and ...
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Overwrite TEST db results in PROD db changing to “restoring” state - SQL Server 2012

Using Studio, I've backed up a database from a SQL Server 2008R2 machine that we intend to move to a SQL Server 2012 cluster. The data is from a database that I will call PROD. Using the backup from ...
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Using Left or substring with wildcard in SQL

I am looking to retrieve information from a field, but am having troubles getting exactly what I want. The information I want has no set order and I am also looking for two different things. Here is ...
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Installing SQL Server 2012 Express fails with error “ Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.”

I'm attempting to install SQL Server Express 2012 w/ SP1 x64 on Windows 7 SP1 x64. This machine has previously had SQL Server Express 2012 installed. This instance was upgraded to SQL Server 2012 ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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Combining data from multiple rows

I am relatively new when working with queries so let me apologize in advance. This is a MS 2012 Server that I will be working with. This data has been brought into a staging table through a nightly ...
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Removing secondary replica from SQL Availability Group causes large log file

Due to an unforeseen hardware error, I had to take our secondary replicas down for maintenance. This was really due to a storage issue and, it was decided at a higher level, to purchase a new storage ...
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Converting old SQL Server outer join syntax

I'm a Power Builder (PB) developer. I've migrated PB from 10 .5 to 12.5, and now I need to migrate the stored procedures from SQL Server 2005 to 2012 as well. I get a invalid expression error when I ...
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Count the nodes in a binary tree structure

I need to count the left and right nodes in a binary tree structure (output grouped by joiningDate), given a particular starting node parent id (pid). The tree is stored in the table shown below: ...
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SQL Server performance is slow when migrated from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014

We are trying to migrate from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 on Windows 2012 R2 OS. After the upgrade, we are doing performance testing and observed huge difference in running a simple query from ...
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DB2 Linked Server on SQL Server 2012 - Grant Access to Users

I have a linked server on SQL Server 2012 instance pointing to a DB2 database and I have Sys Admin access to that instance. I am unable to test connection to that DB2OLEDB database as I get below ...
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SQL Server 2012 memory consumption outside the buffer pool

I've got an instance of SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Edition consuming ~20GB of memory higher than the max. memory limit. The instance is limited to 65GB but the physical memory in use from the ...
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Managing logins with Availabilty Groups

I have created a user on my primary node that has access to all of the databases in Availability Group AG1. How do I ensure that same user has the same rights on all the other replicas in AG1? ...
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Change Root Directory on server properties page in SQL Server 2014 SSMS

We did in inplace upgrade from SQL 2012 to SQL 2014 (I know it wasn't the best choice, and it won't happen again, so no need to beat that horse). I have both the MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER and ...
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Show the error message, after I accidentally clicked “Yes” on “don't show error again”

I was trying to alter an existing Maintenance Plan, but received an error on doing so. Before actually reading it I clicked it away, too late realizing that the text said "Do you wish to hide this ...
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SQL Server 2012: Security_error_ring_buffer_recorded: ImpersonateSecurityContext

a couple servers I manage are recording a lot of events in the system_health XE session. security_error_ring_buffer_recorded api_name ImpersonateSecurityContext calling_api_name ...
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Why is my Target Server Memory slightly higher than my Total Server Memory?

I'm doing a performance test on a high traffic (16000+ users, estimated 1000+ concurrent at peak) Microsoft Dynamics database. The server has gone on line a few months ago, and I'm doing some tests to ...
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Why does fn_my_permissions return empty rowset? [closed]

If I run this query: select * From fn_my_permissions(NULL, 'SERVER') This is what I'm getting: entity_name subentity_name permission_name ------------- --------------- ...
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SMSS will start for one user, but not another?

We have a SQL Server 2012 and SMSS 2012 installed. The C:\ recently ran out of space due to a misconfiguration, and now we have 1 user who cannot start SMSS they receive the error: "Cannot find one ...
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How to make SSMS upper case keywords

I recently started using Management Studio 2012. When using MySQL Workbench, a handy feature was that I could stay all in lower case and any reserved word (like SELECT, INSERT) would convert to upper ...
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Converting Tables to Ansi Padding On

I am currently working with a SQL Server 2008 R2 Server and a database which uses a lot of tables that are a mixed bag of ANSI_PADDED Settings. 90% of the tables have Columns with Ansi Padding on AND ...
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Error while running SSIS Package job in SSMS

Error while running SSIS Package job in SSMS Hi! A SSIS package named "My_Package" has been scheduled as a job in SSMS to be executed daily at 5:00 AM daily. SQL Server Version : Microsoft SQL ...
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Windows SQL Server Express 2012 and LDAP external server integration

I have a new installation of Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server Express 2012 with the management tools. I'm planning to create there a simple synchronization that will make queries twice per day to ...
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SQL Server After Insert trigger does not perform actions

I have a problem with 2 After Insert triggers and 1 Instead Of Insert trigger. The After Insert triggers should perform some actions but that actions are not fired. When the Instead Of trigger ...
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SMO Not Scripting DB Objects

I have a PowerShell function included in the allusersallhost profile. It is basically scripting linked servers. When I execute the function from a PowerShell session, it scripts the linked server ...
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SQL Server Configuration Manager 2012 - unable to set IP All = No

I have a 4-node SQL Server 2012 SP1 cluster, and under Network Configuration -> TCP/IP -> Protocol (tab), I am able to switch Listen All from Yes to No. However, when I hit OK (or Apply), I get the ...
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SQL Azure Migration Wizard - Duplicate Primary Key

Just did a test at migrating a 120gb database onto RDS using SQL Azure Migration Wizard Because we can't afford any downtime for "just" a test we ran the tool on the live database (meaning data was ...
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SQL query is in “Execution” status and it keeps on running

I try to run a simple query in SQL 2102 select count(*) from cab_details , but it keeps on executing. If i restart the sql service , the result is shown in just one second. (Count is around 250,000 - ...
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Configure RAM for SQL Server and NUMA

Accidental DB admin here. Question: Would you still manually limit max RAM for SQL Server even though the sole purpose of that server is to serve SQL Server database engine only? I have Microsoft ...
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Run SQL Server agent job in a particular resource governor pool

I read Considerations for Writing a Classifier Function on MSDN. The only way I see possible is to create a separate user account for each resource governor pool and to classify sessions based on that ...
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Distributor latency - slow sp_MSget_repl_commands performance

One of our publishers is subscribed to by three subscribers, each subscriber is hosted on its own physical server. Two of those subscribers are 2008R2 and the third 2012. The 2012 subscriber is ...
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SSIS Package Validation Error when Executed From Windows Task Scheduler

I have deployed my SSIS package using the project deployment model to the SSIS catalog and experience a strange validation error when I try to execute the package. I believe this is due to a ...
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Converting a VARCHAR to VARBINARY

I've been keeping a log of expensive running queries, along with their query plans, in a table to allow us to monitor trends in performance and identify areas that need optimising. However, it's come ...
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Looping through values stripping 1 character at a time

I want to loop through values and strip 1 character at a time from the values and display the result. So if I have a table with values: ID ___ 34679 13390 89906 I want the result to look like this ...
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Creating index for large table is taking forever

I am trying to create Index for a large table with row count of 496,000,000 and the database is on SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition. I know how to create index but its taking forever and would like ...
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Feature of database-level audit in SQL Server 2012 Express edition

Like in SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition, can we have database-level audit in SQL Server 2012 Express edition? Can we have Audit Folder in Security Tab?
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How to configure SSRS (SQL Server 2012) to run on a different instance, but same server as SharePoint

I have an instance of SQL Server 2012 running on Windows 2008R2 along side another instance of SQL Server 2012 that is running SharePoint (I think it is SharePoint 2010). When I try to access the ...
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How to terminate a suspended SQL Server transaction waiting for IO_COMPLETION?

We have a transaction that has been running for more than 5 hours. We are running out of disk space. The session has been killed but it is still waiting for IO_COMPLETION. Actually the wait_type just ...
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SQL Server 2012 - SA account probe

On one of my servers (Win 2012 R2), SQL Server 2012 is constantly under attack with the SA account being hit like 10 times per second with different passwords. I don't have an SA account but still I ...
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How to changes or update local server connection in Maintenance plan job

Two days back our client changed one of our Dev Server name After Server Renamed, All my maintenance jobs and other jobs are failing because server name mismatch. We are using sql server 2012 ...
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Hard Limit to SQL Server 2012 Memory Usage [duplicate]

It seems that even in SQL Server 2012, the maximum memory usage settings is not a hard limit. I've read some SQLOS Team blogs about this, and those as well as several MSDN articles seem to state that ...
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Multi-server administration - force poll on target fails, server needs to be registered locally without FQDN

I'm experimenting with multi=server administration on my SQL lab. Running SQL 2012 Enterprise SP1 on Windows 2008 R2 on a domain. I've created a domain account for my sql server agent user on each ...