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How to audit all activity for a Windows Group in SQL Server 2012/2014?

I have a Windows Group called (say) MYDOMAIN\MyDBATeam. This AD group has all the AD accounts for the DBA team. I have auditing set up using server-side traces at the moment and want to move away from ...
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Putting a condition related to a table in JOIN is better?

I have seen this a lot that people are putting table related condition on JOIN clause. See this example, SELECT i.Name FROM sys.TABLES AS tbl INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i ON (i.index_id > 0 ...
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A clarification of MERGE best practices

I just wanted to ask a clarification about something on the MSDN from the "Optimizing MERGE Statement Performance" page. I am working with a data warehouse that takes in records from many different ...
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SQL Server 2012 High availability Groups for OLTP and Reporting environments

I would like to seek your advice in designing a high availability architecture at my current work place. We are moving to SQL Server 2012 platform and we currently have a set of OLTP databases ...
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How can I automatically have a node become primary in an Availability Group?

In my environment, I have Db01 and Db02 setup with SQL 2012 AlwaysOn. Db01 is the preferred master as that is where all of the backup jobs reside. Typically, the only time that Db01 is unavailable is ...
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TFS 2010 and SSMS2012

i was trying to use TFS 2010 in SSMS 2012 and, even if i installed Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 2012 64-bit and Visual Studio 2010 Team Explorer, there's no way to see TFS under the Current ...
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Efficient way to Add NON-CLUSTERED Index?

I have the following table, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Products]( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [RetailerID] [int] NOT NULL, [Name] [nvarchar](255) NOT NULL, [Price] [float] NULL, ...
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Rebuild Index in system database

I use SQL Server and have multiple indexes in system database whit index fragmentation 30% or more. I don't know that SQL server manage system database index automatically or I want to manage them. ...
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SQL Server performance: PREEMPTIVE_OS_DELETESECURITYCONTEXT dominant wait type

I received a call yesterday from a customer who was complaining about high CPU usage on their SQL Server. We're using SQL Server 2012 64 bit SE. Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, 2.20 ...
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Freeing Unused Space SQL Server Table

I have a table in SQL Server Express with a lot of unused space. I need to free up space in the database. | NAME | ROWS | RESERVED | DATA | INDEX_SIZE | UNUSED | ...
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How does the Distributor know you have seeded/initialized your Subscriber using a backup?

Im building my first transactional replication database for our Sharepoint team. The Publisher database is fairly large 330GB+ Because the Publisher database is in a different data center than the ...
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Support to SQL Server 2000 from Visual Studio 2013(SQL Server 2012)?

I can't access to a database created by SQL Server 2000 from Visual Studio 2013, I asked this before in StackOverflow, but I don't get an useful answer: ...
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Merge replication parameterised filters

We are looking at using merge replication to maintain a 2-way data flow between a central SQL Server 2012 Standard database and, eventually, 100's of international satellite SQL Express 2012 ...
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How can I enable distributed transactions for a linked server?

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance with a linked server pointing to a db2 database on an IBM Iseries system using the System i Access ODBC Driver. I'm trying to enable distributed transactions. I ...
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How to create a read-only server role on SQL Server 2012?

I am granting the "View any database" permission when creating a new server role, but realized this permission only allows the user to view the system databases. I am trying to create a server role ...
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Estimated vs Actual Number of Rows

I have 5 tables that contain data split by quarter each table has a similar structure to the following: ID_Column bigint PK, EventType int, DateStamp datetime PK CustomerId int, ARG_1 nvarchar(32), ...
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Is indexing binary?

The scenario: When a user updates some information - the correct row must be found and updated. I'm debating between two options: Let the server search through all of the rows (-slow). But be ...
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How to connect once for all queries in SQL Server Management Studio?

SSMS asks me to connect for every query in my project. Is there a way to connect only once per connection for all of the queries using it in my project? The answers below (March 2014) don't answer ...
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Lock CREATE TABLE

In another application I was struck by bad design: multiple threads execute an EnsureDatabaseSchemaExists() method concurrently, which looks basically like this: IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM ...
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SQL Server 2012 Not matching Join Query

I have to generate a query output for not matching records. Assuming that i have two tables Table1 and Table2. Both Tables have the columns as DrugName. No Id column. Just the value column. I ...
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Fastest mechanism to move data between tables in SQL server

We are building a data warehouse. For some of our target tables, the only way to manage the process correctly is to re-transform all the data every time something changes. Currently we do this using ...
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SQL Server Date Conversion

On applying the where condition : WHERE DateFilled BETWEEN '02/01/2014' AND '02/28/2014' My syntax is not detecting the values which are filled on 02/28/2014. If I write the syntax as WHERE ...
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SQL Server generate self-signed SSL certs performance concern?

Read this msdn article and doesn't seem to say if it keeps using the same self-signed cert after one is automatically generated. If SQL Server generates a new SSL cert upon every connection (anyone ...
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Update only the oldest entry in a table with foreign key criteria

I'm working on a forum website. What I am trying to do is updating the thread Title and Content (first post), which resides in different tables - "Threads" and "Posts". "Threads" "Posts" I'm ...
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SQL Server Memory Issues

We have a SQL server that appears to be leaking memory. Memory consumption linearly increases over time until the server is completely out of memory, causing major performance issues. The SQL server ...
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Can not ping Always On listener from outside primary node

I just setup SQL Server 2012 (on Windows Server 2012) Always On feature and have a problem with connecting to SQL Server Listener from non-primary node (it works from primary node though). Here is ...
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SQL Server: multiple failover cluster instances with disjoint storage

This is for SQL Server 2012. I currently have two datacenters that have separate SANs. I'm using failover cluster instances (FCIs) for server redundancy, and then AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AGs) ...
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Frequent Delete & Insert, impact on performance

In my application, we have very few updates. Most of the data gets deleted and inserted. My question is, how this will impact the performance? We are using SQL Server 2012. Table statistics (will ...
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why stored procedure performance is very high compared to plain select query

I have a table with more than 2 million rows, with needed indexes. When I run a simple query it takes so much time so I decide to stop executing it; while when I wrap the query in a stored procedure, ...
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How to view an encrypted view or stored procedure

I am working on a third party database. When I try to view the definition of a view by right clicking, CREATE TO and then to NEW QUERY EDIT WINDOW, I am getting an error: This property may not ...
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One of the Database Ownerhas been Removed and corresponding property changes in sql server

A database has been created on SQL 2008 by a user named user1 ,on dec 2013.Today ,we are going to remove that user(/owner) from the server.What will be the owner property of the database show then?
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Disabling SET Statements / Forcing SET Options in SQL Server 2008R2/2012 [duplicate]

I am currently working with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database which uses the following SET commands frequently: SET ANSI_NULLS { ON | OFF } SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER { ON | OFF } SET ANSI_PADDING { ON | OFF ...
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Recommendations for a SQL Server 2014 Database Administrators Course [closed]

I am after some personal recommendations for a SQL Server 2012 Database Administrators Course with exams. Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL ...
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How to script data in deterministic order

When I script data in my database in SSMS Tasks->Generate Scripts and then select data-only it turns out that the insert statements are generated in different order each time when even a smallest ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard server with 50 instances won't uninstall instances

I suspect this is an issue because we hit the 50 instance max limit of SQL Server. At the limit it won't install more instances, naturally. However, it seems it won't UNinstall them either. That's ...
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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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If user owns a database fixed role are they the admin of the role?

I have SQL Server 2012. When I create a user in "Owned schemas" screen one of the option is fixed database role. If I own a fixed database role: What permissions am I granted? I am the admin of ...
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Why are zero length spaces being returned from a Union All against an empty table in SQL Server 2005 but not SQL Server 2012

Supporting an existing VB6 app with a SQL Server 2005 back end and we're migrating our database server to SQL Server 2012. Created a backup of the production database and restored it into a dev ...
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SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm. When setting up the subscription ...
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Significant PLE Drop

This morning at 4am we experienced a huge drop in Page Life Expectancy on a new sql server 2012 box. No jobs (backup etc) ran at this time and traffic was very light compared to say 20:00. Current ...
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Capture very expensive queries

I have an Sql servers of 2008/2012. Some users run very expensive queries, such as updating 1G rows in one transaction or cross join several very big tables, and it causes the server no response from ...
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With SQL transactional replication, does changing user permissions to a table trigger a new snapshot?

I was hoping to get some help with a SQL Server 2012 transactional replication scenario - or maybe just my understanding of where permissions are stored in SQL server. If I change a users permissions ...
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Restrict update on certain columns. Only allow stored procedure to update those columns

I have sensitive price columns that I would like to have updated only through a stored procedure. I would like all code or manual attempts to alter values in these price columns to fail if it is not ...
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SQL Server Configuration Manager 2012 - TCP/IP, 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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Running total to the previous row

I need some help with windowing functions. I know you can calculate the sum within a window and the running total within a window. But is it possible to calculate the previous running total i.e. the ...
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What is the fastest way to insert large numbers of rows?

I have a database where I load files into a staging table, from this staging table i have 1-2 joins to resolve some foreign keys and then insert this rows into the final table (which has one partition ...
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indexing on multiple nvarchar(max) columns

I have multiple nvarchar(max) columns in my DB named ShipperName,ConsigneeName, ProdDesc,BillOFLading. What I need to do is to have UNIQUE INDEX for the combination of these columns. As I am failed ...
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Handling time zones in data mart/warehouse

We are starting to design the building blocks of a data mart/warehouse and we need to be able to support all time zones (our clients are from all over the world). From reading discussions online (and ...
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Re-run a specific actual query plan

I have captured an actual query plan for a specific query. After this I've changed a few things around (including updating the statistics) and re-ran that specific query. Now the actual query plan ...
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Tempdb data file disappearing

I recently moved my Temp database files onto a separate drive (I had two data files and one log file). However, after restarting the server, my second data file disappeared both from the file list on ...