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

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why changing SQL data types from nvarchar(50) to smaller rational types reduce bigger table in this scenario

in my case i want to understand why changing varchar(50) types to optimized smaller types caused the table containing 61065164 rows to grow from 3.1 GB to 4.46 GB and not get smaller as expected. ...
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Cannot install SQL Server 2012

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 Standard and got this message: SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: The resource ...
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What could cause the built-in NT Service\SQLAgent$ identity to be unable to connect

Something has happened, I don't know what, which has caused our nightly scheduled (maintenance plan) backups to begin failing. They were working, but then, started to fail. The error is shown below. ...
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What effect will reducing the size of a varchar column have on the database file?

We have a number of tables in our database that have VARCHAR(MAX) columns where a VARCHAR(500) (or something much smaller than max) will suffice. Naturally I want to clean these up, and get the sizes ...
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SSMS IntelliSense doesn't work on particular database

I have SSMS 2014 installed on my desktop, and many 2012 and 2014 databases running in our data center, so far I found one database (database A) doesn't have IntelliSense working, e.g. typing: SELECT ...
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Copy of a database with an existing database with schema and data in sql server

I have two databases one is having master kind of tables and other will have transaction data. I should create a new database with a structure of an existing database to my clients. Here is the ...
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Fencing a failed application node to isolate it from SQL Server

I have a multi-node server application that is backed by SQL Server 2012, often in a clustered or AlwaysOn AG/FCI HA configuration. My application monitors the health of the application nodes (not the ...
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SQL Server 2012 stored procedure runs very slow sometimes

I have a stored procedure with a single large query which takes an ID as a parameter and returns some counts. It has quite a few inner joins and left outer joins but they are all on indexes. The ...
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SQL Server 2012: query to see queries that are consuming more resources [duplicate]

I'm trying to find/build a query to show me those queries that are consuming more resources in SQL Server so that I can optimize them or at least have a statistical idea of what is really happening. ...
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Migrate sharepoint database from SQL Server 2012 express to SQL Server 2012 Standard

My sharepoint is using SQL Server 2012 R2 Express as a database Server, and I already have reached the limit of space (10GB). In the other hand I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard with proper license. ...
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How to monitor sql server 2012 temp db 24/7? [on hold]

Temp db growth is one of the major issue which i'm facing on sql server 2012 . Can any one suggest how could we identifies which queries are hitting temp db and how much space it is utilizing on the ...
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Incorrect unit allocation size. error comes when Tuning the Database

Here I am Using the SQL IDERA tool for checking the Index and performance of the Database, then i found below error, can any one tell what is it talking about. Incorrect unit allocation size. ...
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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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Syncing Uncontained Objects with AlwaysOn Availability Groups

In setting up our HA environment (AlwaysOn AG), I came across the add-in ssms_2012_ag_addin_setup.exe that I got from SQLSkills. ...
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finding out the Backup set physical name

I created a maintenance plan to back up two user databases and system databases over a month ago. I queried the msdb database to view the size of the backups using the following query. SELECT ...
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Updating large table (~6.5 million rows) & indexes

I'm trying to update a table with about 6.5 million rows in a reasonable amount of time, but I'm having some issues. We're adding a new column to an existing table and then setting a value for all ...
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can exec permissions be granted to a role in SQL Server 2008 / 2012

Can exec permissions (e.g. on a SP) be granted to a role in SQL Server 2008, so that all role members then have the permission; and if the 2008 database were backed up and restored into SQL Server ...
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How to configure an instance to listen on port 1433 to allow remote connection

Trying to connect using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on a Windows 8.1 Client computer from outside the cluster's domain. Cluster is a two node Virtual Cluster made from Windows Server 2012 R2. ...
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Server 2012 Linked Server From An Instance

I have 3 SQL Server 2012 Instances, 2 on SiteA on the same server SiteAServer. I have 1 on SiteB on server SiteBServer. SiteADefaultInstance, SiteASecondInstance SiteBDefaultInstance ...
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How to properly increment an int identity in SQL Server if the Identity Increment isn't set?

When I use SQL Server with an int based identity column, I always use the auto increment. But I'm needing to insert into an existing table that doesn't have the property set, and I'm wondering what ...
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Is inserting multiple queries takes same time as that of single query?

I have a requirement where I have to insert a lots of rows.For inserting we use like this insert into emp(name,age) values('abc',12); This will insert only one row.For inserting multiple rows we ...
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SQL Server Create Access Denied even after adding MSSQLSERVER user permissions

I am aware that SQL Server instances need write access not for my user account (which is in fact irrelevant to that service's context) but for the user account or security principal under which the ...
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Debugging Remote Connection Failure of SQL Server 2012 [on hold]

I am running SQL server 2012 web edition on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have followed all these steps http://blog.citrix24.com/configure-sql-express-to-accept-remote-connections/. But still unable to ...
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Report Builder cannot publish to report server

This is currently in a cloud lab environment. We're not allowed to join any AD domains. We have a linux server (RHEL 6) running MySQL 5.3 and a Windows SQL Server 2012 on Win 2k8 R2. Our laptop is ...
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Are some these indexes redundant?

Let's say I have a table of 4 columns: A, B, C, D. A primary key is on A, B, C. Index1: is A, D, B, C in that order Index2: A, B, C, D in that order and the primary key index: A, B, C There are ...
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SQL Profiler - Insert values?

I setup an SQL profiler to run, but I am not seeing any values for updates/inserts. Is there a way to see them? All I see is stuff like this: insert into some_tbl(id, col1, col2, col3) values ( @P0 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Can't log in with machine account

We're migrating an IIS/SQL Server site from 2008 to 2012, and I'm having a problem with authentication. We use Windows Authentication to authenticate as DOMAIN\COMPUTER$, but this isn't working, ...
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SSMS (2012) limit # of characters on editor window line

Is there a way to enforce a hard limit on the number of characters allowed on a line in the SSMS editor window? I have searched, but am unable to find an option to set this. I'd like to force the ...
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SSMS login fail to Linked Server

i have one server with SQL server 2012 standard on cloud environment and one linked server with sql express on remote location connected with VPN , im using transactional replication every time when ...
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Update SQL Server .net version

I have used this article to detect the latest install .net version and here is the result: Its .net 4.0 and I want to know if the SQL Server is using the latest installed version? I want to ...
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io_stall question

I just installed SQL Server on new hardware and ran a test script to show io_stall information by file. Nothing else has been loaded yet, just a fresh install of SQL Server 2012. Why are the ...
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Linked Servers security context and transaction logging

I have many large logging tables that are populating with data constantly. The information is rarely or never read and I want to move them out of the database. So, the idea is to: create linked ...
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How to identify where a package execution has spent most of the time?

Team BI has a package deployed as a project on SQL Server 2012. How can I find how long a package takes to run on a daily basis, and where it has spent most of the time? I know that the ...
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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 ...
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Performing a huge amount of individual INSERTs occasionally causes a lag that triggers the timeout

I have some code that is using entity framework to perform a large number of INSERTs in succession. SQL profiler shows a SELECT, then another SELECT, then an INSERT for each one due to it having to ...
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Replication with FileStream

I need to setup database replication (for high availability) on a database that uses FileStream. This is on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, so Always On or Peer-to-Peer replication is not an option. ...
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migrating legacy databases from SQL Server 2000 via SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012: users and logins

I have some legacy SQL Server 2000 databases to migrate to SQL Server 2012. In my dry run, I have done this: I created empty databases of the same names in SQL Server 2008. Then I backed up the SQL ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 Very Slow to Consume Memory

I have a bit of a conundrum. I recently upgraded a ~20gb database from Window Server 2008 R2 || SQL Server 2008 R2 to Window Server 2012 || SQL Server 2012. The previous server had 32gb of memory, ...
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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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Auditing Specifications for SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

I work for the State of California. I am working on a project setting up a Data Warehouse sharing data between 3 state agencies. The Data Warehouse will be encrypted. I would like to know what are the ...
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Is It Safe to Remove Local Service Accounts?

I have changed my SQL Server services to use domain service account. The server still has NT Service\MSSQL$INSTANCENAME and NT Service\SQLAgent$INSTANCENAME listed under Security\Logins. They each ...
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Recover data in a SQL Server table without backups [duplicate]

We are having a database without backup to restore. (we didn’t keep backups as client not having enough space in his SQL Server 2012). Unfortunately some data has been lost and we need to recover ...
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Why creating the missing index still shows it in the missing index dmv?

I followed the steps in this blog post to create the missing index and to clear it from the missing index dmv after running a select statement which uses the indicated column in the where clause and ...
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Auditing SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I work for the State of California. I am working on a project setting up a Data Warehouse sharing data between 3 state agencies. The Data Warehouse will be encrypted. I would like to know what are the ...
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How to allow connections to SQL Server with 2 differents ip

I have a small issue here: I have a SQL Server instance 2012 (let's call it INSTANCE) on a cluster. I also have 2 network interfaces for this instance: SQLINSTANCE.my.metwork ...
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Does SQL Server require SSLv3?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server running SQL 2012 Express RTM (11.0.2100.60). All three protocols (shared memory, named pipes, TCP/IP) are enabled for the server and both 32-bit and 64-bit clients. ...
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How to migrate data of to another sql server

Good day, I have a database running on a virtual machine hosted at our ISP. It is a fairly large database which has about 5GB of data inserted into it every day (network logs). It is partitioned ...
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How should I (re) index the table while keeping the transaction log small?

I have a 170 GB table in a database. It has 70% fragmentation on its index (index has multiple columns in it). The last time I tried DBCC REINDEX the transaction log blew up in the hundreds of GBs. ...
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Understanding two NICs requirement for SQL fail over cluster

I am trying to make an SQL Server 2013 fail over cluster. I have two DB machines. I understand that both machines need 2 NICs each. In my organization the IP scheme assigned is something like ...