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Can I change the default settings for SQL Server Replication

Is there a way to change the default setting in SQL Server replication? Example when I create an new article I want to have the create Non-Cluster set to true all the time.
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How to figure out what a DTSRun command is doing

I have taken over a SQL 2000 database. I am trying to figure out what a job is doing. Its command is: DTSRun /~....a big hex string.... I have tried to run: DTSRun /~....a big hex string.... /!Y ...
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How do I move SQL Server database files?

I have a database and want to move the .mdf and .ldf files to another location. But I do not want to stop the MSSQLSERVER service, and I do not want to export to another server. How can I do this?
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How to optimize NOT IN statement

Why does NOT IN performs INDEX SCAN instead of INDEX SEEK? Here's my current index on the table, CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [idx_dmcasarms_CourseList_cDesc] ON [dbo].[courselist] ( [c_desc] ...
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Is there a quantitative method to follow to determine FILLFACTOR for NONCLUSTERED INDEXes?

I've read different ideas to set FILLFACTOR and then monitor fragmentation over time (#1: 5 Things About Fillfactor, #2: Database Maintenance Best Practices Part II – Setting FILLFACTOR). Instead of ...
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Is database partitioning for performance reasons meaningful in a virtualized environment?

When running SQL server on physical hardware, placing database data and log files on separate disks or RAID arrays can benefit performance, resilience, and maintenance. Partitioning the database over ...
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Sql Server Agent fails to run batch from desktop

I’m using SQL Server 2008 and running a batch file from SQL Server Agent. The batch file is located in my desktop. When I try to run the job I get an error: “access is denied.” The batch file runs ...
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DTUTIL performance slower in SQL Server 2012?

We've noticed that since deploying Windows 2012/SQL Server 2012, the performance of DTUTIL has decreased. DTUTIL.exe consumes 50% on each of 2 cores on an 8 GB VM. The same syntax against Win 2008 ...
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Is it possible to configure Reporting Services to emit browser compatibility headers?

We have a dashboard that hosts some Reporting Services (2008) reports within frames. The dashboard runs in the browser's standards compliance mode, but this is causing some of the reporting services ...
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Limit CPU usage without Resource Governor

We have an SQL Server 2008R2 Standard Edition with several databases belonging to different applications on a 16 core server. One recently introduced application is regularly executing expensive ...
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Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

I have a SQL job that runs via SQL Server Agent (Running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise). The last step of the job is to run an application located on a network share. Unfortunately I don't know the name ...
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How to create implicit select statements

I need to create an implicit select statement for each table with all of its coluns - i.e. SELECT COL1, COL2, COL3 FROM TABLE1 instead of SELECT * FROM TABLE1. There are too many tables to use the ...
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Data Sync between servers with different schema in SQL Server [closed]

I have two servers 2008 R2 and 2005. The e-commerce site has been running with 2005 Server. I have migrated 2005 server data with modified data schema to 2008 R2 from yesterday's date of data. My ...
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Adding the domain account to a security group on the SQL Server computer that has sufficient privileges to log on as a service

After reading this article, http://www.red-gate.com/supportcenter/content/knowledgebase/SQL_Backup/KB200710000173 I have some problems configuring point 2) and 3): 2) Create a SQL Server login that ...
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Query that only uses index takes long time to execute [closed]

I have a table with ~69,000 rows. I have this very simple query: -- SET STATISTICS TIME ON SELECT ID, FirstName, LastName FROM Customers -- SQL Server Execution Times: CPU time = 31 ms, elapsed time ...
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Log sizes unexpectedly large: log_reuse_wait_desc == “log_backup”

I've been reading posts and manuals all day, I need help. My problem: transaction log sizes after data and transaction log backups will not shrink, and grew to be unexpectedly large. The system is ...
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SQL Server compact- Query that return 2 constant columns even if query didn't return data

Please look at the following simple query: Select CustomerID From Customers c Where c.CustomerId = "1234" I want to write similar query that does the following: Always return 2 columns with ...
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net start sql service with startup option

From this article, I know to that slash (/) is used instead of a hyphen (-) when a net start is used with startup option, net start mssqlserver /m But if I want to have to use with startup option ...
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SQL Server replication - set PollingInterval in sp_addmergepushsubscription_agent

I am trying to create replication subscriptions to and SQL Server 2008 R2 via a script. There are 3 subscribers so this script creates the subscriptions by calling sp_addmergesubscription and then ...
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Create table from stored procedure result

I am new to this field if you can please tell me if it is possible to do this it will be very help full. I have SQL Server 2008 R2. What I want to do is from my table I want to take first row and ...
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Primary Key Constraint Violation in SSIS with Quotation Mark [closed]

Using SSIS Data Flow Task to transfer records from table in 1 SQL Server database to an IDENTICAL table in another SQL Server (2012) and getting "Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'FLG_APVN_KEY_0'. ...
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Advisability of using STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE

I've recently become involved in maintaining a set of databases with some interesting index problems. One of the ones that aggravates me the most is the differences in the indexes between ...
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Problem with Database for survey Questionnaires

Bellow I am showing a sample survey question for woman. I need your help to creating a Database. Description: Top part of the survey Questions are Project Code, Name... etc which is ...
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Nonclustered Index still doing index scan

I have this simple query. SELECT a.RecordID SubmissionID, a.[DateSubmitted], a.[FinalAction], a.[FinalActionReason], a.[FinalActionDate], b.GradeSubmissionListID, b.[Action], ...
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What ports does SQL Server need to communicate with a web server?

If I have a web server trying to communicate to a SQL Server through a firewall, and the firewall is completely closed both ways (inbound AND outbound), I know I have to open port 1433 from the web ...
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Mirroring vs. Log Shipping

The software company I work for is planning to migrating our infrastructure into the cloud. Our current focus is to find the best database replication method. Current Servers: SQL Server 2008 SE - ...
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What Type of Join to Use in this Search?

I have the following query that is bound to a datagrid: select distinct a.Person_ID, a.Person_Last_Name, a.Person_DOB, CASE WHEN ...
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SQL Azure not using available memory

We are using SQL Azure Premium P1 which comes with 8GB ram and 150 IOPS. For a couple of hours, we have been seeing timeouts on SQL queries (even fairly simple queries take time). In logs for SQL ...
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Alert doesn't work?

I've created an alert for long run queries. However, the history is always empty even I set the value to 1(second). The following is the generated script. Is there anything wrong? /****** Object: ...
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Can a single SQL Server instance issue the same SYSDATETIME twice?

I am contemplating using a datetime2(7) as a clustered index. If I were to always populate that column using SYSDATETIME is it possible for the same instance to issue the same value twice (assuming ...
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~2 Hours after a large insert SQL Server gets “I/O requests taking longer than 15 seconds to complete”

This problem has been haunting me for a while but I actually fixed the queries that caused the problems (after I finally found them) but i'm curious if it's an SQL Process that's the underlying ...
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Huge disk space usage increase when altering a column

I hope this question is easy for someone to answer :) I have a table that looks like this (unimportant columns hidden) CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Log]( [LogID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, ...
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Getting File not found error doing point in time database restore in SQL Server 2008

So I'm testing out some of our DR stuff and tried to restore a point in time backup from one of our main databases to a new database on the same server. I am admin on the box and I'm RDP'd into the ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Cluster: Spread tempdb over several files AND shrink original single file

On my SQL 2008 R2 active/passive cluster, I've received an error message regarding I/O requests on tempdb.mdf taking longer than 15seconds. Googled that and it as suggested I spread tempdb over ...
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Once more about SQL Server virtual accounts

Let me reboot my question on SQL Server virtual accounts permissions The (same) MSDN article on the same version 2012 of SQL Server "Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions" states: ...
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What are Objective Business Reasons to Prefer SQL Server 2008R2 over 2012?

Basically, I want to take this discussion -- What are Objective Business Reasons to Prefer SQL Server 2012 over 2008 R2? -- and turn it on its head. We are a small business, and we are struggling ...
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Adding Massive amount of Articles to existing publication cause screen to hang forever

I am using Win Server 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 R2 and i am trying to add about 2K + articles to the existing publication and the screen hangs @ the articles screen. The screen has been there and ...
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Restoring corrupt SQL Server 2005 database

I am restoring a SQL Server 2005 database onto a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance using this command: RESTORE DATABASE SampleDB FROM DISK= 'C:\SampleProject\SampleDB.bak' WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'sampledb' TO ...
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How to enable SQL Server Log Truncation Counter

I have a database in Full Recovery mode. Full backup is executed every day, transaction log backup every hour. However, SELECT* FROM sys.dm_os_performance_counters where counter_name = 'Log ...
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SQL Server Page Life Expectancy sharp drop

I'm trying to put my hands on the reason this SQL Server slows down sporadically. There are no patterns detected so far. It's a SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a Windows Server 2008R2 VM on top of ...
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Integration Service cannot be upgraded/removed

I have SQL Server 2005 Integration Services installed in our server whose version is 5292. It needs to be upgraded to version 5324. After running the patch the summary report says it is upgraded ...
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SQL Server Database Not Shrinking [duplicate]

I have an SQL Database with a lot of unused space. However when I run Tasks | Shrink | Database And Tasks | Shrink | Files from Management studio it isn't freeing up any space. Unfortunately the ...
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Replication with two side update but one side insert

I have server A and server B. I want server A can see data and changes on specific article on server B . But server B just see its own data . And also I want to update server B's data on both servers ...
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Database Mirroring and Snapshots

As part of a SQL Server deployment, it was proposed to use Database mirroring as a redundancy option as well as allowing for Reporting and MI to be detached from the Operational DB. The proposal is ...
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What are the possible reasons for SQL Server errors on reading operations upon switching ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION` and `READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON?

I have a client-server app running in Windows Server 2008R2 using/interacting SQL Server 2012. After reading app's documentation as well as feedbacks on internet from those who already accomplished ...
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Security setting for SQL Server services

I'm currently starting to upgrade out SQL Server estate to 2012, and historical people have created two domain accounts for the database services MSSSQLServer and one for the SQL Server agent to ...
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How to make SQL Server Agent job history less verbose?

So, I've created a SQL Server Agent job, according to the answer to my prev question: running nightly (at 2:11) according to the schedule: There are 9 .bak files in 3 subdirectory of ...
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Should I add page level compression before adding the primary key, or after?

Situation Data warehouse on Sql Server 2008 Enterprise 36+ million row heap (don't ask), with 60+ columns 750k added monthly No primary key defined (I have now identified one) No compression What ...
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What filter to use in SQL Profiler for socket write error

Can someone please help with intitial SQL Profiler filter setup to narrow down the settings and reduce the noise when I'm trying to find out the reason behind socket write error ? Basically the ...
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Subscription uploading is not happening every time

I have two SQL Servers (2008 R2), and merge replication between them, one being the publisher and the other subscriber. I noticed that downloads are happening every minute, but uploads are happening ...