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gain admin access to sql express 2008

I have inherited a Windows 7 Professional pc with an existing instance of SQL Express 2008. I have local admin rights on the machine. I do not know the SA password. I am unable to create databases or ...
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SQL server moved, now can't use as linked server

So I have a SQL server database that was controlled by an outside vendor. It is hosted remotely. Then he needed to move the server to a new host. Now, I'm able to connect to the server manually ...
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how is synchronization maintained between different write and read database

One of my friends was asked this question in interview. Given two different databases one on which only write is done and the other on which only read is done. How does one maintain synchronization ...
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SQL Server: Should we use TCP or Named Pipes or use the default?

When connecting to a SQL Server 2008 R2 from a .NET 4 client application on a different server in the same LAN, one can set three different network protocols: TCP Named Pipes Don't set anything in ...
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Output parameter in stored procedure

Dim rs4 As Recordset = B1Connections.diCompany.GetBusinessObject(BoObjectTypes.BoRecordset) Dim qry4 As String = "SELECT Name FROM [@CCS_LOGINDET]" rs4 = obgn.Return_RecordSet(qry4) Dim constr As ...
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Sql server 2008 R2 installation fails with Error: 17204

Sql server 2008 R2 installation fails with the below error message in the log message, This is a part of the sql server log Starting up database 'msdb'. Error: 17204, Severity: 16, State: 1. ...
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SQL Server Analysis Services - where do I store user logins?

If I would like to create a Business Intelligence (BI) system using SSAS, with SSRS getting data from the SSAS cube. Which would be the best possible option to store users' credentials used with ...
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LEFT JOIN / WHERE clause with is null and false Estimated Number Of Rows

I have a table named Product and a table named ProductPropertiesCountry. Product is the definition of a product (description, price, productId, etc) ProductPropertiesCountry contains restrictions on ...
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Replacing composite key with surrogate

I have the following table that has a couple of million rows in it and is 99% fragmented virtually all of the time. My plan was to insert a IDENTITY field as a surrogate key to replace the current ...
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WHERE clause is not filtering on LESS THAN and GREATER THAN or BETWEEN

I am trying to select MTR values that are between the values of 0 and 4. What am I doing wrong? SELECT DATEDIFF(M, TheDate, TheOtherDate) AS MTR FROM MyTable WHERE MyID = 2074163 AND MTR >= 0 ...
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Creating the database on different file groups

What is the pros and cons of creating the database for a operational system on different file groups? I know it is useful if you want to keep the static part of a database online when the other part ...
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Query two SQL Server databases in same function but on two different servers

Suppose I have two database servers (DB-SERVER-1 & DB-SERVER-2), and there is a single database on each server (DB1 & DB2). Both are SQL Server databases. Is it possible to query both ...
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Enabling Service Broker on a database involved in an availability group

I'm trying to enable Service Broker on a SQL Server 2012 database that is part of an availability group and keep getting this error message: The operation cannot be performed on database "dbname" ...
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T-SQL Syntax error copying views dynamically

I'm creating a stored procedure to copy all views from one database to another using the following code. ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[spCreateViews] (@SourceDB NVARCHAR(200), @DestinationDB ...
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Visual Studio DAC with Schemabound View containing hierarchyid::GetRoot() - Two part name needed?

In Visual Studio, when trying to create a DAC which has a schemabound view which contains hierarchyid::GetRoot() this error is generated and the project does not build. However, the t-sql is ok as if ...
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Updating data from a report: any potential pitfalls?

Question: In general, are there any pitfalls with updating data from a SSRS report?* Context: More specific, I'm talking about this context: SSRS 2008 (with the option to upgrade, if needed). ...
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EXECUTE sp_executesql

i have a problem with EXECUTE sp_executesql and stuck with it. my query is as follows DECLARE @TABLE_NAME VARCHAR(5)='#T' DECLARE @TABLE_ID INTEGER=0 DECLARE @QRY NVARCHAR(MAX) ='' ...
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Issues with uninstalling and re-installing SQL Server 2008 R2

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2, and was able to login and also create a database and everything. When I was facing some problems with connecting my .NET project with SQL Server, I created some ...
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Resume download on DB exporting

I am attempting to export a large database and import it to another PC over the Internet. Sometimes my Internet connection fails resulting in a database export error, causing me to have to restart ...
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Non-yielding IOCP Listener

Does anyone know what `Non-yeilding IOCP Listener' indicates? On of our SQL Servers just had a bugcheck dump: ===================================================================== ...
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SSIS: “The buffer manager cannot write 8 bytes to file”

We have about 60 or more SSAS cubes on one server. All the cubes have the same structure. Each cube has a different size because each cube has a different underlying data warehouse. However the schema ...
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Error restoring backup in sql server. Old server version

When trying to restore a backup file (.bak) to SQL Server installed on my machine, I get the following error (steps that I follow to restore are: Right Click Database ---> Tasks ---> Restore) Error ...
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SQL Server - Database per company. How to query across databases?

We are designing a product that, as per the client's request, must utilize a database-per-company design approach with one shared database holding common data. We are using SQL Server 2012 for the ...
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I would like to better understand the SQL Server security model in terms of users and groups to possibly replace an XML heirarchy model I am using

I am currently using XML in my database to represent metadata for individual products. I am using the below schema to enter the data. In each sub grouping of fields you will notice the cms_name ...
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Multiple schema or multiple databases for better performance [closed]

I need to improve the performance of our enterprise .Net search application from the database point of view. The app already has 4 schemas on SQL Server 2008. 2 schemas for front-end operations ...
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Multiple schema or multiple databases for better performance

I need to improve the performance of our entriprise search application(.net) from the database point of view. The app already has 4 schemas on a separate sql server 2008. 2 schemas for front-end ...
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Mirroring - Server network address cannot be reached

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Installed. It contains three instances. Default (MSSQLServer) First Instance Second Instance All these are Log On as Network Service.. Default Instance is Principal ...
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Broken NTFS Permissions for MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS

I have been "securing" our database server. To do this I removed some permissions from the folders that the SQL Express install created. D:\SQL D:\SQL\Data D:\SQL\Backup etc.. I kept the ...
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How do I copy a view from one server to another?

I want to copy a view from server S1 --> Database D1 to Server S2 --> Database D2. I generated the script by right clicking the database(D1)--> tasks--> generate script. However, when I execute this ...
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Workarounds for setting default schema for domain group?

I am currently working on a project for a client, they have asked me to change the database from Oracle to SQL Server. So we migrated the database across to SQL Server 2008, when this was migrated ...
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Grant User Permission To Restore Database And Access that database in sql server?

I want to create a user having db_create, db_restore server roles and will be db_owner of that database. But there is only 1 server role available, that is db_creator, which can create database and ...
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mdf,ldf file attach problem?

I've created one database on my local system. consider database name is test. This database primary files are test.mdf, test_log.ldf. and contains ndf files too. Then i've stopped sql server service. ...
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How do I run a SQL Server 2005 job on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 and SQL Server 2005 Version 9.00.1399. I can successfully create an SSIS Package, however I am unable to execute it successfully as a scheduled job. When I run the job, SQL Agent ...
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Shrink database is not shrinking as much as expected on a 1.5 TB database.

I'm working in an Enterprise system with a 1.5 terabyte database that is on a single filegroup, with the log in Simple Recovery Mode. Since we have many teams working on different projects in ...
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Does Log-Shipping need Transaction Log Backup from Primary Server?

In this video tutorial it is explained that we should use the transaction log backup of the primary server database and restore it into the secondary server database for log shipping. I was doing a ...
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Data obfuscation in SQL Server

What is the best practice for Data Obfuscation in SQL Server? We'd like to use masked Production data in our UAT system. If we want to do it quickly, and with a higher level of obsfucation, what ...
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What is the easiest way to move data from Oracle to SQL Server?

One of our products supports both Oracle and SQL Server as database backend. We have a customer who wishes to switch from an Oracle backend to Microsoft SQL Server, which isn't a typical transition ...
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Linking Tables Together

If I have a table such as this, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[StreetLight]( [Id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [Description] [nvarchar](50) NOT NULL, [Shape] [geometry] NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT ...
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Analysing A Query Plan

Why is the following query slow? select count(*) from [dbo].[mt_dispatch_link] , [dbo].[_mt_dispatch] [_mt_dispatch] where (mt_dispatch_link.contract_id_1 = _mt_dispatch.contract_id ...
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Set Backup Compression on SQL Server 2008R2 on by default

I can't seem to find the option to set the server property that will enable compression on SQL database backup to be ON by default, so I don't have to manually set it every time. Can anyone point me ...
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What else does sp_addmergefilter do

I am running the following stored procedure to add a merge replication join filter, sp_addmergefilter What else does that stored procedure do behind the scenes? I am calling that stored procedure ...
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How to Optimise Query

I have a database structure similar to this, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Dispatch]( [DispatchId] [int] NOT NULL, [ContractId] [int] NOT NULL, [DispatchDescription] [nvarchar](50) NOT NULL, ...
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Should I create a nonclustered index on all searchable columns or just each column separately?

I am not sure as to properly use non-clustered indexes. The SSMS plan estimator said to add another index when the following index was on the table already. CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX ...
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I cannot get SQL Server 2012 to install the database engine

SQL Server 2012 installation on a standard Windows 2008 R2 server. It refuses to install the database engine or sql replication. During the installation I got no errors saying that it wasn't ...
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Is there any benefit to defragmenting SQL indexes in a SAN environment?

Our SQL server lives on a SAN. It contains dozens of OLTP databases, some with several tables containing over 1m records. We have been running Ola Hallengren's index maintenance scripts weekly, and ...
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Restarting One Database Not Entire Server

Is there anyway to restart one database in SQL Server instead of restarting the entire server? I have a task in perpetual rollback on one of my databases. I'd like to restart it without turning off ...
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Easy way to check connectivity to SQL Server from client

For troubleshooting purposes, I would like to be able to check if a client can connect to a SQL Server instance, independent of the application that possibly can't connect to the SQL Server. Is there ...
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Disabled SQL Server Endpoint - now I cannot login

I have SQL Server 2005 on my local machine. During the studies of SQL Server network configuration, I logged into my SQL Server Instance and ran the following script: USE Master; GO ALTER ENDPOINT ...
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how to get last date of today in datetime datatype?

select dateadd(s, -1, dateadd(month, datediff(month, 0, getdate())+1,0)) when i execute this query, it gives '2012-01-30 23:59:59.000'. I donno how to get it as '2012-01-30 23:59:59.997'. If anybody ...
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SQL Server TempDB behaviour in large memory environment

Reading over this question reminded me of a question I had a while ago. We have a SQL Server that has 512GB of RAM, the main database is 450 GB. We see quite a lot of action in TempDB (ok, I think ...