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How to give permissions to 90+ SQL Servers without tweaking in each of them?

There are over 90+ MS SQL Servers (SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012). All in the same Windows domain (but physically all over the world). How to give a domain user (administrative, or other) ...
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always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
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Audit Queries in SQL Server 2008 Including Start Stop Times

I have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I know how to set up auditing on the SQL Server, but it looks like the audit logs don't include query start/stop times. We currently use a product called Splunk to ...
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This is just to demonstrate a display bug

...and now has been updated to demonstrate a comment thingy on SO meta. Unless I asked you to, please do not act on this question, even if it appears in the suggested aardvark edit review queue or ...
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How to gracefully handle a source database restore from backup in a data warehouse

We are facing a challenging situation with our data warehouse source databases. Frequently these sources databases will be restored from backups. There is a high turnover of data entry persons who ...
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How to push the data from database?

I want to push the data from database to application instead of application pull the data.I have installed ms sql server and apache tomcat server. I have my application in apache tomcat, here I made ...
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Auditing access to a linked server

I have a linked server with SQL Server configured with the security option "For a login not defined in the above list, connections will: Be made using the login's current security context". What I ...
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Linked Server Login Timeout but SqlCmd works

I've got a SQL 2005 SP4 server that connects to a 2008 SP3 instance via linked servers using the SQL Server server type. Every once in a while, one of those linked servers will start throwing login ...
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ODBC - how to set up ODBC driver for 2 languages (for different code page)

How to set up an ODBC driver to operate the Polish code page (1250) and Lithuania (1257) at the same time? Although the code page Lithuanian is wider than the Polish code page, the driver incorrectly ...
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How to remove leaf member values?

I have a dimension hierarchy that is related to multiple fact tables with different granularities. In the case of one fact table, it relates to the middle level of a three level hierarchy. When you ...
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Combining full-text-search queries

I have two tables in a SQL Server database with basic fulltext indexes: CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG table1_catalog; CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX ON table1 ( name1 ) KEY INDEX pk_table1 ON ...
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Can't get users default schema to change - SQL Server 2008

We are migrating from a SQL Server 2008 instance on a shared host to our own box. Our issue is we have a bunch of tables, procs and views that are prefaced with a schema (let's call the schema 'me') ...
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Transfer data from DynamoDB to SQL server 2008?

I want to transfer data from amazon dynamo DB to SQL server 2008. What are the tools or methods which can be used to do this ?
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Can the same database be log-shipping secondary and primary at the same time?

Here is my scenario: Database DB1 on Server1 is log shipping primary in data center. Database DB1 on Server2 is log shipping secondary; Server2 is in remote location. Logs are shipped from data ...
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How to safely take an SQL job out of the schedule?

There is a table | jobID | status | startTime | endTime | and a job, that is scheduled to run every X seconds, it will take the first undone job ID, put it in stored proc and run it. Stored proc takes ...
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How to manage dynamic tables in Visual Studio 2010 Sql Server Database Projects

I am migrating a common set of databases in to a VS 2010 Sql Server Db project so we can keep it in source control, and deploy common changes etc. The databases are for the most part the same, except ...
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SQL Server 2008 Restore from D2D

In that past year we started using a D2D network device to store our SQL Server backups. This device does dedup and compression. It looks just like any standard CIFS share (\\d2d\sql_backups\...). ...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...
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SQL71561 Error on Schema compare after initial import from database

I have created a new sql server project with SSDT 2012, then I went to import an existing database and it created all my scripts. After that I did a schema compare between the project and the database ...
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What is correct process to physically move an availability replica to another location

Current situation is we have 3 SQL Servers with one availablity group and we plan on moving one of the secondary replicas out of HQ to another location. There will be the span of a few hours between ...
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How much disk space needed for 100GB of DBs?

Hard to explain in the title, but I'm planning a migration from SQL Server 2000 databases to SQL Server 2008 R2. The databases are under 100GB total space, but this is only with the Simple recovery ...
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Importing Excel files with SSIS

I'm trying to import an Excel spreadsheet into SQL Server 2012 using SSIS. There is only one sheet in the file. The file is a SalesForce export. I believe the Sheet name changes depending on when the ...
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Local users access SQL Server correctly, but domain users don't return all the data

We have just changed from a workgroup to a domain running SBS 2012 and SQL Server 2008R2. The problem I have is when logged in as a domain user my application connects to the server but only returns ...
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Last Known Successful DBCC CHECKDB

I understand that looking at DBCC PAGE is supposed to show me the last known good DBCC CHECKDB but I am not seeing this work correctly. I have a database that I know is corrupted. If I run DBCC ...
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Configuring SQL Server Job agent

I am trying to configure the SQL Server Job Agent using the following scripts USE [msdb] GO CREATE USER [mydbuser] FOR LOGIN [mydbuser] GO EXEC sp_addrolemember N'db_datareader', N'mydbuser' GO EXEC ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Slow TotalTimeDataRetrieval Fast ExecuteReaderTime

I wrote a report that is executed by a few hundred users each day and the underlying stored procedure for the data set only takes milliseconds to execute. According to the ...
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SQL Server : Transactional Replication Filter By Computed Column

There is a database that contains records for multiple groups of people. These records do not contain a column indicating which group the record is "owned" by (very frustrating). I need to setup ...
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Best Practice to update columnstore indexed tables

I have a table with aprox. 22 Bn rows, for each month I have made one partition that and each partition has two data files. I created the columnstore index on this table and the performance ...
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improving this goal query

Goal joining the two tables: tbl_quickSearchParam (fulltext search results) against tbl_product ( active products : prod_status = 1, group by prod_image_name) create table tbl_product ( ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Deadlock Trace, Need Help Understanding It

I really need help on understanding this deadlock, i've already replaced the values, mind if anyone helps me interpreting where my deadlocks are coming from? What does e_waitpipegetrow mean? btw, i'm ...
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Query Regarding Database Instance not proper

Please sort out one issue regarding SQL Server instances. I have one instance of SQL Server named 'Test\Connect' and other one is 'local' by default. So the issue is when I connect to local and ...
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How To Analyse Index Scans

I am using merge replication with SQL Server 2012. During a sync using a merge agent there are a large number of index scans. I can see this by running a profile capturing SCAN:Started and ...
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SQL Server connection with multiSubnetFailover fails, claims mirroring is enabled

I have two SQL Server instances in an availability group. They are not mirrored. I'm trying to connect to the AG using the MS JDBC drivers (4.0) with a connection string including ...
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Finding Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Xmla dll in SQL Server 2008 R2

I'm not able to find Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XMLA.dll that I need to import using Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Xmla; I have found some articles and answered questions for SQL Server 2005 and 2012. ...
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How to display differential backup date in SSMS Object Explorer Details

SQL Server Management Studio exposes the Object Explorer Details (selectable from the View menu option) and its context menu that allows adding fields to the default display. Full and Transaction Log ...
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List of changes required to upgrade scripts after starting to use replication in SQL Server

We have recently setup transactional replication on our test and production databases. As part of that change, we've had to make changes to how we create upgrade scripts as well. The goal is to make ...
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SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor vs DMV queries

What is the best way to tune the indexes on my production database? I normally use the following query : SELECT user_seeks * avg_total_user_cost * (avg_user_impact * 0.01) AS [index_advantage], ...
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How do I back up and restore a SQL Azure database?

How do I back up and restore a SQL Azure database? For that matter, how do I back up and restore an entire Azure account? Let's suppose I am working at a company and I buy a 3 month trial account ...
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Linked server issue

I made a linked server between two sql server instances. The remote one I have very little control over. When I try a query I get this: Cannot obtain the schema rowset "DBSCHEMA_TABLES_INFO" for ...
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Optimizations for new SQL Server 2000 database that will act as email queue AND API database

Due to limitations put on me I've got to put my outgoing Email Queue in the same database as my customer information. What are some optimizations I can make, specifically to the Email portion that ...
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CREATE ASSEMBLY - EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION

I am trying to create an assembly on my SQL Server 2005 server. Here is what I am using: CREATE ASSEMBLY [SQLCLRTest] AUTHORIZATION [dbo] FROM 'path\to\my\file.dll' WITH PERMISSION_SET = ...
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How to Remove Articles Based on User

I am using merge replication on SQL 2012. I have a very large database with a large number of tables. The subscribers are using netbooks. I have a filtering scheme that controls which tables end up ...
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Are there any best practices before moving SQL Server to another node (controlled failover)?

Let's say there are multiple jobs running on the SQL Server - we have index maintenance jobs, backups, replication, etc. We would like to perform a switchover using Failover Cluster Manager. Are there ...
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How Much Overhead Does Web Sync Add?

I am running merge replication in SQL2012 using web sync. Has anybody done any experiments to compare the performance of web sync to connecting to replication using a straight TCP/IP connection? ...
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SQL Server SSIS issue retrieve data when i enter into login of server side?

can any one try solve my problem here i am facing a problem Failed to retrieve data when i enter into login of server side here is the error message TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio ...
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SQL Server : where with cast(value as varbinary) vs cast(value as varbinary(300))

Are there any theoretical performance differences between these queries in the scenarios below. Scenarios are: MyTable has Value nvarchar(300) MyTable has Value nvarchar(max) Q1: declare @p ...
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How to do automated archiving for a SQL Server database based on interpretation of database metadata?

I am looking for a solution giving me automated archiving of SQL Server databases based on a smart interpretation of table relationships that is able to archive records from related tables minimizing ...
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MDX Block Calculation Optimisation

I have a query I'm trying to optimise. I have read an article here http://web.archive.org/web/20100823233821/http://www.biblogs.com/2008/03/30/optimizing-countfilter-expressions-in-mdx/ about ...
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going from heirarchical XML to heirarchical SQL tables then SQL to c# objects to go to user view, how should I store the data in the databases?

Hi I'm getting my data from a web service using their getData call and it comes in as fairly chunky heirarchical XML, first everything all at once, like <allData> <product1> ...
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Logic to convert a UTC date-time to a specific time zone

I have a table which has 1 row per event. Each event has a datetime stamp column which has values in UTC time. Each row has an associated local timezone in which the event occurred. I have a DIM ...