Questions tagged [installation]

Installation (or setup) of a database application, is the act of putting the application onto a computer system so that it can be executed.

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Help installing SQL Server 2017 - VS Shell installation has failed with exit code 1638

Any suggestions on how to deal with this error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Setup ------------------------------ The following error has occurred: VS Shell installation has failed with exit ...
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How to run psql on Mac OS X?

I installed PostgreSQL on a computer with Mac OS X using the One click installer. Then I try to access PostgreSQL using the psql command, but it doesn't seem to be available. I get this message: ...
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Can I install SQL Server Management Studio locally?

Can I install SQL Server Management Studio on my desktop to access a database on a SQL Server 2012 instance? If so, where can I find the installer? Google searches only return 'express' versions ...
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PostgreSQL EXCLUDE USING error: Data type integer has no default operator class

In PostgreSQL 9.2.3 I am trying to create this simplified table: CREATE TABLE test ( user_id INTEGER, startend TSTZRANGE, EXCLUDE USING gist (user_id WITH =, startend WITH &&) ); ...
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How to uninstall SQL Server Management Studio 2012? [closed]

How to uninstall SQL Server Management Studio 2012? ControlPanel's "Uninstall or change programs" (in Windows 7 Prof) gives a row of entries: while internet search results always tell: "click ...
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How do I install pgcrypto in PostgreSQL 8.4?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I have installed PostgreSQL 8.4 using apt-get install postgresql. I would like to use the built-in sha1() function, but it seems that I have to install pgcrypto first....
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How to install the additional module pg_trgm

I just want to know how to install the module pg_tgrm as used in the trigram indexing scheme that allows you to do un-anchored search patterns on an index. WHERE foo LIKE '%bar%';
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Is there a cool way of performing CU updates for SQL Server on hundreds of machines?

My company has grown from 50 SQL Servers to over 200 overnight in a merger acquisition. HELP! My questions are: How can I perform CU updates on this many servers and still have a life and keep my ...
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How to resolve “the specified account already exists” error during SQL Server 2008 R2 installation

I recently had a problem while installing Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2008 R2 on a new development machine. My installation sequence was Visual Studio 2012 then install SQL Server 2008 R2. An ...
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Backup/Restore Users/Passwords/Privileges

I am moving from one server to another and I want to backup all databases + users/privileges/passwords from my MySQL Server. I found to backup a database using mysqldump, but I cannot figure out, how ...
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Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes [closed]

I try installing SQL2008R2 - SQL2012 - sql2014 2014-07-17 16:31:16.00 spid14s Error: 17190, Severity: 16, State: 1. 2014-07-17 16:31:16.00 spid14s Initializing the FallBack certificate failed ...
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Installing SQL Server 2012 Express fails with error “ Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.”

I'm attempting to install SQL Server Express 2012 w/ SP1 x64 on Windows 7 SP1 x64. This machine has previously had SQL Server Express 2012 installed. This instance was upgraded to SQL Server 2012 ...
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Installing default MySQL Tables in Windows (mysql_install_db)

In Linux, the default MySQL grant tables can be created with the mysql_install_db script, but that does not work on Windows. How can the default grant tables be installed on Windows? (No, I’m not ...
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Why is it bad practice to install SQL Server to the root of a drive

When I install SQL Server into the root of my drive, for example D:\, I get an error when I run a database deployer from a third party piece of software. But when I move my SQL Server instance to D:\...
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How do I totally remove SQL Server 2017 on Ubuntu?

The docs has instructions about how to remove SQL Server. However, this leaves certain packages behind. How can I remove all traces and uninstall SQL Server 2017?
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Determine the SQL Server version and edition from the available set up, before actually installing it?

We are going through a downgrade process from SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to Standard edition. To kick off the above activity, we were looking for available Standard Edition of SQL Server. We found ...
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How to resolve ORA-01031: insufficient privileges error on Windows installation?

I installed Oracle 11G on my Windows 2008 R2 Server. I also installed Oracle Client Libraries using separate installation media. After the client installation, when I try to log into the database ...
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SQL Server 2000 on Windows 10

I need to install SQL Server MSDE 2000 SP4 on Windows 10. I have other machines that run Windows 7 and 8.1 and SQL Server MSDE 2000 works fine (with merge replication configured too). Now I testing ...
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Can I install SQL Server 2012 on a machine with 2008 R2 already?

I have been using SQL Server 2008 R2 for quite a while, and it is working great. Now I need to use SQL Server 2012. Will this effect my existing databases? How much risk is involved in installing SQL ...
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Oracle startup error (could not open parameter file)

I installed the Oracle 11g server on Ubuntu 12.10. But I can't start the server. When I start up the server, the following error occurs: SQL> startup ORA-01078: failure in processing system ...
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How to do a minor upgrade of PostgreSQL on Windows, e.g. 9.3.0 to 9.3.1?

What is the recommended way to perform a minor upgrade from PostgreSQL e.g. 9.3.0 to 9.3.1 using the Enterprise DB built windows installer? Should I uninstall first or just install over the existing ...
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SQL Server data folder access rights

I did a fresh SQL Server 2014 install. Next, I wanted to attach some databases from a previous SQL Server 2012 server. I copied all mdf and ldf files to the data directory, but when I tried to attach ...
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How to specify SQL startup parameters in quiet installation via command line

I want to fix the identity gap bug in SQL Server 2012 via the -T272 startup parameter. How can I automate this after installation? I found no install parameter for startup parameters.
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Issues with MySQL installation

First of all, excuse the length, this post is very long, and needs some background, second; it has been hard for me discerning the signal from the noise, please bear if some of this is not relevant: ...
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How do I connect to localDB from SQL Server 2014 Express

I downloaded both the LocalDB and Management Studio for MS SQL Server 2014 Express so that I can practice on my local machine. However, when I open Management Studio and try to browse to localDB to ...
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SQL Server Network Configuration node missing from Configuration Manager after install

I have a server running Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit. I was using SQL 2016 RC3 with no issues and I want to replace it with the RTM build we have from MSDN. After uninstalling RC3 and then ...
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Resolving port 5500 not free issue during Oracle 12c Release 2 Database Configuration Assistant installation on CentOS

Background I am attempting to install Oracle 12c on CentOS 7 (deployed as a Hyper-V virtual machine) as outlined by this installation guide. Problem Everything with my installation goes well except ...
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Missing “MSVCR120.dll” during the Installation of MySQL Workbench 6.3 CE

When I install MySQL Workbench 6.3 into my Windows 8.1, I encounter the following System Error : I already tried to redownload and reinstall the program but this error dialog appears every time. How ...
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Oracle 12c Installation in Windows 7 error INS-30131

I am trying to install Oracle 12c in a Windows 7 x64 computer and after a while I get this error: SEVERE: [FATAL] [INS-30131] Initial setup required for the execution of installer validations failed. ...
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Why does SQL Server Management Studio crash?

When I open SSMS I get this message: SSMS - SQL Server Management Studio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. What can I do? The issue persists after ...
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Install SQL Server on Debian

I want to install SQL Server on Linux. From MS site I read that Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu are supported but I want to use it under Debian. Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, is there a chance to succeed ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express with Reporting Services

Everywhere I search for SQL Server 2012 Express with Advanced Services, I ended up with this link, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35579, and every time I install it, I do not ...
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Downsides to using SQL 2012 Upgrade as opposed to a fresh install?

I currently have SQL Server 2008 R2 which I would like to upgrade to SQL 2012. I can either un-install SQL 2008 and install a new copy of SQL Server or run the Upgrade. The upgrade is less work but I ...
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Installing SQL Server 2014 Express fails with error “ Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.”

Let me start by saying I am not a DBA, and I actually don't have alot of database admin experience. I'm just a guy trying to run SQL Server on my local machine to build some simple .NET applications ...
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Oracle 11g installation stuck at installation

I'm trying to install oracle 11g on fedora by following this tutorial but it stuck after I click Next in step 8. The screen does not go away even after several hours. There's no log file in ...
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Is it advantageous to scale out using multiple SQL Server instances on the same server?

For a use-case of 9 databases spread across 3 time zones, is it advantagous to spread the databases onto multiple SQL Server instances on the same server? What will I gain and what will I lose? ...
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Not able to install any piece of SQL server 2012 dev edition on my windows 7

I have tried everything i can think f to install SQL 2012 but no luck I am getting these errors but after looking through the logs I can't find the actual cause to get a solution. every feature gives ...
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SQL Server Management Studio SSMS 18.0 General Availability release (GA) install fails

Requirement I wish to install SSMS 18.0 GA (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/download-sql-server-management-studio-ssms?view=sql-server-2017), on Windows 10 but get error: Uninstall Preview ...
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Skip multiple rules during SQL Server installation

I want to install SQL Server 2008, but I get 2 errors which prevent me from going forward. I know from this post how to skip one rule. Is there a method to skip both? I am using Wine (PayOnLinux) on ...
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Installing Full Text Search to SQL Server 2008 R2

I installed sql server 2008 R2 Express successfully, then realised I need to get Full Text Search. So I downloaded the "Advanced Services Installation Package", but when I run it there is no option in ...
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Who installed SQL Server

Is there any way to find out who installed SQL server on a Windows 2003 server?
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Is it possible to install oracle 12c without X window system

I am looking at installing Oracle 12c on a new server but the system admins are insisting that all new Linux servers don't have a GUI installed and that any administrative tasks are performed from a ...
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SQL Server 2005 Tools makes SQL Server 2008 Express install fail

When I tried installing SQL Server 2008 Express, the install failed due to this line. How can I circumvent this, or fix the issue?
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Add Oracle Label Security to an existing Oracle installation

We are using Amazon EC2 to host some Oracle database instances while we are evaluating and prototyping some software. We are using the AMIs provided by Oracle - specifically, Oracle Database 11g ...
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Why SQL Server 2008 R2 do full installation for just adding another instance on the same machine

Why SQL Server 2008 R2 does a full installation for just adding another instance (only database engine) on the same machine? I thought it will be quick a installation, but it's not. What is SQL Server ...
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Service pack and cumulative update

Currently these updates are available for SQL Server 2014: SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU2 SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU1 SQL Server 2014 SP1 If I want to do a slipstream install: Is it enough to download #1 only ...
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Learning Oracle, does it matter if I install 10g or 11g?

I'm taking a class in Databases, they're using Oracle 10g in class, but I'm having some trouble installing the database here in Windows 8 (auth problems), so I thought I'd attempt 11g. Is 11g ...
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Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application

I am getting this error in Windows Server 2012 with Visual Studio 2012 installed trying to open SQL Server Management Studio 2012: Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the ...
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How to move from 32bit SQL Server install to 64bit?

A production server has accidentally been installed with SQL Server 2012 32bit version, while it needed a 64bit version. How best to fix this issue? Is it possible to simply UPGRADE from 32 to 64 ...
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Is .NET Framework 3.5 still needed with a SQL Server 2017 installation to utilize Database Mail?

I'm guessing .NET Framework 3.5 is still needed to use Database Mail with SQL Server 2017? As I had to include this on my SQL Server 2016 installs on Server 2016 not that long ago. I was unable to ...