Questions tagged [windows-server]

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How many users are supported on SQL Server 2012 Express?

I would like to say that i have gone through some of the sql blog and MSDN BOL, but still there is some confusion in mind like. The limitation of SQL Server 2012 Express is 10 GB. It is the ...
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Slower SQL Server performance after allocating more CPU and RAM

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.1600) running on a virtual Windows 2008 R2 server. After upgrading the CPU from 1 core to 4 and the RAM from 4 gb to 10 gb, we've noticed the performance is worse. ...
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SQL Agent - PowerShell step “syntax error”

I have the following code setup in SQL Agent Job step that is not running. The message received is simply: Unable to start execution of step 1 (reason: line(46): Syntax error). The step failed. ...
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when applying a sql server cumulative update or service pack on a virtual machine - what could be a safe way of stopping VMWaretools?

While applying cumulative updates to sql server 2016 SP1, there are a bunch of services and applications that need to be stopped for the update to go on. Among those is the very core of the virtual ...
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Data warehouse server. How do you calculate RAM/CPU specifications?

I am trying to write a spec for a data warehouse server for our planned data warehouse upgrade. As we run virtual servers on VMWare hosts we have the ability to add or remove resources as necessary. ...
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Why SQL Server Express 2012 take automatically backup in “Virtual Device” without virtual device configuration?

I have noticed that after migration of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to SQL Server 2012 Express, every day it shows "spurious" virtual backup after taking manual backup of database. When I execute this ...
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Changing Data Directory on MySQL DB Server

I have installed mysql server 5.6.24 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I imported dump files and the data files are stored in C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data I want to change directory like D:\...
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Multiple IPs registered for listener when using AlwaysOn AGs w/ multi-subnet clustering

We are testing AlwaysOn Availability Groups on a WSFC multi-subnet cluster and using dynamic DNS registration. Our issue is that sometimes the IP for the Availability Group Listener (AGL) in the ...
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Collation issue after update (KB3072779) of SQL Server 2012

If found the following error while starting my SQL Server 2012 instance, after the update KB3072779 performed by Windows Update (Windows Server 2012 Foundation). Creating procedure ...
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Oracle program “lsnrctl” is missing after the installation of 32bit Oracle client

I cleaned up my computer for all old Oracle stuff using Uninstall (OUI) and then later used regedit to delete all references to Oracle and then deleted all remains of Oracle directories. I have HP ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express single CPU core usage and need of upgrade to SQL Server 2014 Express

In our office we are using SQL Server 2008R2 Express which is installed in Windows server 2012. The SQL Server database is accessed by more than 60 users in network simultaneously. In recent days we ...
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Does “use AWE to allocate memory” do anything on a SQL Server 2008 R2 64bit Windows 2003 system?

After checking the box I noticed that queries that would timeout after 30 seconds would complete execution. The TechNet article says "AWE is not required and cannot be configured on 64-bit ...
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Stack Dumping and performance degradation of sql server process [closed]

I would like to say that today i got first time SQL Server log message in My SQL Server 2012 Database. ***Stack Dump being sent to D:\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\LOG\SQLDump0012.txt * *****************...
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Is it safe to run a Windows Failover Cluster Public and Heartbeat on a Single NIC?

I have a 2-Node Windows Failover Cluster (Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2017) with a Quorum Disk Witness on fibre-connected shared storage. How important is it that the heartbeat is on its own ...
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how to Enable these Windows Firewall rules using powershell?

I have a few servers where I see a blue question mark on the sql server service, as per the picture below. This is the solution: Enabling these Windows Firewall rules did the trick for me ...
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Windows Logs Application is full of “Login failed for user 'sa'. Reason: Password did not match that for the login provided. [CLIENT: ****]”

I have Windows Server 2016, with SQL Server 2017, and found Windows Log Application is full of Login failed messages (as follows) : Login failed for user 'sa'. Reason: Password did not match that ...
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pgAgent : how to configure pgpass.conf for a local connection on Windows Server 2008

I try to configure pgAgent on Windows server 2008 to make automatic backup on the database. pgAgent is installed on the server and the service is running normally. I use PgAdmin3 and PostgreSql 9.3 I ...
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how to run SSMS as a different user?

I am running SSMS as a different user from my local machine and it works fine. When I try to do the same, even using my own credentials, on server01 I get the following error: access is denied I am ...
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Automatic recovery on a 3 node AlwaysOn Multisite Cluster?

We are looking to build a 3-node AlwaysOn Windows 2012 R2 failover cluster with 2 nodes in our primary datacenter for HA, and a 3rd node replica in our DR datacenter for reporting. Given this is a ...