The MS SQL Server is a database management relational database created by Microsoft in partnership with Sybase in 1988 and inserted as a complementary product to Windows NT. Tag questions specific to a version with [sql-server-2012], [sql-server-2008], etc.

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SQL Server 2012 Connecting to MS Access 2003

SQL Server 2012 - Access 32-bit 2003 - I can import the database, I don't understand why I can't link to it. SQL 2012 may have changed the connection string or something. I just installed SQL Server ...
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Sharing MS Excel Sheet over network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sharing Excel sheet over network? Is it possible to have a Server PC running a MS Excel Sheet to which several Thin Clients will be connected via TCP/IP having Barcode ...
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Sharing Excel sheet over network?

Is it possible to have a server PC running a Microsoft Excel sheet to which several Thin Clients, with Barcode Scanners, will be connected via TCP/IP? The scanners should dump their data in the Excel ...
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SQL Server 2012 installation - Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed

I am having trouble installing SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows 7. Whenever I try the installation, I get the error Service 'SQLBrowser' start request failed. If I click Retry, it happens ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server from another PC

I am using windows XP SP2 and SQL Server 2000. I can successfully connect to a database from the host computer via 127.0.0.1 and also with the local IP (which is 192.168.1.6). But when when I try to ...
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Why don't I have SQL Profiler on SQL Server Management Studio?

I'm running SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.0.1600.22 ((SQL_PreRelease).080709-1414 )) However I cannot find the option to open SQL Profiler. I was ...
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sqlservr.exe's virtual size is big – should I worry?

Is this normal? Does the large virtual size matter on sqlservr.exe for the performance of other apps? It seems to happen any time I use Firefox and iTunes. ( Also running is League of Legends) ...
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SQL server 2008 and 2012 on the same instance of Windows

Is it a problem to have both of these installed on the same Windows instance? I.e. will one break the other or impact it negatively in any way?
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SQL SERVER 2000 JDBC DRIVER

I am trying to find the SQL SERVER 2000 JDBC Driver to use in extracting data from SQL SERVER and also carrying out several operation implemented in Java/JSF. Any idea where I could get my hands on ...
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Skip restarting during SQL Server installation

I tried to install MSSQL Express R2 2008 but I noticed that it needs SP3 on Windows XP 32bit. I did install XP SP3 and did not restart the PC. When I try to install SQLServer, it asks for a restart. ...
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How do I connect to a MySQL database from another computer in VB.NET?

How do I connect to a database of another computer in the same local network using VB.NET? We have already enabled remote connection in the SQL Server configuration and the SQL browser, and we already ...
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Export .mdf to SQL Server database

I am on a shared hosting plan and cannot install SQL Server Express, is there another way I can use my .mdf database or will I need to export it to a SQL Server database and change all my connection ...
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Should I transition from an Excel file to a MS SQL database?

I currently have an Excel spreadsheet acting as a small data base, about 2000 entries. It is fine for our needs but we now need to allow a couple of staff to securely and quickly access subsets of the ...
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How to install SQL Server Express?

While installing Visual Studio 2010, I saw an option to install SQL Express. I checked that option assuming it would install SQL Server Express as well, but apparently it didn't. When I type ssms.exe ...
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connecting to sql server from access for multiple users

I just ran the upsizing wizard on my copy of Access and have successfully connected my Access app to my SQL Server DB but I need to do this for multiple users. Am I going to have to run the upsize ...
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Windows XP PRO SP3. Setup ASP.NET dev. environment

I have Windows XP PRO SP3 And Visual Studio 2010. By default I have IIS 5.1. And there is no option to upgrade it. I want to start developing ASP.NET. Could any one give a good reference how to ...
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SQL Server Management Studio ignores default DB

When I use SQL Server Management Studio to log in to databases, it ignores my default DB and always puts me in master. I checked that my Windows user has a login with the correct DB set, and I tried ...
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Tools to manage SQL Server and Oracle database from the desktop

I am using SQL Server 2008 and Oracle 11G on my system. Running both database services is making my system very slow. In order to stop the services I have to go to Services and stop them manually. ...
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Why Intellisense doesn't work in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2? [closed]

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2. I have tried these: Tools->Options->Query Execution->SQL Server->General, make sure “By default, open new queries in SQLCMD mode” is unchecked Go to ...
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What is the best way to manually edit and update data within a large table in MS SQL Server?

I have a table in MS SQL server which currently has around 800 records and 20 columns. I want to manually update and add to the information within this table on a frequent basis. Would exporting the ...
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How do I connect to a database without seeing all the other databases on the host?

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2, I followed the instructions from my host and I'm successfully able to connect to my database, but I also happen to see all of the databases on ...
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Is it a virus on my PC?

Somehow sqlservr.exe launches cmd.exe (with very strange command line params) and ftp.exe processes on my PC, please see screenshots. I have already installed antivirus. What it could be, how to treat ...
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Troubleshooting inconsistent ODBC connectivity

I'm attempting to integrate UPS WorldShip with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database but the connection is very inconsistent. UPS claims this is a DSN/Windows problem and I have not been able to convince them ...
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Sql Server Express Installation

I am learning ADO.NET programming. I want to install Sql Server Express for doing the some programs. I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on my windows 7 home basics 64 bit. I have ...
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How Do I Investigate a CPU Usage Spike Without Being Present?

I have a server that's mysteriously using up a lot of CPU late at night, when it shouldn't be under heavy load. This causes some database calls to time out, and I've set up some alerts in PerfMon to ...
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Networking in VMware

I am required to imitate a remote database server environment for my project. So I am thinking of installing SQL Server 2008 on a virtual machine (VMware workstation) and then access it from my ...
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Add data to a database, without physical access to the server machine [closed]

I have two computers in a client / server architecture. The server runs SQL Server. The client has to provide an interface to insert data to this database. I know that this can be achieved with ...
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Querying big databases with Excel

Is it possible to use Excel's pivot table as a kind of query builder against a database, without copying the entire database into Excel? I know that with the External Data Sources feature, you can ...
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How to use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a simple database for testing

As a student, I get Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for free through MSDNAA. I installed it, but I seem to be at a loss for how to use it to test database queries, and how to construct a database with ...
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How to install MS sql server client in 64 bit windows 7 operating system?

I want to install sql server client in my windows 7 64 bit version. But I am unable to do that please provide some help. i want to install only Client not sql server. is this possible.
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Can't access SQL Server from outside the network

I am trying to log in remotely to SQL Server 2008 R2. After reading several posts I was able to log in remotely from a computer on the same network. But I still cannot remotely log in from outside ...
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Open port for Microsoft SQL database connection from outside the Windows7 computer

My Firewall seems to be blocking the connection from anywhere to my local MS Sql Server on my Windows7 development machine. On Linux and Mysql I could telnet the database ports and it gives response ...
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Custom forms in Sharepoint with MS SQL Server as Backend. Is it possible?

We're evaluating using SharePoint 2010 as our project management tool. Specifically, the system needs to satisfy the following: Discussion groups Project management (simple issue tracking, no ...
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How can I make a usable copy of an SQL Server database on Windows Server 2003?

I need to make a usable copy of an SQL Server database on Windows Server 2003 for testing purposes. There is a backup tool built into Enterprise Manager but I can't seem to make it work. I've tried ...
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How can i compress when I create SQL backup file in a folder?

I use SQL Server Express and I create backup files for all databases every day using Time Scheduling script. One script Like that; BACKUP DATABASE [Jira] TO DISK = N'C:\Backup\Jira.bak' WITH ...
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SQL Server Ports

The Microsoft website states The firewall must be configured to permit port 1433 incoming (or the port numbers that SQL Server listens to on TCP/IP), and ports 1024 to 65535 outgoing. Does this ...
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SQLCMD -L option with a smaller timeout

I am trying to use the sqlcmd -L c command to find out the instance name of the SQL server running on the local machine. It succeeds, but I have to wait for a full minute, for the tool to realize that ...
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Purging Expired SQL Server Backups

I have set up a SQL Server Agent job to execute a backup every night at 3am. The job appends the backup to an existing backup file, and sets the expiry of the backup to expire in 7 days time. It's ...
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How to remove a broken installation of SQL Server 2008?

After installing the Service Pack 2 of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the SQL Server failed to start. Trying to repair this, I've done some stupid things, which results now in the situation in which I ...
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How to convert Microsoft sql 7 database to Microsoft sql 2008 database?

Is it possible to convert an Microsoft SQL 7 database into Microsoft SQL 2008?
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preserving \n from SQL Server Management Studio

I have a column called EventLog varchar(max) and can be pretty big because essentially it stores the event log of an entire batch process. The problem is that when I go into the query window and do ...
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Cannot connect with Sql Server Studio: error 18456, state 8 — but password is correct!

Using Sql Studio Express (on a Windows 7-64 machine) to connect to three different Sql Server 2005 servers using Sql Server Authentication, I'm getting Error: 1846, State: 8. According to ...
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How to forward port on a dedicated windows server 2008?

In MSDN to make SQL Server accessible from Internet http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175483.aspx They say to forward port from sql server remote port to usual sql server port 1443. I have ...
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install SQL Profiler for SQL Server Express

I am not sure what I did while installing SQL server express 2008 but sql profiler is not on my machine. is there a way to get that separately? my machine is not running on a server OS.
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NetWork Intrusion Attack: MSSQL.worm.helkern attempting to attack local port 1434 from IP address 94.188.21.147?

I was on the internet the other just finishing up a project for work and I saw my internet security saying network attack intrusion and I read about some of it but I can't fully understand the full ...
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SQL Server Management Studio: network-related or instance-specific error while establishing a connection to SQL server

SQL Server Management Studio: network-related or instance-specific error while establishing a connection to SQL server. Here's a screenshot of the error:
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How to determine sql server name

I'm trying to install sap business one on my computer. But I can't seem to connect to the database server which is ms sql. ![enter image description here][1] I get the notice: unable to connect to ...
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Database to a Network drive

What would be the syntax to backup MS SQL Database 2005 to a network drive?
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Why can't my bulk loadable CSV file be opened?

This is my error: Cannot bulk load because the file could not be opened. Operating system error code 5 (Access is denied.) I've checked permissions and everything seems fine. The auto bulk ...
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Windows Update KB2463332 Installs, But Still Available to Update?

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on 64-bit architecture. Windows Update lists one "Important" update even though I've installed it. It is: KB2463332. There is no error when I install the ...