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Connecting to a local SQL Server instance fails with an error

I have installed MS SQL Server 2008 R2 with authentication mode but when now when I click to the connect I gives such kind of error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while ...
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how to synchronize local and remote database?

I have a database in SQL server on local computer, we have the same database on remote p.c , i want to sync it with remote server, is there any script for SQL server or any plugin? Thank you. OS: ...
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How can Windows performance counter data be saved directly to SQL Server tables?

I would like to log data from a given set of Windows performance counters directly to tables SQL Server. Does Windows provide a way to do this without writing a custom application to do so? If so, ...
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SQL Server Express while attaching a database getting error 5120

I have SQL Server Express installed on my local machine. When I try to attach a database file, it's giving me the following error Unable to open physical file "C:\Adventures2012_data.mdf. ...
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How to connect php 5.4.4 with microsoft sql server 2008 R2 in windows Xp?

How to connect php 5.4.4 with microsoft sql server 2008 R2 in windows Xp? i have installed xampp 1.8.0 with apache2.4 and php 5.4.4 embedded in it. i have installed microsoft sql server 2008 R2. i ...
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Why does a certain program need .NET Framework and SQL Server?

My question is not intended to provoke a deep discussion, I'm just looking for peace-of-mind. I'd like to download and play this simple game: ...
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How to un-install sql server 2008 analysis service only?

Initally I installed SQL server 2008 R2 Evaluation version. Then we bought licence key for SQL server 2008 R2 Web and wanted to update my licence, but unfortunately I installed analysis service when I ...
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How to setup Vagrant Windows Server machine with SQL Server on it

Can anyone explain (or give a link) how to setup MS Windows Server VM using Vagrant on Linux (Arch Linux)? I was searching in Google but only think that I found are instructions how to setup Vagrant ...
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How do I install SQL Server Reporting Services for my version of SQL Server?

I believe the version of SQL Server 2012 that I have installed is a developer version. It is version 11.0.3000. I would like to install Reporting Services and Report Builder. I tried this link: ...
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Possible SQL injection

I have a desktop based software that's built on top of SQL 2005. The SQL server is hosted inside my office, and there is 1 public facing website which displays some of the content from this database. ...
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Powershell SQL query--connection string

I am trying to query several different SQL servers and run a command on each of them. I am unable to get the connection string right. Code, below. I receive the following error:Login failed. The ...
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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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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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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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Accessing SQL Server in Windows XP Mode Virtual Pc

I have a laptop running 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. I created a Virtual PC using Microsoft XP Mode. I've installed SQL Server 2000 on the Virtual Machine. I have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on the ...
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Drupal 7 on Windows - File Module Problems

Installed Drupal 7 using the Web Platform installer on Windows 2008 For some reason, the file module, when you upload a file, uses the first few letters of the filename as the unique key to store in ...
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Dates not recognized as dates in pivot table pulling directly from SQL Server

My pivot pulls from an external data source with a date column. Excel doesn't see this column as a date and the 'Format Cells' option panel doesn't change how the dates are displayed. The cell data is ...
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Downloading MS SQL Server 2008 Standard edition

I want to download MS SQL Server 2008 with business intellegence standard edition. But I don't know how to download it, because the one I got was EXPRESS edition and everytime I run the x86 FULL 2008 ...
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Starting a SQL server on fedora

I am a total databases noob, hence please be gentle. I am looking for tutorials how to create a SQL table, how to start a SQL server, and what software to use on fedora. Would anyone share links to ...
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Recover database (SQL Server) from Windows.old folder

I have just installed Windows 7 on a machine which previously ran Windows XP. The old installation had a database which I need a copy of, but of course I did not think far enough ahead to do a backup ...
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How may I use other server features on Windows Home Server without breaking it?

I am hoping to run some virtual machines, IIS, SQL Server, MOSS, and Team Foundation Server on my HP MediaSmart Server 495, probably not all at the same time. There is a frightening warning message ...
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SQL Server Express 2008 R2 Installation error at Windows 7

I created an install script that will install SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7. One of the command that I used in the installation is for silent installation of SQL ...
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issue on MS SQL managament studio 2005..?

am having MS SQL 2005 developer edition. And when am trying to install it(MS SQL 2005) on my windows XP SP2 system- am not getting MS SQL management studio..?/ what will be the issue..??
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SQL Server 2005 - backup during database changes

Is backing up live database that is being actively used safe and consistent ? I mean will the system take a snapshot of all tables when backup starts or does it save each table content as it was when ...
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User Accounts in Win 7

I am having a difficulty in Win 7 because of different accounts (Me the user account, and the admin account). Many times I have to close the program (Visual Studio, SQL Server) and restart again as ...
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Does anyone know of a program that can search database objects (i.e. StoredProcedures) for keywords?

Is there a tool that would look through a group of stored procedures for source code keywords? A client has a lot of business logic coded into their database and I need to find where it is using ...
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is using Hosts for resolving a sql-server more performant?

we have a legacy application which uses a access.mdb with hundreds of ODBC-connected tables on a sql-server. the access.mdb contains nothing else than these odbc-connections. Now we consider to use a ...
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SQL Server 2000 Client won't connect

One day instead of connecting to the database my SQL Server Management gave me the following error: "Data Source name not found & no default driver found" Note it had been working for several ...
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How to backup Windows 7 Live Photo Gallery?

How do I backup Windows Live Photo Gallery? I've been running on Windows 7 RC and I want to upgrade to the full Windows 7 release. I've been managing my photos with Live Photo Gallery. I want to ...
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Run as administrator needed for IE8 workaround but user is in Administrators group

I'm running IE8 on Windows 7 and logging in under a company domain account (not the machine domain). The domain account is assigned to the machine's administrators group. As a workaround for the issue ...
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Can I install SQL Server 2012 Evaluation where SQL Server Express is currently installed?

I'm currently using SQL Server Express on my local machine, but I need to install SQL Server 2012 to be able to use the SQL Server Agent. Will this create a conflict on my machine or I can safely do ...
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Installing Cortana on a windows server

Is it possible to install Cortana on Windows server? The concept is this: Installing cortana on windows server Send commands from raspberry pi to cortana server to be analyzed Sending the data back ...
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Is it safe to uninstall MS SQL server from my PC?

My OS is Windows 7. When cleaning unnecessary sofrware from my computer I noticed that I have lots of SQL related programs installed. I don't know with what program thet came, I don't do anything SQL ...
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ETL Processing in azure

Reading the azure documentation, an Azure VM could reboot once every 3 months to install updates. If I was executing an SSIS ETL job at the time, I presume this would cause the job to fail and require ...
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Copy SQL Server database with full transaction log

I have full SQL server transaction log on one server and one database (full recovery model) that I unfortunately don't have direct access to the database. Something in the software is filling up the ...
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Unable to Install VS 2013 Integration Services Project from SQL Server Data Tools

I am walking through the SSIS Tutorial and have installed the SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2013, however the only SQL Server project template that gets added is SQL Server Database Project. ...
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Accessing locally stored external data

I have an excel file that has an external connection in it to a SQL server DB. The external data from the last refresh is stored in Excel somewhere as i can create new pivot tables from that data set ...
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Collation error when creating collection in Visual Studio Team Foundation server

I installed Visual Studio Team Foundation server v2010. I configured using the TFS Basic configuration wizard. It was successful. I tried to create the first collection , but there was a error ...... ...
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Weird SQL Time and Date exception in Windows

OS: Windows - Environment: MySQL I am facing a weird problem (for me at least), I was running some tests on database activities, the full scenario is like this: I have two Java programs manipulating ...
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SQL Server Witness Server Alternative

I have the setup below: 3 Database Servers 1 DR Database Server 1 Domain Controller 1 DR Domain Controller Currently I have the DR domain controller acting as the mirroring witness for the 3 ...
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Excel does not import Guids (Unique Identifiers) when importing data using the “External Data” feature

When I try to use Excel 2013 to import External Data from a SQL Server Data Source, it does not import the Guids. The Query I'm using is: SELECT * FROM TABLENAME The table Structure is: ThingId ...
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Why do I have to provide the port to connect to my SQL Express server?

I'm playing around with puppet and vagrant. As part of that I installed SQL Express in a Virtualbox using vagrant. That worked just fine, but for some reason I have to specify the port number in the ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Installation Error

I am desperate for some help installing SQL Server 2008 R2. It came as part of a software package from Rockwell Automation for their FactoryTalk View Studio software. I had the whole package working ...
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Setting up SQL Express on Azure VM

I'm trying to set up SQL express on an Azure VM. I already have SSMS 2012 installed but I cannot access .\SQLEXPRESS. This MSDN discussion says: run powershell script "ConfigureSQLExpress.ps1" ...
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Error is using Microsoft Query data in excel in 3rd Person's PC

I have a problem when using Microsoft Query in Excel Data Link. I have used SQL Server Connections before in Excel. When we use SQL Server, after doing the connection and retrieving the data, the ...
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unable to access network share and cannot access sql server on windows 8 over vpn

I was wondering if anyone has any tips on this issue I am having. I am running windows 8 and I basically have setup VPN exactly the same as how I have it setup on windows 7. But for some reason over ...
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How does SQL Server deal with a missing tempDB?

Azure has announced the new "D" series of VM's where the temporary drive resides on a SSD I was planning to use this as the tempDB, it should speed up SQL somewhat with faster temoDB access. ...
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OpenFire connect to SQL Server Database: Network error IOException: Connection refused

I am trying to get OpenFire to run with my SQL Server. I am following the instructions at Instructions. I have created a new database, named it OpenFireDB, and have created a new login and user, both ...
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Sql Server 2012 Replication Report

We have about 30 users with local installs of SQL Server that have to replicate merge their local data once a month with a central SQL Server 2012 repository. Is there a SQL Server first-party or ...