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Password issue for Access db in SAP BI

It is little bit complicated system so let me do it in points: We have SQL server 2005 database that is accessed by multiple programs. We have Access 2013 database that works as front end for ...
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Excel: How to connect to a sqlserver localDB

I have created a LocalDB that I can work with in MS sqlserver management studio 2014, linqpad, and visual studio 2013. Here is the part of the "connection property" dialog in SSMS which shows the ...
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Import image from MS SQL Database into Excel

I have a MS SQL Database where images are stored as byte[]. Is it possible to import these byte[] into Excel and convert them back into images? I already have a connection to the database in my Excel ...
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Why I can't see the users that I have created

I have created 4 users on Active Directory Users and Computer: But I can't see the users on my computer management under "local users and groups" nor on my sql server! So, why I does not have "local ...
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Cannot connect to sql server express over host-only virtualbox interface

I have set up sql server express 2014 in a Windows 7 virtualbox guest, but I cannot connect to it using the jTDS JDBC driver from my Ubuntu host. I get a Could not retrieve database information error. ...
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SSMSE version is suitable for MS SQL Server 2008 SP4 in Win 8

Can anybody know and provide the suitable version & download link of MS Management Studio for MS SQL Server 2008 SP 4 in win 8? Am downloaded the SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU and when install it ...
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SQL Server 2012 change query result position [duplicate]

Traditionally in SQL Server while executing a query the result is displayed below the query dividing the screen horizontally. Is there any settings that can be done to displays the result to the side ...
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I am trying to loop through my counter to create a dynamic sql query which should finally look like [migrated]

I am trying to loop through my counter to create a dynamic sql query which should finally look like 110 111 112 I am trying to use this approach to get the final query but doesnt seems to work ...
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What is “NT AUTHORITY” and “NT SERVICE”

I can find many info on what is "NT AUTHORITY" slash "something". Same for "NT SERVICE". But not for the part before the slash. I run into them from time to time in my work. I might receive ...
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Unable to install SQL 2014

When I'm trying to install SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU i got following error. SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: There was an error generating the XML document. Error code ...
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SQL Server 2008 Backup to networked drive

When I go to backup a SQL database - I only see options to do the backup on a local disk. Is it possible to backup to a network drive directly?
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Cannot uninstall SQL Server 2005, no matter what I do

Windows 2003 Server R2 64 bit I do Control Panel, remove programs, and get: Setup failed.. the dialog box disappears so fast that I am unable to write down all the messages, but the items get the red ...
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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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What ports do I need to open for offshore to access our SQL Server db?

When using SSMS, for example, for connect to a SQL Server, I would specify the server name to which a wanted to connect as well as the Authentication method, in this case, Windows Authentication. If ...
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Windows Integrated on IIS with SQL server on different computer

I need to deploy an intranet application on IIS 7.5 that can connect to a SQL server on a different computer with the user identity. The user must use its Identity to connect to SQL Server. I ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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Connect to SQL Server. Error 26 : the type initializer threw an exception: error locating server instance specified

I have a SQL Server 2014 Express installation. It is configured for Remote connections TCP is activated mixed mode Authentications are allowed and the server firewall is deactivated My program ...
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How can I model a pre-existing SQL database structure?

I have a MS SQL database that has been running strong for 10+ years. I'd like to diagram the database structure, without spending hours laying it all out in Visio or something similar... I've ...
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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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Archive Outlook mail items into SQL Server

I am looking (and so far not finding any) for a solution to archive e-mail items from my Outlook into SQL Server. My PST is beginning to get really really big, and I'd love to extract my older e-mail ...
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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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sql database errors 823. Can someone help me? [closed]

I have a question….How to fix sql database when generating an errors 823? Please help me to out this! Thanks
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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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Connecting from Mac OS X 10.6 to MS SQLServer

I develop iPhone Apps so my set up is a Mac running Snow Leopard (10.6). However the databases that the App connects to all run SQL Server (2005 or 2008). I would like a native (free?) solution to ...
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Connecting to host OS database from guest OS VirtualBox virtual machine

I’m using Pentaho BI server in a CentOS VirtualBox machine, and now I want to connect it to an SQL Server database that I am running in my Windows host OS (localhost). Is there a simple way to do ...
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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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Cannot install SQL Server 2012

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 and got this message: SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: The resource 'Microsoft.SQL.Chainer.PackageData.Package.xml' failed to load from ...
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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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Query parameters in an external connection to sql server

I want to do exactly this:http://dailydoseofexcel.com/archives/2004/12/13/parameters-in-excel-external-data-queries/ but I want to do it in Excel 2010 and also I am querying SQL Server instead of MS ...
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Visual Studio 2013 + Business Intelligence SSDT and missing Reporting Server templates

The other day I have installed Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013 (SSDT: Replacement for BIDS) and started using reporting features in VS2013. However, ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Process 6 generated fatal exception c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. SQL Server is terminating this process

I am running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) - 10.50.4302.0 (X64) (Latest CU11, Feb 2014) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a simple database and a website that runs on the same machine using IIS. ...
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Default SA password of SQL Server automatically installed by SharePoint Server 2010 setup

I installed SharePoint server 2010 recently on a test server. It was installed in standalone mode. After the installation, I realized that it had installed SQL Server Express 2008 (10.0.2531.0) ...
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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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Rule “Restart computer” failed when installing SQL Server 2008

When trying to install SQL Server 2008 Developer and Enterprise editions on a Windows 7 box I've got this message: Rule "Restart computer" failed. A computer restart is required. You must ...
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Windows 10 .NET 3.5 installation

I'm on build 9841 of Windows 10. I downloaded .NET 3.5 SP 1 full. I double click the installer but nothing happens. Is that .NET version not compatible with Windows 10? I need it to install SQL Server ...
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AdventureWorks 2014

I'm trying to restore the AdventureWorks2014.bak file. SQL Server is installed locally and the .bak is saved locally. I am using the instructions from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhuDtvbpses. ...
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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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Windows 8 & Server 2012: SQL Server Connection Delay

When connecting from a Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 box to a SQL Server machine, it takes 2 sec to open a SQL connection and .5 sec for any SQL command to execute. Connecting to the same SQL ...
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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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Database is full; what should be the strategy?

What if my database is full and I don't have any spare hard disk or memory space. What should my strategy to free up the space?
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Access losing db connections

I have a weird problem going on at work. People have been using MS Access to connect to SQL Server db and lately people are getting sporadic problems with connecting to the servers. It's not always ...
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Is there a way to restrict direct write access to the database in Microsoft Access 2007?

I'd like to set up an Access (2007) project that contains queries on a database (actually in MS SQL Server 2005), but I don't want to allow any direct writing to the database. How can I make it ...
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MS Access vs MS SQL Server

These are two offerings from Microsoft - MS Access and MS SQL Server. What type of users/uses is Access meant for? Apart from the degree of usage (in terms of number of users), are these two products ...
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Should I install SQL Server on a SSD drive (educational purposes only)?

I have just started using a 120 GB SSD drive on my laptop. I wonder if it is a good idea to install SQL-Server on this partition. I am sure I will want to install Management Studio there but what ...
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SQL management studio hangs when opening after being closed down on dual screen

I have a dual screen set-up. I'm running windows 8.1. I have had this issue with Management studio 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014. If I drag the management studio screen across to my 2nd display, and then ...
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Move database from SQL Server 2012 to 2008

I have a database on a SQL Sever 2012 instance which I would like to copy to a 2008 server. The 2008 server cannot restore backups created by a 2012 server (I have tried). I cannot find any options ...
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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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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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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 ...