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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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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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Less daunting front end for SQL Server

We currently have a few users who have been using Access very succesfully to throw around large amounts of data. We've now got to the point where the data is just too large to be held in Access, as ...
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How to: Database Model in Visio 2013

I am unable to find the "Database Model" in Visio 2013 and upon linking an existing database to Visio, there is no option to Reverse Engineer. Where do I find this functionality?
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Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I am running Windows 8, 64 bit and have SQL Server 2012 installed. I downloaded the client tools, looked in the directory for SQL Server Management Studio, and see it's there. When I try to run SQL ...
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Component Services Error Log - SQL Server Distributed Replay Client

I am getting the following error on a Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 Virtual Machine install: Log Name: System Source: Distributed COM Event ID: 10016 Level: Error Date: 2/20/2013 8:22:14 AM The ...
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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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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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Microsoft PHP SQL Server Drivers not working, cant load module

I am trying to install Drivers for PHP to be able to talk to my SQL Server. I am running PHP 5.5.15 on XAMPP, and SQL Server 2014. I downloaded a driver package from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-...
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How to load files according to Created Date in Windows command prompt

In SQL Server using xp_cmdshell, I was able to load files according to Modified date using a command for e.g., z: & forfiles /m *.jpg /s /d 07/16/2015 /c “cmd /c echo @fdate @ftime @path” But I ...
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How do I add an AzureAD user to SQL Server for windows authentication

When users are logging in to a Windows 10 desktop with an Azure Active Directory account how do I add them as a user to SQL Server? Using the Search dialog from the Add Login dialog doesn't seem to ...
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SQL Server Results to File Creates extra lines at end

When I route the output of my queries to a file, there are one or two blank lines at the bottom. When I run the query though SSMS (2008 or 2012), I get two extra blank lines. When I run the query ...