SQL Server Admin 2014 :: SSMS Will Only Run As Administrator
May 28, 2015
After installing SSMS on some computers - the only way we can get SSMS to run correctly is to run it as the administrator. Is there a way where you don't have to do that? These end users are logging as themselves and have accounts in SQL Server all set up - but SSMS will only launch for them if we right click and select "run as administrator".After doing some digging - it seems that this is a common problem out there.
I have a weird intermittent issue with an enterprise version of SS2014. When clicking or right clicking around SSMS will lock up and display the 'SSMS is busy - waiting for an internal operation to complete'. It is only specific to the server as when I connect using my local SSMS this doesn't happen. This was happening both pre and post SP1 install.
I'm using ssms 2014, but got the same problem with 2012. I use ssms almost entirely on remote desktop sessions ( Windows 7, Server 2008R2, Server 2012 ). It may be related to having filtered job activity monitor windows open for hours, but about once per day ssms fails, and has to restart. Upon resuming usually only one of several queries is restored.
- An MSSQL 2014 Standard server that houses multiple small databases (in excess of a hundred). - These databases are frequently dropped and restored by an application that uses this SQL Server. - There is a business need for this setup at this time, so I can't get away from it. Therefore answers like "don't have so many small databases that are frequently dropped and restored" would be somewhat unuseful
This is the problem I have:
- When I connect SSMS 2014 to the server and expand the "Databases" node, it takes forever to display. In comparison, SSMS 2008 connected to SQL 2008R2 server with the same number of databases displays the Databases tree very quickly.
I ran a trace to see what exactly SSMS 2014 is doing. When the "Databases" node is expanded, it runs a query that checks each database for Memory-Optimized Tables (new and wonderful feature of SQL 2014 for sure, but I'm not using it, at least yet). Naturally, when you have to loop through over a hundred DBs, it takes time. Worse yet, if one of these DBs is in process of being restored, the query sits and waits to time out before proceeding to the next DB. Sometimes this causes outright timeouts. Here is the query:
use [MyDatabase] SELECT ISNULL((select top 1 1 from sys.filegroups FG where FG.[type] = 'FX'), 0) AS [HasMemoryOptimizedObjects]
To be sure, this is NOT a SQL Server performance issue. This server processes a rather heavy workload and has been doing so for over a month, and the workload completes within expected time limits or better. Even so I've done some basic performance measuring, and the server itself is quite all right.
Moreover, if I connect SSMS 2008 to it, I get an error message (Index out of bounds or somesuch), but SSMS 2008 does connect, and displays the Databases tree much faster than SSMS 2014.
I'd like to turn off the option to check for Memory Optimized Objects altogether, as I'm not using the feature.
I've two instances(Default, Named[dynamicsFINANCE]) running on SQL server 2014. However, when I try to connect to named instance say (dynamicsFINANCE) using SQL authentication from local SSMS, I get below error message:
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: -1)
I assigned a static port number to the named instance [dynamicsFINANCE] 1450. I also setup the firewall rule to allow access to Port 1450.
I want to set up a database role so that users can use sp_readerrorlog through SSMS. It does a check on membership in the securityadmin role.
I have tested it and can see you can grant execute on xp_readerrorlog but the SSMS GUI uses sp_readerrorlog.
I thought I could create a user/certificate and add the signature to sp_readerrorlog but it's not permitted (likely because it's not a normal database object).
So the other solution is to add the users to the securityadmin role but then explicitly deny alter any login (best done with a custom server role in 2012+ but otherwise just manually in 2008). I tested this out and it works, I'm not able to alter any logins or increase my own permissions, I also did a check of what's reported from fn_my_permissions(null, null) and it shows minimal permissions like I'd expect.
I have simple query which creates tables by passing database name as parameter from a parameter table .
SP1 --> creates databases and calls SP2--> which creates tables . I can run it fine via SSMS but when I run it using SSIS it fails with below error .The issue gets more interesting when it fails randomly on some database creation and some creates just fine .
Note** I am not passing any database of name '20'
Exception handler error :
ERROR :: 615 :: Could not find database ID 20, name '20'. The database may be offline. Wait a few minutes and try again. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPID: 111 Origin: SQL Stored Procedure (SP1) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Could not find database ID 20, name '20'. The database may be offline. Wait a few minutes and try again. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Error in SSIS
[Execute SQL Task] Error: Executing the query "EXEC SP1" failed with the following error: "Error severity levels greater than 18 can only be specified by members of the sysadmin role, using the WITH LOG option.". Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, "ResultSet" property not set correctly, parameters not set correctly, or connection not established correctly.I have sysadmin permission .
If I install an instance with Windows Only authentication, and then change it to Mixed Mode, if I enable the sa login, the password has already been set. What is the default? If it's generated, how secure is it? Is the password generated? What algorithm is used for that?
My sql databases in SQL Server 2014 has the status "suspend" as I saw in SQL Management Studio. I can't restore to serviceable condition sql databases through standard procedures. I need to restore .mdf file.
I am using a monitoring system where I can monitor a numeric SQL result assuming the result is one field and one row.I would like to do this to say monitor the free available space or percentage on say the Master database. DBCC SQLPERF gives me a few columns and results for all databases on the server.
In our environment applications are using a DNS name which points to the physical server ip address. Now we are planning to move to 2014. We are planning to have servers in different subnets so we will be having two ip adresses for listener. How we can point the DNS to the listener ips? If failover happens can the DNS point to the exact ip address of the listener where it's primary node?
"Process 0:0:0 (0x1e10) Worker 0x00000006B6D341A0 appears to be non-yielding on Scheduler 13. Thread creation time: 12906028806348. Approx Thread CPU Used: kernel 0 ms, user 0 ms. Process Utilization 13%. System Idle 84%. Interval: 70189 ms."
Is it better to run the profiler or performan counter?
What are the filters we have to select in the profiler to monitor the Sql server
What is the best approach for a read only copy of a database that is ~ 1TB. The primary database is fed nightly with an ETL process. We are currently trying to duplicate the ETL to read only server but that process is not going well. So we are looking at other options to let SQL make the copy.
The primary database is on a Win12R2 with SQL 12 or 14, a 2 node A/P failover cluster.
The read only copy will be on a Win12R2 with SQL 12 or 14. It is not a requirement to fail over to the read only copy if the primary should go down.
What would best the approach to accomplish the end result?
I have 10 databases which are configured as principal in mirroring I need to failover all the databases as part of failover , instead of writing query each database as parner failover, is an script which will generate the databases as principal to failover ?
Have a SQL 2014 install and cannot for the life of me get the maintenance plan to remove old backups. I've tried everything. Rights to the folder where the backups are stored are adequate, extension set in the clean up task is as it should be, etc. Log shows the job ran successfully. Running the command manually shows successful completion, but backups are still not removed.
when execute the restore log command, in the messages window it shows how many seconds the restore takes, at the meantime, on the status bar, it also shows the seconds the command takes.
Two values are different and could be very different, please see below examples , restoring takes 1.8 seconds, but in total the command takes 4 seconds to complete, the other one is 8.1 seconds and 12 seconds.
What does SQL Server or Windows do after the restoring?
I did a xperf, I can see after the restoring is completed, sql server did garbage collect and log write, which just run very quickly, but storage is busy on reading the log file for nearly 2.2 seconds( 4-1.8), and 4 seconds ( 12-8.1) .
see pic 1 above, from 13 to 17, the restore operation is finished, but the storage jump to 100% active to do some reads, only reads no writes. zoom that period shows pic 2, it read 4096 (I don't know the unit size) for about 4 seconds, what does this do?
Data file, log file, backup file are no different drives, but all local drive, the interesting point is the read jumped after restoring, I tested it on different server, same result...
I've got an old version of SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition on an old PC which is failing. I've got a new PC and have put SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition onto it. Now before the old machine completely dies, I've gotten into SSMS on the old machine and did a backup of the databases I want to save. I've moved the .BAK files to where I could get to them from SSMS on the new machine. I've gotten into SSMS and tried to do a restore the database to my new machine. However I'm getting an error that does not make any sense to me.
The database I'm I've backed up is named JobSearch. When I backed it up, that was the only database I had selected. Like I said I copied the .BAK to the new machine. Got into SSMS, told it that I wanted to restore the JobSearch database, telling it where I wanted to put it, and it then immediately fails with a:
"Restore of database 'JobSearch' failed. System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Logical file 'VideoLibrary_Data' is not part of the database 'JobSearch'. Use RESTORE FILEISTONLY to list the logical file names."
Well of course VideoLibrary isn't "the logical file". But neither did I select VideoLibrary (which is a database I also want to move, but I'm doing one at a time). So what in heck is going on here? Why is it complaining about a database I haven't even selected to back up? Why, when I check everything on the old machine, it's backing up JobSearch, but on the new machine it sees VideoLibrary?
Message: Executed as user: NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM. The transaction log for database 'tempdb' is full. To find out why space in the log cannot be reused, see the log_reuse_wait_desc column in sys.databases [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 9002). The step failed in my sql server agent job i have the above error, this type of errors i got some of multiple jobs.
We have applications connected to SQL using windows authentication. While having connection with Application user can also access to Database instance on the same time as well. We need to limit the access of user outside application.