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How To Enable CLR on a Microsoft SQL 2005 Server

A while back I worked for a small hosting firm that focused on Microsoft products. As part of my responsibilities I wrote a great deal of documentation for them for a variety of tasks - some basic, some more advanced and problematic. Anyway I was pleased to see today that these tutorials are still published on their site. Follow this link, for instance, to read an instructional guide on how to enable CLR with MSSQL 2005 .

Your Daily MSSQL Tips - Display Table Size and Disable Maintenance Plans for MSSQL 2005, MSSQL 2008 and MSSQL 2012

Yeeesh posts have been MSSQL-heavy. I've just been working on this stuff for quite a bit lately - by no means is this my favorite database. Anyway, you're not here for that. You're here because you need to fix something that's broken and Google says I have it. Here you go: Find Database Table Size Your database is growing and you need to know why. First step would be to find out which table is responsible for the growth - but how? Right click the database in question and run one of the following queries: Displays the size of every table - exec sp_Msforeachtable 'exec sp_spaceused ''?''' Displays a specific table - exec sp_spaceused TableName Disable a Maintenance Plan Let's say you want to temporarily disable a maintenance plan. You are trying to troubleshoot it, but you don't want to delete the entire thing and re-create it. You may have noticed SQL Management Studio's GUI has not straight forward way of doing this. First,

MSSQL .NET sysobjects Cheatsheet - Viewing and Creating Sysobjects

The following in formation should be valid for MSSQL 2005 and 2008. Sysobject creation is best handled using the GUI available at $WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\$version_number\aspnet_regsql.exe. Under some circumstances, this may not be possible or preferable. In those circumstances, the following queries can assist you. To view all installed sysobjects for the database, run the following query, replacing DBNAME with the name of the relevant database: use DBNAME go select * from sysobjects where xtype ='P' and name like 'aspnet_%' Sysobject creation scripts are specific to the object. The script below will create aspnet_SchemaVersions: CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].aspnet_CheckSchemaVersion    @Feature                   nvarchar(128),    @CompatibleSchemaVersion   nvarchar(128) AS BEGIN IF (EXISTS( SELECT  *                FROM dbo.aspnet_SchemaVersions                WHERE   Feature = LOWER( @Feature ) AND                        CompatibleSchemaVersion =

How to Fix MSSQL Error 15023: "User already exists in current database" and Stored Procedures for Preventing MSSQL Orphan Users

Whether you are using MSSQL 2005, MSSQL 2008 or MSSQL 2012, orphaned users are common when restoring a database. It happens like this: you restore the database successfully. Being a thorough and awesome database administrator, you check the user mappings for the owner/primary database user assigned to the database, and see that the user exists in your server instance, but is no longer assigned the correct mappings. You attempt to restore the mappings, but when you do, the MSSQL server responds with the error below  Error 15023: "User already exists in current database" Below are a series or commands that can be used to immediately resolve errors like this, followed by a series of stored procedures that can be used in a number of ways to keep your MSSQL instance orphan-free on a more long-term basis. The scripts below assume a number of variables. Keep these in mind and replace them with the correct values before executing the respective queries. The $ character i

Simple T-SQL Script to Kill All Connections to a MSSQL Database

When restoring an MSSQL database, it is common to receive an error similar to this one:  " The database could not be exclusively locked to perform the operation ." Msg 5030, Level 16, State 12, Line 1   This error can occur in MSSQL  2005, 2008 or 2012. There are a number of workarounds for this. Some will tell you to disable the website's application pool in IIS, but this doesnt help if someone remotely is connected using SQL Management Studio. You can go into Performance Monitor and manually kill each process, but often the processes jump up faster than you can disable them by hand.  Where that is the case, perform the following procedure. Assuming your restore job task window is properly configured and just open, keep it open. You can right click on the database server and select New Query without closing the restore job task window, which wastes time when you must recreate it. Then, enter the following script into the query menu (be sure to update the

How To Fix MSSQL Error 3219

You've done everything right with your MSSQL database restore. All of your versions match. All connections to the database have been killed. Your BAK file is valid, you have adequate permissions to both it and the proposed MDF and LDF file paths. And yet, when you attempt to restore using MSSQL 2005 or 2008, the task fails with the following: The file or filegroup X cannot be selected for this operation. RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3219) Often the most infuriating problems are the one's with the easiest solution. To fix this, simply perform "Restore Database" instead of "Restore Files".