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  • Using NOLOCK in SQL Statement (SQL Server 2008)

    This is more a general question but a friend of mine is in the business of making websites and applications that aren't mission critical. So with that, is it bad practice to use the NOLOCK hint in SQL Statements? He was told by an SQL administrator that he should use it if he's satisfied with a...

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  • Access to the sign off database

    How to give access to the sign off database for user?

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  • iOS7

    How do I get the weather to show up in the notification center on my iPhone 5?

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  • Auto-trimming issue in SQL Server 2008

    I have a weird problem. Why in the the following SQL query does print 'equal' when run against SQL Server 2008. The database compatibility level is set to 100. if '' = ' ' print 'equal' else print 'not equal'And this returns 0: select (LEN(' '))I think its auto trimming in space. Anyone know if...

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  • Can’t open PDF files in Windows 7

    I have installed, uninstalled and installed Adobe Reader again, and get Acrobat failed to connect to a DDE Server message.  Could open PDF files when we had XP on other computer but not able to since we got Windows 7 on new computer. Have not been able to save and open in another window either....

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  • Receiving error message connecting to SQL Server 2008 R2

    I'm trying to connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 using Windows authentication. However, I can't because I keep getting this error:Login failed for user 'AVATOPIA\ian'. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous errors. [CLIENT: ]Now, I can log in...

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  • How to check brbackup status

    How to check the status of offline backup in brtools

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  • Connect AS/400 to web server

    Hi, I have a requirement where I need to send data/file to server using HTTP from my AS/400 server and then receive a response back from web server. Web server is using Java/PHP to accept data files. Please advise me an approach to do this. Thanks in advance.

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  • Is it possible to use ASCMD in SQL Server 2012?

    While using SQL Server 2008 R2, I was able to execute ASCMD SSAS queries. We recently upgraded to SSAS 2012 servers and I hope to reinstall all my maintenance scripts. I can't find any ASCMD tools in SQL Server 2012, nor any documents on the internet. When I try to execute a query I get the...

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  • Loading flat file into a database table with SSIS

    Almost every single morning, I have a tab delimited file with over 800K records. I need to load it into my database. This is the process: Get file from local or FTP Delete the old file which doesn't exist anymore in the database Insert only new records in the database Automated Don't overheat SQL...

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  • Oracle forms runtime fmx is not able to connect to database

    Hi, I installed forms and reports 6i on my system. I could able to connect to data using forms builder and developed form.When trying to open fmx file, its asking for logn credentials and when i give credentials its giving me ora-12222 error.Pls help me out in this.

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  • SQL Server 2012 CONCAT producing strange characters.

    Not sure what's going on here. I created the following query to produce quantity results by month: SELECT CONCAT( MONTHNAME(published) , ' ' , YEAR(published)) AS monthyear, COUNT(*) AS total FROM blog_articles WHERE status = 'Online' AND Year(published) = 2013 GROUP BY CONCAT( MONTHNAME(published)...

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  • Intellisense isn’t working in SQL Server 2008 R2

    We just got a new machine but everything was already installed on it, including SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 SP1. However, I don't have any intellisense in SQL Server Management Studio (aka it's not working). What should I do?

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  • Remote Call issues in SQL Server 2008 R2

    I’m having problems connecting to my database remotely in SQL Server 2008 R2. I get the following error. 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...

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  • Call pilot

    How many remote notifications can a user have?

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  • Synchronization

    How can I unlock my inbox. I currently have three emails in my inbox (sent them from an old Android phone, but I have a new Samsung) and cannot access?

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  • Scanning Active Directory for weak passwords

    Is it possible to scan our active directory and see if people have weak passwords? We have upped the password policy but what about for users that already have passwords and are not scheduled to changed them yet?

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  • Controlling VPN access

    Here's my scenario. I fall under guidelines of HIPAA. I have mobile users using laptops and tablets loaded with Cisco VPN CLient connecting to my Cisco 2811 ISR which functions as my router/firewall/VPN. I am using Micorosoft AD in my domain. To authenticate users to the domain. Is there an easy...

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  • Cisco VPN Issue

    Cisco VPN worked great for several months and now will not establish connection. Info below. What's going on?Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 5.0.07.0440Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Client Type(s): Windows, WinNTRunning on: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1336 16:47:20.996...

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  • Store and date times in SQL Server 2008

    Which is the proper way to store and date times in SQL Server 2008?datetimedatetime2I know the majority of differences between the two but should we just use datetime2 only?

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