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INF: Supported Windows Versions for SQL Server (Q122352)     
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This article provides information on the different versions of SQL Server and the Windows operating system versions on which they run.


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You can determine the version of SQL Server by executing the following
query:

select @@version
The version of SQL Server is also reported in the first line of the error log.

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INF: SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 2 Fixlist (Q254369)      
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The following is a list of fixes and various other improvements that have been made in Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0. For more information, contact your primary support provider. To determine which Service Pack level your SQL Server is currently running, execute the following statement from a Query Analyzer window.....

INF: How to Identify Which MSI File Was Used for an Existing MSDE Installation     
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After you install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2.0), there are three ways to identify which .msi file the MSDE 2.0 setup used. MSDE 2.0 has a maximum limit of 16 .msi files. Each .msi file is a separate package that allows you to install an instance of the Desktop Engine....

INF: Windows Authentication is the Default Security Mode After a SQL Server 2000 Typical Installation (Q269587)     
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After a Typical installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Windows Authentication is the default security mode. Therefore, after you install SQL Server 2000 and you attempt to connect to the SQL Server server by using a standard login like system administrator (SA), you may receive the following error message:
Unable to connect to server SERVER_NAME:...

FIX: ADO Returns No Resultset for Prepared Parameterized Query Involving CHAR Data with SQLOLEDB (Q311313)     
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ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) may return no data with the SQLOLEDB provided under the following conditions:
  • The Prepared property on the command object is set to TRUE.

  • The query has a parameterized LIKE clause.

  • The column included with the LIKE clause is defined as CHAR (and not as VARCHAR) at the back end.

  • The parameter value has fewer characters than the back-end column size.

  • You are connecting to either a Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 2000 database. If it is a SQL Server 2000 database, the Defer Prepare property is set to FALS..Read More..

INF: SQL Server 2000 Security Update for Service Pack 1 (Q316426)     
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Microsoft now distributes SQL Server security fixes as one download file. Because the security fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all of the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server security fix release. This Microsoft Knowledge Base article contains a list of all the security fixes that are available for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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SQL Server Security Fixes
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INF: Setting Up SQL Srv to Listen on Banyan VINES Net-Library (Q142584)     
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This article details the steps required for setting up SQL Server to listen on Banyan VINES server-side net-library:

  1. Determine what Banyan StreetTalk group you would like to use with SQL Server. This can be an existing group or a new group. For a new group,use the MGROUP program included with VINES software to add a new group for your organization. Let''s say you have decided to use "SQL" as your group and the organization is "MICROSOFT."
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INF: Examples of Sp_OA Procedure Use and SQLOLE.Transfer Object (Q152801)     
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The following Transact-SQL sample code transfers an entire database. It is a simplified example of how to use the Sp_OA procedures and the SQLOLE.Transfer object. For detailed documentation of the procedures and objects, query in SQL Server 6.50 Books Online....

PRB: Upgrade Wizard Fails with "Logins ID unable to open registry on the target computer." Error Message (Q310542)     
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If you perform an in-place or "one computer" upgrade from Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 to SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 2000 on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, the Upgrade Wizard may fail with the following error message: The Upgrade wizard is failing to export the logins from SQL Server 6.5. ''Logins ID unable to open registry on the target computer.''...

PRB: Windows NT Account Lockout with SQL Server CE Replication and Invalid Password (Q313153)     
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If you use an application based on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition (SQL Server CE) Replication or Remote Data Access (RDA), you may receive an error message similar to the following when you use an invalid password for use with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) servers that are set to use Basic or Integrated Windows authentication: 401.1 Unauthorized: Logon Failed after three logon attempts...

INF: List of Bugs Fixed by SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition 1.1 Service Packs (Q316497)     
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This article provides information about the bugs fixed by SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition 1.1 service packs. Because service packs are cumulative, subsequent service packs also fix the bugs fixed by previous service packs.
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INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition 1.1 Service Pack (Q316498)     
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Service packs are the means by which Microsoft distributes bug fixes. Service packs keep a product current. Service packs include updates and may include system administration tools, drivers, and additional components, which are conveniently bundled for easy downloading. Service packs are cumulative; each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, as well as any new fixes. You do not need to install a previous service pack before you install the latest one...

BUG: DTS Separates the Columns of Text at Invalid Trail Byte of DBCS (Q312089)     
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If you use the Data Transformation Services (DTS) Delimited option to import a text file with double-byte character set (DBCS) characters, DTS may erroneously parse the columns at trailing bytes of DBCS characters.This problem occurs when all of the following conditions are true:
  • The encoding of the text file is either ANSI or OEM.

  • You use a single-byte character set (SBCS) character as a column delimiter. For example: vertical bar ( 0x7c )

  • The trailing byte of...

INF: How to Grant Access to SQL Logins on a Standby Database When "guest" User Is Disabled (Q303722)     
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This article describes the procedure to grant access to a database that has been loaded in STANDBY state from another server when the "guest" user is disabled because of security reasons. The information in this article applies only to SQL Server logins, and therefore, to a server configured to use "SQL Server and Windows Authentication." This procedure cannot be used for Microsoft Windows NT logins or Windows NT groups.
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HOW TO: Remove a SQL Server Service Pack (Q314823)     
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This article will explain the steps required to remove a SQL Server service pack and will expand on the information contained in the Readme.txt file for each service pack. When you install a new service pack, the service pack makes changes to the system tables for maintenance reasons, and upgrades user and distribution databases that are members of a replication topology. Due to these changes, you cannot easily remove service packs. There is no automated way to remove a service pack, and the pro...

HOW TO: Obtain the Current Day with a MDX Query or Expression in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services (Q301537)     
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For a number of reasons, you may want to create a Calculated Member or a Multidimensional expression (MDX) that returns the current date. This article explains how to use the Microsoft Visual Basic NOW function in a MDX statement and a MDX expression to return the current date. The article also explains how to use the Microsoft Visual Basic DAY, MONTH, and YEAR functions in a MDX expression to return the Day, Month, and Year values of a date....

HOW TO: Cluster SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services in Windows 2000 (Q308023)     
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This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up SQL Server Analysis Services 2000 as a clustered service. Although Analysis Services is not a cluster aware application, you can install and configure Analysis Services as a generic service on a cluster....

HOW TO: Archive and Restore an Analysis Services Database from the Command Prompt in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services (Q312399)     
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This article describes the use of the msmdarch command to archive and restore an Analysis Services database from the command prompt. A member of the administrators group performs all the procedures for a pre-existing database.
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INF: How to Author MSDE 2.0 Setup Packages with Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 1.1 (Q299795)     
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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2.0) provides Merge Modules to provide flexibility for a developer to be able to consume the merge modules into his/her setup product. This article documents detailed steps about how to put together a simple MSDE 2.0 setup package from MSDE 2.0 merge modules by using Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 1.1.


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INF: COLLATE for Computed Columns is Deterministic for UNICODE Starting with SQL Server Service Pack 2 (Q308870)     
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Some applications require collations for specific columns that do not match the collation of the table. However, if all of the following circumstances are true, you cannot build an index on such a column:
  • The table contains a column (Column1), which you defined to
    hold strings.
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