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This is the official team Web Log for Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) SQL Support. Posts are provided by the CSS SQL Escalation Services
  • Blog Post: SQL Connection Pool Timeout Debugging

    This is a follow up to two blog posts from back in 2009 which talked about leaked connections.  In Part 1 and Part 2 of that post, it was about how to determine that you actually filled your pool.  This was centered around the following error: Exception type: System.InvalidOperationException...
  • Blog Post: SQLCLR and sp_OA* procedures are not compatible

    We ran into an issue today that is a bug you may need to be aware of because of its behavior.   When a SQLCLR procedure calls back into the SQL Server (in proc provider) and executes sp_OA*, during the callback activity, it triggers a bug (currently filed and being evaluated) that results in...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Adventures : AccessDeniedException when a user tries to Add Subscription

    I’ve been seeing a few cases that relate to a previous blog post which involved an AccessDeniedException when trying to perform report operations.  However, I ran into a different variation that involved the same error.  The scenario was that the customer has users that were in a the Viewer...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012: RML, XEvent Viewer and Distributed Replay

    Bob Ward, Keith Elmore and I establish goals for every release of SQL Server.   A primary goal is always to make supporting the SQL Server easier.  Not just in the sense of Microsoft support, although it does play a factor, but more so for you (the customer). During SQL Server 2012 planning...
  • Blog Post: Intro to Debugging a Memory Dump

    I was discussing debugging with some folk internally that didn’t really have much exposure to it, but wanted to learn.  I considered the items pretty basic and didn’t really dive into to much, but I had a few comments that the information was good.  One thing I found that was interesting was...
  • Blog Post: Conversion issues moving from VS 2005 to VS 2008

    I was asked to look at a case yesterday where the customer was hitting the following error after converting a VS 2005 Project to VS 2008. Error 3 Custom tool error: Failed to generate code. Failed to generate code. Exception of type 'System.Data.Design.InternalException' was thrown. Exception of type...
  • Blog Post: When a full dump isn’t really a full dump…

    I was working on a customer issue which involved debugging a dump.  The dump was generated via SQLDumper within Reporting Services.  So, the name of the dump was similar to SQLDmpr0001.mdmp.  When I opened the dump I saw the following: Loading Dump File [C:\temp\SQLDmpr0001.mdmp] User...
  • Blog Post: InvalidReportParameterException with Data Driven Subscription

    Worked on a case yesterday where the customer was getting errors when running a Data Driven subscription.  In the RS Log, we saw something similar to the following: library!WindowsService_15!950!12/10/2009-10:49:11:: e ERROR: Throwing Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities. InvalidReportParameterException...
  • Blog Post: SocketException when creating a new Report Server Database

    We had a customer call up that encountered a problem when trying to create a new database for their Report Server through the Reporting Services Configuration Manager.  This is what they saw: When we clicked on the Error link, we saw the following details: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: No...
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