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SQL 08 mirror menu option missing

Posted on 2009-07-09
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I have, in the last few months, migrated my sql 05 data to a new server using Windows Server 2008 64bit SP1 and MSSQL 2008 SP1.  This server is to be the principal on mirror setup.  Last week on a different box I reloaded a 32bit version of Windows Server 2008  and MSSQL 2008 SP1.  This 32 bit machine is to be the mirror.  

On the mirror box, I am able to access the mirror menu option via right click/tasks/mirror or simply looking at the DB properties (any DB).  On the principal box - I can't access the mirror menu option either way (any DB).

Additionally, when I add the SQL install disk (the same dvd used for both installs), the features menu for the mirror box includes 2 items (already installed) that don't list on the principal box: Analysis Services and Integration Services.  BIDS is listed as installed on both boxes.

Hopefully I have included enough info for this to be clear to someone, as it is mud to me.

Thank you.
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Question by:Targhee
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by:rob_farley
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What version is installed on each server? Can you connect and "SELECT @@VERSION" for me (on both)?

Rob
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by:Targhee
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Hi Rob,
Thanks for the help.

Principal server:  

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP1) - 10.0.2531.0 (X64)   Mar 29 2009 10:11:52   Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation  Web Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.0 <X64> (Build 6001: Service Pack 1)

Mirror Server:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP1) - 10.0.2531.0 (Intel X86)   Mar 29 2009 10:27:29   Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation  Standard Edition on Windows NT 5.2 <X86> (Build 3790: Service Pack 2)
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Ah - Web Edition on the principal. There's your problem. Upgrade it to something better.

Rob
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by:Targhee
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Rob - thanks.
This server was to have been a Coldfusion server to begin with, but things were forced to be changed.  I was unaware that the web edition was a 'less complete' OS.  I think I will rework the hardware setup.
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