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I have some SQL Server databases and use SQL Server Management Studio to manage them.

However, I find that is not very friendly to create, design and print database diagrams (for existing tables).

What (freeware, if possible) software do you know to be more user-friendly from this point of view?

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Did you try "Toad for Sql Server"? –  Pabloker Nov 29 '12 at 13:37
    
"user-friendly" is vague. What do you want to do? –  madth3 Nov 29 '12 at 16:52
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I would encourage you to try Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler even if you are working with SQL Server. Its free and you can create models for Oracle, SQL Server and DB2.

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I like the data modeler from Oracle. It's not Erwin but it can do a lot of what you need –  kevinsky Nov 29 '12 at 19:59
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Try Toad for Sql Server

They have a freeware version.

http://toadforsqlserver.com/index.jspa

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Toad won't let me connect to Azure SQL. What a waste of time –  DeepSpace101 Feb 9 '13 at 2:49
    
Downloaded the 100MB package, installed, connected to my server, tried to create a model for two tables - error. –  DWRoelands May 9 at 18:02
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Consider the free Schema Surf for SQL Server from Atlantis Interactive.

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