SQL Server Central Management Server is a feature that allows an instance of SQL Server that is designated as a Central Management Server to maintain server groups containing the connection information for one or more instances of SQL Server.

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SQL Server Policy Management Escaping for LIKE/NOT LIKE conditions

I would like to post this question and answer it right away in case anyone else has wondered... After hours of research and even opening this issue http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/...
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SQL Server Management Studio creates 18456 login error using registered server group

I have been using "Local Server Groups" registration for quite a while now with SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. I have created a group with 5 registered servers. They are registered using SQL ...
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Case Sensitive Ordering within the CMS Server List

I've got to believe there's a reason for this, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out. It looks like ordering of Server Names within any Central Management Server is Case SENSITIVE, regardless ...
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Collect data with central management servers and keep them in local table

I have 50 servers. I manage them from a central management server on SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. I don't use repository. I could open a query and get result for each one at the same time. But ...
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CMS List on Multiple Servers

We have SQL server instances set up in multiple locations (Standard Edition). To aid usage, I have set up a CMS on my local instance, with connections for various development/QA servers that are ...
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Querying multiple servers via CMS: When does [Server Name] become 'real'?

Maybe a silly question. I set up an CMS earlier this year, which has improved my work day immeasurably. Servers are split into appropriate groups, but occasionally I only need to target some servers ...
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How to extend the Central Management Server in SSMS?

I'm looking into Central Management Server and I'm a bit surprised there's no 'Custom Reports' node in SSMS to add things into. It seems like that's exactly where you would want to place something ...
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SQL Server Facets: “Linked Server” exist but “Registered Server” doesn't - why?

I'd like to monitor multiple SQL Server instances. Something similar to what is described in "Monitor Your SQL Server Linked Server Configurations with Policy Based Management" but instead of using "...
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What's the point in SQL Server Central Management Server?

Online MSDN article "Execute Statements Against Multiple Servers Simultaneously (SQL Server Management Studio)" (SQL Server 2012) states: "Note Before you execute the following procedures, ...
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Login failure error log when querying Central Management Server group

I am querying a group under a Central Management Server, which results in the following being logged to the SQL Server Error Log. Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 38. Login failed for user 'domain\...
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Execute Stored Procedure against CMS from within a SQL Server Agent job

Is it possible to execute a stored procedure (or any T-SQL) against a Central Management Server (CMS) via a SQL Agent job? The idea here is to exercise the CMS to hit all the registered instances ...
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Using Central Management Server to provide convincing performance statistics

Central Management Server The company I work offers dedicated VMware hosted servers to its Windows clients. Among those Windows clients, there are essentially 60 single instance SQL Servers ranging ...