SQL Server Management Studio, a graphical front-end tool shipped with SQL Server for managing and querying databases. It also supports managing other bundled systems such as SSAS.

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management studio 2016 setup does not launch

Wondering if anyone here ever experienced with the sqlserver 2016 setup not starting ? I downloaded the setup using this link on my machine : https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb500441.aspx ...
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Activity Monitor % Processor Time grayed out on SQL Server

The % Processor Time graph at Activity Monitor for remote connections stopped working and it grayed out after the physical SQL Server restart (image below), but when I get in the server with the same ...
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Can SSMS or SSDT validate and insert security objects? [on hold]

Can Sql Server Management Studio validate and insert security objects (roles, schemas, asymmetric keys, certificates, users, and so on) both at the server and DB level?
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SSMS clean output window with sql instruction

How can i clean output window in SSMS using t-sql syntax? Is it possible ? Do you know any workarounds ?
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SSMS 2016 Maintenance Plan Designer Perms

We have some older maintenance plans that were built with SSMS 2014 on a Sql Server 2014 instance. The connection defined for the plan uses a Sql Server account with sysadmin perms. When you edit ...
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Matching empty string is not working

I have the following query SELECT Ice.IceId, Ice.Code, Box.Ice, LEN(Box.Ice) AS IceCharLength, DATALENGTH(Box.Ice) AS DataLength, Box.Ice, ASCII(Box.Ice) AS ASCII, CAST(Box.ice AS ...
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Prevent SSMS changing tab to space when copying text from Result Tab

SSMS 2016 changing tabs to spaces when copying from Result Tab (does not matter ctrl+c or drag&drop). For example if execute this code SELECT 'a' + CHAR(9) + 'b' then copy text from result tab ...
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“CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 32” when attempting to attach database

I am having trouble connecting to a database I created in SSMS. Keep in mind this is my first time working with databases. All I've done in this database is create some tables and add a few records. ...
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Was Management Studio removed from SQL Server 2016 installation media?

I just tried installing SQL Server 2016 Enterprise but I noticed that Management Studio was not installed by default. I also noticed there is a separate link to SSMS in the installation guide which ...
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SSMS Script Create Options not working correctly

I am using SQL Server Management Studio 2014. When I right click any Stored procedures and select eight "Drop and Create to" or "Create To" option it always create an alter script. I Don't Know ...
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How do I uninstall only SSMS and Profiler for 2008R2?

I'm running SQL Server 2008R2 locally on my dev workstation, and I use SSMS and Profiler quite often. I recently installed the July 2016 version of those tools, and I'd like to remove the 2008R2 ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2016

It's a strange problem with my SSMS 2016. With in the query window backspace, del, up, down, left, right keys nothing works. But when I reset my environment settings with "Import and Export Settings" ...
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INSERT INTO SQL Server : Linked Server without specifying database in semi-fully qualified name

I have a server called DEV, a database called Nus12345, a linked server called SnapshotDev, a schema called Snapshot, and a table called SnapshotPersonEmployee. On the DEV server, there are many ...
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Why can't a user in a group with the sysadmin role see any stored procs in SSMS?

A developer who is in a "Developers" group granted the server fixed role "sysadmin" on the development SQL Server installation is unable to see any stored procedures in a database - only the "System ...
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How can I hide a column using a Select statement?

declare @bid varchar(4) = '1007' select sr.release_date, sr.customer_id, sr.customer_name, sr.item_id, sr.item_desc, sr.order_no, sr.qty_on_hand, sr.release_qty, ...
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SQL Server TempDB size issue

SQL Server reported that our tempdb is out of space. So I had a quick google search and found this on technet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms176029(v=sql.105).aspx Determining the ...
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SQL Replication Monitor does NOT show publication properties - Transactional Replication

The setup I have is as follows: a) Version SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU6. b) publication is on a separate availability group [AG1] and subscriber is part of another AG [AG2]. c) Distribution is ...
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SQL Server Management Studio - Processor counters for different sessions do not add up

In SQL Server Management Studio, I have two sessions. The workload for each session is: Session 1: while loop to select top items from one table; Session 2: while loop to update statistics of ...
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Why does SQL Server Mangement Studio not script Indexes by default?

Recently I realized by default, scripting the database does not including indexes, and I have to change the option every time. Could anyone please explain the reason? Is there any insight about this ...
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Managing SQL Server logins and database users

I am getting a little further into the database administration side of things and starting to set up security access to SQL server databases for users. I have a question about server logins and ...
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Log in as another SQL Server user via SSMS to check their permissions?

I am getting a little further into the database administration side of things and starting to set up security access to SQL server databases for users. I have a question: Once I have given a set of ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Shell Error - is it Causing this SQL Server error?

Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell has the infamous "Invalid License Data. Reinstall" error. I have SSMS 2014. I have tried reinstalling several times, I installed Visual Studio 2013 but SSMS doesn't ...
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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 2012 Reconnects each time I run a query

I use SSMS 2012 and each time i run a query especially the right click select top 1000 rows the database has to reconnect. I am not required to input a user and password but it is frustrating having ...
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Run SQL Agent Jobs in Sequence

While there are other questions out there in forums, I notice that those are several years old, and I hope that things have changed by now. I am using SQL Server Management Studio 2014 and I have to ...
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Clients filtered views are empty

I am trying to access the data in one of our clients databases. I got a backup file from them and opened it in SSMS. There is data in their tables but I can't find any in their views which I need to ...
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connection closes unexpectedly with different kind of errors

When I execute a query which returns more than 300 rows I’m getting random errors and the connection closes for example An error occurred while executing batch. Error message is: SqlDateTime ...
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SQL Agent parsing actually executes instead of just validating

I'm seeing some really odd behavior with SSMS 2014/2016 that I stumbled accross by pure accident. This was run on SQL2014 SP1+CU6 (the fixed one) in a non-prod environment. Here's the backstory. I ...
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Howto avoid textdata of trace gets truncated?

I have a trace file including the TEXTDATA column created by a server-side tracing. Some of the traced queries are very long. If I re-open the trace file on Profiler, the relevant long query is ...
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How do you install a TFS plugin for SQL Server 2016 Management Studio?

How do you install a TFS plugin for SQL Server 2016 Management Studio? The source control option is no longer in the option list so the existing workarounds no longer appear to work.
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Why are duplicate permissions appearing on the securables GUI in SSMS?

Why are duplicate permissions appearing on the Securables GUI?
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SSMS Crashes when attempting to restore DB from Azure URL

I'd previously been using the April 2016 version of SQL Server Management Studio with no issues, but have run into problems since updating to the GA June 2016 version of SSMS. When I try to restore a ...
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How to display User Mapping for offline databases?

When I use the GUI (SSMS) to review the User Mapping, where the Login has mapping to a database that is offline (or otherwise not available) I get the message below and it only displays Mapping for ...
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append 0 returned by DATENAME function Sql Server management studio

I want to append 0 to my minute(mi) result returned by DATENAME function of sql server management studio. select datename(mi,GETDATE()) If the current time where 12:06:33.12(hh:mi:ss) then '6' ...
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How to delete duplicate records in my database? [duplicate]

I joined about 12 databases into 1 db and in each database I have some duplicate records. How can I delete all duplicate records in my joined database? For example, I want to delete duplicate ...
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SSMS Error - Parameter is not valid

I have both SQL server 2005 and SQL server 2008 management studio installed on a windows server 2003 32 Bit. My issues is that both the SSMS opens fine but i face this below error messages when i ...
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Wingdings font in SSMS's column

I do want to create a column which should has check marks and cross marks. Here is the part of my query: iif(order_details.order_status = 'Y',char(252),char(251)) as [completed?] After I execute ...
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Export query execution settings from Management Studio

Actually, we're migrating from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014 (approximately 300 servers. With SQL Server Enterprise Manager 2000 and SQL Query Analyzer, we can export some settings (Connections ...
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My company changed windows domains and now I cannot access SQL Server Management Studio

I'm able to connect to the object but cannot access the databases (except for master) and cannot change permissions. This is just a local instance and I have backups of the data so I'm not concerned ...
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Microsoft sql server management studio (SSMS) shortcut for changing size of sql/result panes

In the good old days there was a shortcut ctrl-B for changing the size of the Query & Result panes in the Query Analyzer sql editor. In Query Analyzer, just press ctrl-B and the screen splitter ...
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Stuck task in management studio, how do you handle them?

After clicking on "Take database offline" in management studio this message stays hang and won't close if you click on close. What's a good way to deal with stuck jobs like these in management ...
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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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Not able to see systemViews

I recently installed SQL Server 2016 RC3 and latest version of SSMS (April 2016 preview). Today I subscribed to Azure S0 database. When I tried to check system views in Azure and in my local database, ...
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extract values from different stored procedures and create one report

At the company I work, the third party taking care of the database. So there is giant complex stored procedure that produces the result for one parameter only. When management needs a desirable ...
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Why do I not see Configure Distribution when I right-click on replication?

I'm using SSMS 2014 for SQL Server 2008 R2. Why don't I see 'configure distribution' when I right-click on Replication?
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Using SQLCMD with Variables

Im trying to do some general script that i can use to run the same INSERT/UPDATE or DELETE statements on different site databases. This was my first attempt which works just fine, but i have to copy ...
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In SSMS, is “Navigate to” (Ctrl+,) of any use?

In standard Visual Studio 2012 or higher, IDE window called Navigate to... (Ctrl+,) offers all useful objects in scope of currently open project (see samples) getting increasingly filtered as I am ...
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Can SSMS Object Explorer Details configurations be exported?

A number of employees make use of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). I have a configuration file for all new users for Environment (etc) configurations. I want to deliver a uniform view for each ...
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how to ignore the SSMS (sql server management studio) sql server ansi settings?

The options in Management Studio On Management studio Tools->Options->Query Execution->SQL Server there are options that are set and these prevail over the same options that are set on database level....
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How does SSMS get a list of files in a backup?

When restoring a database that has multiple files, SSMS gives you the option to restore as other paths and file names. How does it retrieve the list of files from the backup? Can I do that in a SQL ...