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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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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How to export settings (Query Execution) with SQL Server Studio Management 2014

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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How to restore backup and keep exisiting data in MSSQL? [closed]

I have test database and test table with some values, for example my table have name and family tables and john,doe as values. I want to restore my old backup to test table,database and keep my ...
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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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SQL Server 2014 client installation [closed]

We are upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to 2014. I am trying to install tools on my client machine to connect to the new test server. I downloaded SSMS Express and installed the management tools and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Help undoing an accidental restore on SQL Server 2014

Yesterday I made a serious mistake¹: Restoring the wrong database. Background (you may skip this section): I right-clicked the Test database and proceeded to the "Restore Database" section as ...
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Is it possible to attach a description field to the records in INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES?

In SQL Server, [database name].INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES has the following columns: TABLE_CATALOG TABLE_SCHEMA TABLE_NAME TABLE_TYPE This table has no additional fields, such as "DESCRIPTION" ...
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Pull the latest Employee and Manager Comments Based on Modified date

I have a table Comments which is linked to the Plan table. Each time the user adds a comment on a specific plan, the Comments table is populated. This table stores the historical data. I need to pull ...
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Does SSMS follow the same support lifecycle as SQL Server?

I've found information about the support lifecycle for SQL Server (such as this page for SQL Server 2008/2008R2), but haven't found any information about SSMS. Does SSMS follow the same support ...
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Cannot see new drive in SSMS maintenance wizard

I'm trying to setup a Backup Maintenance Plan in SSMS for Sql Server 2012, running in a failover cluster on Windows Server 2012. The current plan backs up to the same cluster volume where the ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Not Showing Server Name in object Explorer [duplicate]

I Recently Installed Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (SSMS) on my local machine for development learning purposes. I am running Windows 10 32 bit. When i try to connect, Server Name does not appear. Screen ...
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What are valid connection strings for SSMS login box?

What are valid connection strings for SSMS login box? Every once in a while I will have to connect to an instance of SQL Server with some specific configuration setting or in a DMZ where no host ...
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Database Recovery Pending

Today I opened Sql Server Management Studio, after logging in as normal one of the DB is marked (Recovery Pending). I tried to recover with the backup file - seemed to work, but would fail as poss ...
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SQL Server 2016 Plugin's not working [closed]

Recently I installed SQL Server 2016 on my PC. Here is the detailed information of my server : Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (RC1) - 13.0.1200.242 (X64) Mar 10 2016 16:49:45 Copyright (c) ...
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Don't see it : Integration Services Catalog, and open the [All Executions] report

I have SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.2. I am not seeing the option to the "[All Executions] report" in the Integration Services Catalog . How can I solve it? Update: I ...
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What versions of SSMS have an Express edition?

I know all the SQL Server versions from 2005 to 2014 have an express edition. This question is specifically about SSMS. There was an SSMS Express 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2, but I haven't found any later ...
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SSMS for 2008r2 job activity monitor works…SSMS for 2016 rc1 error message

Wanting to use the latest and greatest, I downloaded the SSMS 2016 rc1 (and have downloaded the previous previews, liking what I see) and I have a situation that is similar to How to resolve error ...
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Can we move SQL Server installed bit from default location to other drive

My client gave me command line installer for SQL Server. Since it is command line there is no option to select the installation path! So installer automatically chooses the default location C:\Program ...
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Start failed for Job in SQL Server Agent

I am trying to schedule a job which executes stored procedure but it is failing. DECLARE @return_value int EXEC @return_value = [dbo].[sp_WarehouseAttendance_New] SELECT 'Return Value' = ...
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Cannot update nor insert data to datetime field [closed]

I was trying to insert data through one web application I am developing and I could not insert data, while I was troubleshooting what the problem is, I saw that I can not neither edit datetime field ...
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Hide Schemas and Tables

I have the following structure: Views dbo.vSales Sec.vSales Tables dbo.Security Sec.Products Sec.Countries Sec.Users I have 2 groups accessing my Database: Administrators Standard_User ...
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Cannot Start/Stop Services using SSMS 2014 (but 2008R2 works)

In SSMS 2014, when I connect to a server in Object Explorer using my network credentials (I am a domain admin), I can do pretty much everything I would expect as a DBA. But I cannot start/stop/restart ...
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SSMS connects, Linked server fails

There's a SQL Server 2012 machine which I have login and password. It's a SQL Server login, not an AD one. I'm able to login using SSMS. But when I configure a linked server in my SQL Server I get ...
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How to backup SQL Server database once evaluation period has expired

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from last one month that is evaluation period software. I'm not able to login in management studio. when I enter my user name and password it gives the ...
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Restore Database Wizard not launching

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and trying to use the 'Restore' functionality to copy an existing database into a new one. This is something I've done a dozen times before, but I'm ...
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SQL Server Management Studio: The columns in table do not match an existing primary key or unique constraint

I have two tables: Students and Courses. I want to set a foreign key in the Students table from the couseId column to the courseId column in the Courses table. I have set primary keys to both ...
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SSMS: possible to script 'file per object' into categorised folders like in object explorer?

e.g. if you run the 'generate scripts' function (by right clicking on a db in object explorer) to script out an entire database, it creates all the files in one folder and annoyingly names them as ...
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Untrusted domain error connecting to another group in workgroup SQL Server 2014

I have two computers connected in a workgroup that are sharing files and folders. When I try to access the SQL Server of the other computer I get the same error from both. Login failed. The ...
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Maintenance Plan Wizard generates invalid script?

I've used the Maintenance Plan Wizard to create a plan. When I execute the plan, the "Maintenance Cleaup Task" fails with this error message: Executing the query "EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_delete_file ...
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Import view definition from Oracle to SQL Server using SSMS data import wizard

As the title says, I'm looking to import the create script from an Oracle view in order to recreate it in SQL Server. I can only access the Oracle database through the SSMS data import wizard. These ...
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Use connection string to connect to Azure database from SSMS?

I have a connection string for an Azure database. I'm hoping there is a place in SSMS where I can plop in that string and connect to it. Alternatively, if there is a way to do it with a T-SQL query, ...
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Is it possible to disable the remember password checkbox in SSMS?

Some time we are providing same laptop for 4-5 employees in our office for some testing purpose (since a costly licensed tool is exist in that laptop only), also asked them to do not click the ...
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Why does SQL Server need permissions to access data and log files?

When you want to attach a database, you can open them up if you put those mdf files in a folder such as: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\ But SQL Server will ...
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Why does server name need to be specified when accessing local instances?

Even though I have direct access to the physical database machine, I have to specify dbmachine\sql in the connection field, rather than just the instance name. Why is that?
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SQL Server 2008 R2: Could not connect to TCP error code 10061

I am having the problem that I'm simply not able to connect to a running SQL Server using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Every time I try to connect to the server I am getting: Could ...
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SSMS: Import from flat file (.csv)

In SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2008 R2, I wish to import a not-quite-properly formatted CSV into a database table. I was trying to use the wizard at <database name>->Tasks->Import Data. ...
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Connecting database ISSUE to remote database in mssql [duplicate]

May be This question seems repeated but please read whole question carefully. I have Microsoft SQL Sever in one PC (ex. machine A) and I wants to connect and get data from that database from another ...