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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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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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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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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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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SQL Server Express 2014 Installation directory

I face recently a problem when starting SQL Server Management Studio. As it can't start, I uninstall it. When trying to install it again, I am asked to select the installation folder of SQL Server. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change version number of maintenance plan package

We have a Maintenance Plan on SQL 2012 that has been running fine. I made a change to it yesterday using SSMS 2014. When the plan ran last night I got the following error: The version number in ...
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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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SSMS IntelliSense doesn't work on particular database

I have SSMS 2014 installed on my desktop, and many 2012 and 2014 databases running in our data center. So far I found one database (database A) doesn't have IntelliSense working, for exampletyping: ...
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Browse for Servers does not display local instance

I just installed SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio but it doesn't show anything in servers list and I don't know how to connect to it. This shows that I have installed SQL Server: ...
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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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Full-Text Index menu option not appearing in SQL Server Management Studio AND error when right clicking a table

I am using SQL Server Management Studio Version 11.0.3128.0 and SQL Server 2014 12.0.2361 Web Edition. I have successfully created a Full Text Catalog following these instructions: Cannot use a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 does not exist or access denied" after installing SSMS

I recently installed SQL Server Management Studio (which also installed SQL Server 2016 to my local machine), and now am unable to connect to SQL Server from applications on my machine. It will come ...
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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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Connecting from SSMS to an EC2 SQL Instance

I have an EC2 server running SQL2008 R2. I opened the port 1433 and successfully tested with yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports. I have set the SQL Server to Accept Remote Connections. I have set ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 - Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program. (mscorlib)

I have a sql file, which is up to 180 Mb. When I try to open and execute it on Microsoft SQL Server Managment Studio 2012, I am getting this error. . What do do ? I researched on Google. And there ...
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Why does SQL Server Management Studio crash?

When I open SSMS I get this message: SSMS - SQL Server Management Studio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. What can I do? The issue persists ...
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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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How to map another server through SQL Server Management Studio

I am trying to map another server by giving the command EXEC xp_cmdshell 'NET USE H:\\568.256.8.358\backup_147 1234abc /USER:cranew /PERSISTENT:yes' I got an error with this: network path ...
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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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How do I modify the user interface language in SSMS?

How do I modify the user interface language in SQL Server Management Studio? For instance, if I installed in English, but wish to view in Japanese (to name but one possible example). I am running ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2014 Backup - Set Property Devices Error

I recently upgraded my local SQL Server to Version 2014, which also installed the SSMS 2014. When using SQL Server Management Studio 2014 to create a backup (both local and remote, Server Versions ...
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my azure sql database is not connecting with SSMS 2014

The firewall contain my IP in valid list but I am still getting error in connection. I tried the command C:\Users\MianAsbat>SQLCMD -U username -P password -S and got the following response. I ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server Management Studio crashes when attaching an mdf file

After the Windows 10 November update 1511, 10586 I cannot attach my databases with SSMS. It would just say that it has stopped working as shown below I checked the error log and so far this is what ...
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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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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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How to check connection string in SSMS2012?

I'm connected to database. I use db by Management Studio 2012 Express. Can I check connection string by click something in Management Studio?
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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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Save SSMS tabs with timestamp on a daily basis?

Is there a way to automate SSMS to automatically save down all current open tabs into a folder with a timestamp? Whilst I'd like to save every single useful ad-hoc query ever written with a nice ...
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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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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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Database cannot be upgraded because it is read-only or has read-only files. Make the database or files writeable, and rerun recovery

I have received a database file and the instructions for loading it is to install SQL Server 2005 and then attach it using SQL Server Management Studio. After installing everything, I tried to attach ...