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 2012 Managment Studio not saving auto recovery files

I tried to go to Tools > Environment > AutoRecover. The check box of save autorecover is checked. Save every "5" minutes. Keep autorecover info for: 7 days. But it doesn't save any auto ...
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Why can't I view the SQL Server database created by a web application?

I have an ASP.NET MVC web application deployed to IIS on a Windows Server 2012 machine. When the application first starts, it will create the database and tables it needs if necessary through Entity ...
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Is it “legal” to CREATE and DROP #SomeTable more than once?

I've got my code sort of segregated as "coherent blocks" that I can insert into a longer "configuration script" over and over, and one of the patterns I'm using is this: CREATE TABLE #WidgetSetting ...
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Error while taking backup using SSMS

I am using SSMS. I have about 5 logins. For a particular login I have all server roles other than sysadmin. It is a sql login (not windows authentication). In user roles it has all permission for ...
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Color syntax printing in SSMS 2012

It seems the SSMS of Sql server 2012 cannot print the SQL statements with syntax color anymore. Is it a bug? Does it have any workaround?
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Restore a SQL Server database to an offline copy

I have SQL Server Management Studio. I need to access a backup file (*.bak). How do I create a new database engine that is OFFLINE (running from my PC not the server) and then restore the database ...
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Does Management Studio let me change the format of new script names?

I use SQL Server Mangagement Studio to examine the definition of objects in my database. For example, to examine the definition of the table dbo.MSreplication_options in the master database, I would ...
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Recent Queries in SQL Server 2005

I'm using a PHP web application to interact with a database and need to catch an erroneous query. It's dynamically generated SQL and I don't know 100% of the code nor did I write it so I need to see ...
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Import Data replaces NULL with 0

I am using sql server 2008 r2 express. I am getting some problems when i use import data feature to import data from one database to another. I am using SSMS to do it. While using the wizard i choose ...
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How can I rename an auto-named constraint when I get this error 15248?

Method: Open SSMS. Find table. Open constraints. Find constraint name. Right click, rename. Give new name. EXPLODE. (well, it just fails, at least)
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SSMS login to different domain

Our production database is hosted by another company on their domain. I'm able to RDP into the box and login with the credentials they provided me but when I try to login from my local computer on my ...
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Configure SSMS intellisense / web browser settings to accept UNC directory path inputs

I would like to navigate to open a directory path from an in-line commented UNC path. SSMS integrates with Windows Explorer and Explorer allows UNC navigation from the address bar. Indeed, when in ...
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Microsoft Help Viewer in ssms 2014 doesn't open local documentation

I have Visual Studio 2013 installed I have downloaded all documentation I need installed via visual studio. I can open it with the command "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help ...
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Restore SQL Server database from .sql files

So we had an encrypted database that puked and killed our whole SQL Server setup. Sucks about our data, but we were smart enough to have our data structures / stored procedures / functions in Git The ...
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Running queries with SQLCMD vs. Running queries with SSMS

I've noticed something which i'm not sure about. can it be that running queries directly with SSMS is much faster than running queries with SQLCMD? I've noticed that the results of queries that ran ...
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SQL Server query result transfer time over VPN (WAN)

I have a mysterious phenomenon on one remote SQL Server 2005 which I manage and query using SQL Server Management Studio. I connect to the server through a VPN tunnel (provided by an ISP, about 8 ...
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Why would SQL Server remain unresponsive after a slow query completes?

I've just finished debugging a problematic SQL Server 2012 table-valued function. It was declared to use a unique column in the table: CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[myApp_getUserIdsFromXml] ( ...
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Odd SQL Server Studio error, but not on SQL Server Express?

I'm running a query that I got today from a previous question, and I just noticed an error that only happens when I run this query ON the server (RDC + MS Studio -- not express) vs on my machine which ...
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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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How to make SSMS upper case keywords

I recently started using Management Studio 2012. When using MySQL Workbench, a handy feature was that I could stay all in lower case and any reserved word (like SELECT, INSERT) would convert to upper ...
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Get IO stats request sql like activity monitor

Is it possible to get the same value as in the activity monitor (SSMS) for the "Database IO" as a result of a SQL request? click to enlarge
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Attaching a database in SSMS gives error

I am accessing SQL Server using SSMS, and a user with adequate permissions. When this user tries to attach a database by using SSMS (by right clicking on database node and then clicking on attach), ...
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Remove Database from SQL Management Studio Database List

I'm working with MS SQL Express 2008 and Visual Studio 2010. If you are attached to a local MDF file how do you remove it from the Databases list without deleting the file? The reason is to purge the ...
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Copying View in Management Studio

I want to copy a VIEW from one server to another. I could copy tables but I can't copy views. Is there a way to do so? Thanks
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How do you move a Database from one server to the other using MS-SQL-SMS

I need to move a database, but I want to make sure I do it safely and with all triggers, store proc and functions. I was think to simply detach the database from my server using MS-SQL-SMS and move ...
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Copy database, problem with not existing principal

I'm trying to copy a database from a server to my laptop, using Management Studio. However, after about an hour of copying, I get the error Cannot find the principal 'MVGSQL01\itsac', because it ...
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What are SQL Server Securables?

I migrated two applications to the new server. One of the them works without any issues but the other ran into back end sql permission problems like The EXECUTE permission was denied on the ...
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SSMS 2012 mutiple query windows using same session

I wonder if it is possible to connect multiple files or query windows in SSMS to one session? The reason is that I want to use local temporary tables that are created in one file/query-window in other ...
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Greyed out menu options, broken activity monitor

I recently installed SP1 on my 2012 SQL Server. Ever since then SSMS has behaved a little weirdly when I connect from my pc rather than from the local server itself. I no longer see the green ...
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Adding column from SSMS wizard in SQL Server

Today, I am reading through Pinal Dave's blog about adding column in SQL SERVER....One thing make me surprised that while adding column from SSMS wizard, it goes from following process: Create a New ...
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MSSQL Mixed-Mode Users cant connect unless they are in the server sysadmin role

SQL Server 10.0.5520 (2008 std sp3) My goal is to enable data connections in SSMS or Visual Studio for windows users w/out them being sysadmins. Ideally this would be done through Active Directory ...
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SHOWPLAN does not display a warning but “Include Execution Plan” does for the same query

I was running the following query in SSMS and it showed me a warning in the "Include Execution Plan" window select CLIENT_GUID, PMT_AMOUNT, DATE_COMPLETED from ( select payment.CLIENT_GUID, ...
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Reset the numbering at the tabs of the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

I notice there are some numbering on the tab of each new query (such as the number 52, 56, 57 and 58 as shown in the following pictures) What does these numbers means and is it possible to reset to ...
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sql server management studio 2008 sucks up with memory yielding .net runtime failure

PROBLEM sql server management studio 2008 sucks up with memory yielding a .net runtime error. It crashes with an empty message in an error-dialog but there can be found a little eventlog entry, ...
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how to turn off delimiters in generated SQL scripts for data types in SQL Server Management Studio

We are a software engineering firm. We use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to generate the few scripts we need to build and upgrade our databases. While it does an OK job, it bugs me that it ...
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Enabling SQL Instant File Initialization when Restoring to a Network Path

We have a large Read Only SQL DB (SQL 2012) that we’re restoring to a NAS as a current duct tape solution. I had wondered why the restore process seemed to be hanging. Part of my guidance along the ...
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Information about a column and the data it holds?

I'm working with a table that has 3 different dates associated with each item in the table. I don't understand what each time is so I want to know if there's a standard place that the person who made ...
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SSMS 2012 is not showing the tables of the system databases

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on my laptop connected to a SQL Server 2012. If I go in System Databases and then any of the 4 (master, model, msdb, tempdb) I don't have the Tables folder. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio : “Evaluation period has expired”

I've spent several hours trying to fix this issue so far with no success. I had installed SQL Server 2008 Evaluation Edition. Out of fear it might expire & create problems for me I installed SQL ...
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How to assign CTRL+F1 to sp_whoisactive in ssms 2012?

When I go to Tools > Options > Environment > Keyboard and Type in Query.Sp_whoisactive Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+F1 Click Assign. When I press Ctrl+F1, It still calls Help.
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Unable to delete Login

I've been using this site for a while and this is the first time I've had to ask a question, but just wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone who has helped me in the past (without knowing they did so). ...
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Strange behaviours with SET options in SSMS

I am investigating the effect of various SET options on the creation of indexed views on SQL Server 2014 CU1. The following code: ensures that the SET options are as they should be creates a table ...
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SQL Server Designers, Failed Saves, and Generated Scripts

I am a big fan of the simple diagramming tool that comes with SSMS, and use it frequently. When I save changes to the model, I have it configured to automatically generate the change scripts that go ...
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SSMS 2008 Object exploer not showing

Has anyone seen this issue. I am using SSMS 2008 (x64 Version 10.0.5768.0) on Win 2008 R2 machine. Management studio crashed and then when I launch it, it doesn't show Object Explorer even when I ...
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Management Studio all buttons disabled

I get an odd problem in my SQL R2. Although I can attach a new db to my db instance, but all buttons on the tool menu panel are disabled. So I cannot execute any sql query statements. It is really ...
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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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Removing Instances and SQL Server Express edition and going to Standard/Developer/Enterprise

I would like to move from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer or Enterprise. I just noticed that I have the following services running: SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) SQL Server ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio - default table view, default table parameters

A friend has recently started teaching me how to design relational databases. Long story short, as I am not SQL-capable yet, we're using SSMS and lots of right-clicking. And I am frustrated with ...
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Intellisense is not working since upgrade to SQL Server 2014

We recently upgraded our production server to SQL Server 2014. This server hosts ~2200 databases. When I connect to it as sa with SQL Server Management Studio 2014 and I type queries, Intellisense ...
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SSMS 2014 (and 2012) CTRL+TAB requires pressing enter

Sometime last week my CTRL+TAB behavior changed. I used to hit CTRL+TAB, release, then I would be in my previous document tab. Now I hit CTRL+TAB, release, and the nav window is still open requiring ...