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 display differential backup date in SSMS Object Explorer Details

SQL Server Management Studio exposes the Object Explorer Details (selectable from the View menu option) and its context menu that allows adding fields to the default display. Full and Transaction Log ...
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How can I get a copy of the SQL generated by Management Studio?

If I save a table in Management Studio's Table Designer for example, I believe it runs DDL SQL in the background. Is it possible for me to grab this SQL so that I can save it to a file?
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Can We Perform an “Up-To-The-Minute Restore” After Taking Transaction Log Backups?

The Setup: Say we have a Database in Full Recovery Mode that does a nightly Database Backup, Transaction Log Backup, and Transaction Log Shrink. Now the Transaction Log grows so quickly during the ...
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Allowing Foreign Key to be Null

I'm trying to create a relationship between two tables where one column in TABLE A is the foreign key for a column in TABLE B. However, there is one row in TABLE B that is currently null in that ...
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Can I get SSMS to show me the Actual query costs in the Execution plan pane?

I'm fixing performance issues on a multistatement stored procedure in SQL Server. I want to know which part(s) I should spend time on. I understand from How do I read Query Cost, and is it always a ...
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Trying to take a backup of a database, but drives are different than in file explorer

In SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008, I do the following: In the Object Explorer windows, right click on the database Choose Tasks -> Back Up... The Back Up Database windows appears. ...
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Could not start the SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sql Server agent can not start I could not start the SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS) instance as it will give me this error: The request failed or the service did not ...
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Executing TSQL script generated from SSMS in SQLCMD. Failing on quotes

I am attempting to deploy a database to a machine by executing a script generated by the "Generate Scripts" tool in SQL Server Management Studio. Here is the command I've issued: sqlcmd -S ...
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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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Question about new behavior of current connection combobox in SQL Server 2012

I have a question about the new behavior of the database selection combobox in SQL Server 2012 (Press Ctrl + U to move your focus to it). It seems that, unlike in SQL Server 2008 R2, clicking in the ...
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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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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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Simple Car Rental database

I am trying to learn SQL development using SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Management Studio. I was trying to model a car rental company, where clients can rent cars, and I have to know which client has ...
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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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SSMS Object Explorer Details causes deadlock while job is running

I have a problem with one of my SQL Server jobs. I've found that while the job is running, SQL Server Management Studio locks up. It always locks up while I'm looking at tables and sprocs within the ...
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SQLAgentReaderRole and SQL AD ID login case affecting ability to edit jobs

I have AD ID users on a SQL 2008 server that can't edit their own jobs. They can create them, but in order to edit them, they have to delete them and then re-add them. The issue is explained here: ...
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Connect only once for all queries in SSMS?

I have an MSSQL database on a remote server. SSMS 2012 asks me to connect every time I double click a query in "Solution Explorer" in my project despite all of them having the same connection. Also, ...
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How to make SSMS Properties Window coincide with object selected in Object Explorer

The Properties Window in SSMS seems lame to me. All it shows is the current connection properties. I would like to be able to click on an object in the Object Explorer (e.g. a table or a column) and ...
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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 ...
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Can I connect to a SQL Server 2000 instance from SQL Server Management Studio 2012?

I would like to update my development machine to SQL Server 2012 but I still manage some (very old) SQL Server 2000 machines. Wil my 2012 SSMS be able to connect to those SQL Server 2000 machines? ...
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Database is too large due to appended backup

My database MDF file is at around 600mb. LDF file is at 147MB. I seriously doubt that it should be anywhere near this. I suspect it's because the database has been backed up by my host with the ...
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SQl Server Password Change after installation

I have installed SQL Server 2005, but at the time of installation I forgot to change my password. Now I can access my database only in window authentication mode, and I want to access the database in ...
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Why is “Lookup” colored as a function reserved word in SQL Server?

In SSMS 2208, the identifier "Lookup" is colored hot pink as if it were a function (same color as, say, "Power" or "Convert"). Why? I cannot find it in the official list of reserved words. Searches ...
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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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How to control the order of servers listed in the SSMS connection dialog?

My current project involves a lot of database shuffling as we upgrade from SQL 2008 -> 2012, re-task hardware, repeat. One minor annoyance is the connection dialog in SSMS re-shuffling the server ...
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Data Collection reports fail because login is from an untrusted domain

I've set up a data warehouse and Data Collection according to BO. Reports are generated properly when running them in Management Studio running on the server but fail when they are run from Management ...
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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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SQL Server Management Studio Express 2012 “ONLY”

I have installed SQL Server Express(SSMS) 2012 with management tools. After a few months, the Management studio has stopped working. The error is: «« Evaluation period has expired. For more on how ...
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Suppress SQL Server Management Studio auto complete

Is there a way to temporarily suppress SQL Server Management Studio's auto-complete while typing a query? I don't want to disable auto-complete completely just say hold down some key while typing in a ...
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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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Save Connections in SSMS?

Can I save some sort of session or profile in SSMS (2008 r2) that will open up connections to a saved list of database servers when I open SSMS? So for example I frequently will open up SSMS and ...
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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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Why can't I use NEWSEQUENTIALID() as the default value for my column?

I'm trying to create a table in Management Studio and after reading about the new (from SQL 2005 on) NEWSEQUENTIALID() function, thought I'd give it a go. This is what I'm doing: But it's not ...
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Second instance of query designer for a single table in SSMS (Express)?

Forgive me if this is the wrong exchange site for this question. It seems like the right one. I have been a fan of writing queries manually for a long time, but recently I've got into the habit of ...
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Can you edit the context menu options?

Is there a way (registry hack is acceptable) to remove options from the context menus in SSMS? Specifically I'd like to remove the delete option from the context menu when you right click on a ...
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Does Restore “From database” restore from the most recent backup of the database or the actual live database?

In SSMS 2005, I want to use the GUI to copy a database by restoring in to a new database. I was using the "From database" radio button for the source, but then the databases in the list disappeared ...
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Did anybody use sqlcmd mode in practice? [closed]

SQLServer 2005 introduced something called SQLCMD Mode msdn link. At first glance this mode adds variable subsitution from command line batch files, and some escaping to OS commands. Is this ...
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Poor SQL Server performance when management studio closed

I've noticed a strange behaviour of SQL Server 2008 r2 express: usually my query execution time is ~650ms, but if I open Management Studio and run any simple query (for example SELECT * FROM ...
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Start Windows Service If Replication Fails

Setup: We have SQL Server Management Studio 2005 SP3 on all of our Servers. We have 1 Main Server, and 1 Secondary Server that has the database from the Main Server being replicated on it. (If it ...
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Why is my maintenance plan save overwriting job ownership?

I'm slowly untying all the system dependencies to the previous DBA's system account and moving them to a service account. The old DBA had ownership of all the jobs in our maintenance plan. In SSMS I ...
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Why evaluates “IS NULL” in SSMS interactive mode to “TRUE” but the same statement being executed in a SP to “FALSE”? [closed]

Given DECLARE @IN__CUST_NO INT DECLARE @OUT__USER_ID INT SET @IN__CUST_NO = 1000006660 CASE 1: IS NULL evaluates TRUE Since no CUSTOMER_NUMBER with the value of 1000006660 exists in our dummy ...
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Where will i download denali SSMS from? [closed]

I have read many blogs around praising new features in denali SSMS. I really wanna try but unable to find how to download only SSMS (denali).
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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 get accurate query performance?

I'm attempting to improve performance of a stored procedure. When I run the SP, it finishes almost instantly, as if something were cached. I was told to use the following two lines of SQL before ...
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When to add indexes to #temp tables?

When testing stored procedures in SSMS, it sometimes says there is a missing index on #someTempTable____________________000000000000005B] (someField) etc etc When I do add them like this to the sp: ...
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Why are breakpoints not being hit in SQL Server Management Studio?

SQL Server Management Studio allows debugging of SQL (breakpoints and stepping through the SQL). It is possible to step in to a stored proc being called and to see a call stack. However I cannot ...
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How do I read Query Cost, and is it always a percentage?

I'm currently studying for SQL 70-433 (the Microsoft Certification exam), and I'm getting very confused about the "query cost" performance metric. According to any documentation I could find via ...
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Migrate Data and/or Schema from DBv1 to DBv2

I have a production database which has been plugging away for several months. I have been making modifications to a duplicate copy on a test/dev server. I've added some additional fields (null ...
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Cant connect to Server using SSMS on my desktop

SQL SERVER 2008 R2 When attempting to connect to the default instance of sqlserver on our local server from SSMS on my desktop I'm receiving the following error. A network-related or ...
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Meaning of SSMS database icon preceded by scroll with red x

SSMS 2008 R2, connecting to a 2008 instance shows the above glyph in SSMS Object Explorer. None of our other instances show that icon. I've moused over it in the vain hopes that I'd get a useful ...