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 do Identity Columns get Replicated?

During Transactional Replication, we have data going from Server A to Server B. Say we were to reseed an Identity Column on a Table on Server A (for whatever reason), how would this affect the data ...
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How to downgrade my mdf file from version 661 to 655 or earlier?

I have a problem when attaching the file AdverntureWorksLT2008R2_Data.mdf to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). The database 'AdventureWorksLT2008R2' cannot be opened because it is ...
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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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Enable SSMS in SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

We just had an upgrade of all our computers here, and on one of them we loaded our licensed copy of Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Developer edition. I then loaded the service packs (4 for ...
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Multiple “model” DBs — or db creation 'profiles'

I know you can't actually have multiple 'model' DBs on the same server instance. BUT, I'd like to have something almost like it. Basically, we have a business model where each customer is its own DB, ...
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How can I view special characters in SQL Server 2012 Management Studio grid view?

In a SQL Server 2012 database, I have a log table where I log SQL queries executed by a VB.NET application. The field is defined as nvarchar(MAX) In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, when I ...
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How to script all permissions on a schema

SQL management studio allows to create scripts for all db objects, however I so far couldn't find a way to correctly script a schema or user. The permissions of a user on a schema are not included in ...
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Non-clustered index with all columns for “select * from”?

I have a simple SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE DataDate = '18-AUG-2013' query on a table that contains 340 columns and 3.4M rows. Running estimated Execution plan in SSMS (Ctrl-L) suggests I create a ...
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Connect to SQL Server 2012 running on Azure VM via local SSMS 2012

I have been testing VM on Azure. I have created a SQL VM running SQL 2012 on Windows 2012 and would like to connect to it via SSMS 2012 on my local instead of connecting via RDP through Azure Portal. ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 - horrible blue background [closed]

I've just installed SSMS 2012 and when I loaded it up I was presented with a nasty blue background - it looks so bad that I honestly thought something was broken, but apparently it's supposed to look ...
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How to make SQL Server Management Studio use latest version of SQL Server?

I'm upgrading my dev machine from Windows 7 to 8. While installing earlier versions of Visual Studio it installed SQL Server 2005. I then went to this site and downloaded and installed SQL Server ...
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Auto-generate scripts to create tables, indexes, etc

In SSMS, we can right click a database/table/index/... and select the "Script As" option to generate a drop and create script. Is there a way to automate this script generation and drop the scripts ...
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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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Recovering from: A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server in SSMS

Every now and than I loss the connection in SSMS and get the message Msg 121, Level 20, State 0, Line 0 A transport-level error has occurred when receiving results from the server. (provider: TCP ...
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Two SQL Server databases setup with same .mdf and .ldf files

In a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance two databases (the second one being a restore/copy of the first one) have been setup against the same .mdf and .ldf files. How would I go about either deleting the ...
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cannot see logins subfolder [closed]

Forgive me for my lack of dba experience but I can't find the answer anywhere. I'm working remotely on a third party to a client that asked for a login, I created the login but there's problems with ...
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Management Studio won't recognize other file extensions

I am using SSMS 2012. I am working with .PRC, .TAB, and .UDF files. I added these file extensions to SSMS so that it would treat them like .SQL files already via Tools > Options > Text Editor > File ...
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What is the default value of ANSI Padding Enabled, and what should value should I set it to?

When creating a new database, ANSI Padding Enabled is set to False by default. According to this however, the default is ON (which I assume is the same as True). They also recommend to set it to ON ...
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Configuring transactional replication with updatable subscription via SSMS 2012

Can I configure transactional replication with updatable subscription via SSMS 2012 (SQL Server 2012)? Is this removed from SSMS 2012 or I'm just missing something here?
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Intellisense in SSMS 2012 not working for 2008 server

I did most of the solutions provided here. I know about enabling IntelliSense clearing the cache connecting to a server >= SQL Server 2008 using the latest SQL Server Service Pack and it works ...
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How to connect to SQL Server Analysis Server via Management Studio command line

I can connect SQL Server Management Studio to a SQL DB by passing command line parameters like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\....\Ssms.exe" -E -S SERVERNAME -d DB_NAME -nosplash (Obviously -E is ...
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Cannot change the Delete Rule of a self referencing foreign-key-relationship to cascade delete

I have the following table [dbo].[myObj] ( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [fk_ParentID] [int] NULL ) and I have a relationship from fk_ParentID to ID. I want to change the Delete Rule ...
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To run SQL Server Profiler or to use the SQL Server Agent's Jobs function in SSMS or …?

I have a problem here - I wish to keep track of all transaction executed on the SQL Server but was wondering how should I proceed. If I were to use the SQL Server Profiler and configure it to store ...
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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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Upgrading to SSMS with SQL Web Edition turned off Code Outlining : How do I get it back?

I upgraded to SQL Server 2008 R2 Web from Express with Advanced Services recently and code outlining went away. How do I get my collapsible code back? Thanks
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Database created in sqlcmd but missing in SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

I created a database named testbase in sqlcmd in SERVER\MSSQLSERVER. However, I cannot access SERVER\MSSQLSERVER. I also could not find testbase inside the server connection using Microsoft SQL ...
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Error: Specified cast is not valid. (SqlManagerUI)

I am trying to restore database created on server to my localbox however i am getting 'Error: Specified cast is not valid. (SqlManagerUI)' error message. Server Info: Windows Server 2008 Standard ...
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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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SSMS Intellisense - Data Dictionary Incorporation - Show Object Descriptions in Popup? [closed]

Can anyone point me in the right direction for an SSMS intellisense replacement that will show the object descriptions in the popup? This will help speed up onboarding as well as making myself ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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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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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 ...
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Cannot read property Collation.This property is not available on SQL Server 7.0. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) [closed]

I am new to databases and Microsoft SQL. I just installed SSMS today and am getting this error while trying to add new login in security or rightclick-> view properties on user logins already there ...
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What does this icon in SQL Server mean? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me what the icon of a server and a blue database symbol means. It is attached to database engine instance in my object explore view. (I apologize, I am unable to add a image of the ...
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Trigger to restrict users from creating a new table in the database

How do I create a SQL Server trigger that will restrict any users from creating a new table in the database? Please help me with this. Thanks & Regards, Ritesh.
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SQL Server logs error

There are two SQL Server 2012 instances on the server. Named instance gives following error when Management > SQL Server Logs is clicked. Default instance works OK and opens Log file viewer. ...
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SQL Server 2008 upgrade and clean

After upgrading a SQL Server 2008 instance to SQL Server 2012 (in-place upgrade), there appears to be numerous 2008 instance components (namely the 2008 SSMS in start menu, in add/remove programs ...
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Alternative method of viewing a database diagram in SQL Server to see what tables have gone missing? [closed]

I have a database diagram for my database, but when I open it in SQL Server, I almost immediately get a message saying some permissions changed or tables in the diagram were dropped or renamed, and ...
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SQL server taking too much time in opening properties in SSMS

I am using sql server express 2008 r2 SP2 from about 2 years. Now a days when i try to check properties of database using sql server management studio it takes too much time(25 to 30 seconds) to open ...
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Missing 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' in SSMS

I've got several users that need to import / export ACCDB Access files into out of SQL Server. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' to show up as a ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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Databases list not showing up?

This morning when I logged into SQL Server Management Studio (v 10.0.16) I clicked on the databases node and saw all by db's (they are hosted remotely) as I have done for the last 3 years. This ...
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Generate script for SQL Broker objects

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio to generate scripts for all the objects in an existing database: but the objects related to SQL Broker (messages, queues and services) are not generated. ...
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Change code editor variable highlighting colour

Within the SSMS Code Editor (for SQL Server 2012) I have this code written within the editor, that has a Dark theme applied. When you click on a variable, SSMS highlights all the other occurrences of ...
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How can i insert the multiple data in table using the existance condition?

I am able to insert the multiple data in table mytest using the below query. But how can i modify the below query so that everytime it checks the first_name and @id_for_test and if its unique, it does ...
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Manually entering data using Management Studio

How can I enter data through the GUI interface rather than an insert command in SQL Server Management Studio 2012? I can't find it anywhere whereas there used to be an option in the previous versions. ...
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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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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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SSMS 2014 installation - “Invalid license data” when opening ASP.NET files

I have just installed SSMS 2014 Express on a brand new Windows Server 2012 (x64) so I connect to the SQL Server 2014 instance running on a different Windows Server 2012. This is working without issue ...
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Import errors importing CSV to SQL Server table

I am using SQL Server 2014 Management Studio to import a very large .CSV file into a table. So far I have been trying to accomplish this by right-clicking on the database and selecting Import Data, ...