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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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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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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Missing Index Not Displaying In Execution Plan

I recently installed SQL Server Management Studio 2014 (Developer Edition), and I noticed that I am no longer seeing the missing index feature. What I have done: Ran the workload through Database ...
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SSMS down arrow on last line

I apologize if this is not the correct place to ask this but something is bugging me. I could have swore that at a previous job I could be on the last line of code in SSMS and hit the down arrow and ...
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How to copy database from server to local machine in SQL Server Management studio? [closed]

I am pretty much new to SQL Server Management Studio. I connect to SQL Server using Windows authentication. But not sure if my work affect the server database. How can I make sure not to mess with the ...
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Specific user can't view database contents

I have a particular user, let's call it TheUser. This user is able to connect to my SQL Server instance and view a list of the databases. However, upon expanding a database to view tables, stored ...
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How do I rebuild single full text catalog (or why is “rebuild” full text catalog option disabled)

In SSMS. I have Full Text Catalog defined. If I select "Full Text Catalogs" folder - there is an option "Rebuild All" and it is enabled. But if I select individual FTC - "Rebuild" option (in context ...
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Display query which SSMS executes from Interface/WYSIWYG edits

If I am to add a new column to a table in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 via the interface/WYSIWYG (as opposed to writing a SQL query) this will, behind the scenes, create a SQL query which it will ...
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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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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 Windows authentication mode, and I want to access the database in ...
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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 is query using Clustered Index when it shouldn't?

Let us presume I have a table named Category in a SQL Server 2005 database. Category has category_id (bigint, identity) as its primary key and name (nvarchar(50)). There is obviously a clustered ...
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Where can I find a compatible version of SSMS for SQL Server 2016 CTP?

Microsoft seem to have many versions of SQL Server 2016 CTP available at a time to download, at only 2.5GB a piece, but only one version of SSMS 2016 CTP, and if your db engine is the wrong version ...
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Query Row Count for All Tables

I need help creating an MSSQL query to pass in every table name to the query below, which returns the number of rows. This is how I get the row count for a single table: SELECT Total_Rows = SUM(st....
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Registered Server window does not show Database Engine or Local Server Groups

I am running SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on a Windows 7 machine. After a failed attempt to import my registred servers from SSMS 2008, the icons for Database Engine and Local Server Groups are ...
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Error creating database in SQL Server Management Studio. (Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Sqm)

I'm trying to create a new database in SSMS, but I get this error: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Sqm, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or ...
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Why would a query in code be slower than a query in a SQL tool

When we face performance issues with out application, one of the first things we do is try to isolate if the problem is the code, the queries or the database itself. The most frustrating part of this ...
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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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SQL Server Management Studio generates error, can't start

On my development machine, SQL server 2008 R2 was running fine previously. But after formatting OS and re-installing the OS and SQL server, it generates the following error when I want to start SQL ...
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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 allowed)...
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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 ...
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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 SS)...
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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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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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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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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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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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Two Databases on same server handle date differently

I have two databases on the same server, one is a backup of the other from a few weeks ago. I have a third party application that has started misbehaving. It logs the LastLoginDate of a particular ...
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Management Studio licensing issues

We have a licensed SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition instance, that for some reason keeps getting license expiration messages in Management Studio. Sometimes it gets this message: Your Microsoft ...
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remove maintenance plan

I have the following error while trying to delete some old Miantenance plans on the MS-SQL server: Please help.
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The log in this backup set is too recent, but it's from before the last full backup!

I'm trying to restore a full database backup plus transaction logs to the most recent transaction log. I've set up transaction logs to ship out every 15 minutes. This setup was performed via the SMSS ...
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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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SMSS 2014 Network Server browser is empty

I trying to setup a MSSQL 2014 environment and I installed SQL Server Management tools for a dedicated management computer to reach database server nodes easily without starting this resource-hungry ...
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Connecting to sql azure from ssms throw exception 'sys.configurations'

Connecting to Sql Server Azure from MSSQL Server MGMT Studio, following exception occures : Cannot connect to xxxxxxxxx.database.windows.net An exception occured while executing a Transact-SQL ...
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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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Local SSMS client is not connecting one particular server

My SSMS is not connecting to one particular server say X except X it is connecting to all the other servers. Could not find the root cause for this problem do any one have idea here? Guy sitting next ...
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Get physical disk id and drive letters from management studio?

Can anyone tell me how I can go about getting the physical disk id and drive letters of the local server from within management studio? I know I can grab the drive letters with xp_fixed drives and ...
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When using DBCC INPUTBUFFER to find query associated with spid, is there a way to show variable values of that query?

I have been troubleshooting an issue within a database that has some serious blocking issues. I found the command DBCC INPUTBUFFER a while back that allows me to see the query run for that spid. I ...
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How to script a table? [duplicate]

When I right-click a table in Object Explorer and click "Script Table" I can get SSMS to script my table. Can I do that with T-SQL code? I'm after the "CREATE TABLE xx" code that SSMS generates, so ...
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Linking SQL Server tables to a PostgreSQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance and also a PostgreSQL 9.3 running on the same network, I would like to know if its possible to somehow create or have 'views' on a database within the PostgreSQL ...
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SSMS returns results immediately; ADO takes longer

I am running a query that returns ~250k results. It is basically SELECT * FROM my_schema.my_view (and the view is somewhat complex, and all table references in it are two-part) I am not passing any ...
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How do I add keyboard shortcuts in SSMS 2012 to run a specific query?

How do I add keyboard shortcuts in SSMS 2012 to select all the data from table? In SSMS 2008 we could assign a shortcut in the following way: TOOLS-->OPTIONS-->ENVIRONMENT-->KEYBOARD--->CTRL+3-->...
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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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SSMS and Unicode fonts in grid results

I wrote this simple update query: update foo set test ='褠ఓ�ᵂ뱗텬㰗' where id = 1 [test] is an nvarchar(16) column. It's going to contain an encrypted value. In SSMS (10.50) I've set the font for ...
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IntelliSense alternative using SSMS 2012 in a contained database as a contained user?

According to this answer about contained database disadvantages: If you connect to a contained database as a contained user, SSMS will not fully support IntelliSense. You'll get basic ...
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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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SQL Agent parsing actually executes instead of just validating

I'm seeing some really odd behavior with SSMS 2014/2016 that I stumbled accross by pure accident. This was run on SQL2014 SP1+CU6 (the fixed one) in a non-prod environment. Here's the backstory. I ...
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How do you install a TFS plugin for SQL Server 2016 Management Studio?

How do you install a TFS plugin for SQL Server 2016 Management Studio? The source control option is no longer in the option list so the existing workarounds no longer appear to work.
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Unable to use select top N shortcut on Azure SQL Database via SSMS

Yesterday morning I was able to query my Azure databases via SSMS and the Select Top N menu shortcut. That afternoon I received a couple of alerts that my web applications couldn't connect to the ...