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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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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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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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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Formatting SQL Source Code in SSMS [closed]

There are several source code formatters for SQL in SSMS. I have tried a couple and found that are not configurable in terms of what formatting they do (e.g. indenting). Does anyone know of one ...
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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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Can I import a specific vssettings file when launching SSMS?

In the interest of disambiguating between when I am connecting to non-production and production, I utilize vssettings for a specific theme in Management Studio (fire-and-brimstone style when in prod, ...
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Unable to ping/connect to azure sql server from sql server management studio

I created a database in azure and assigned a new server to it. I entered my ip address in the firewall and tried to connect to the server in Sql Server Management Studio but no success. I tried to ...
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Linked server in SQL Server 2005 using NT authentication impersonation

I am trying to Link a server using an NT authentication as the impersonated connection, but this connection will be static to a specific user instead of passing the currently logged-in user's ...
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Get trigger query using query analyzer

I have a server in which there is no SSMS installation, and only query analyzer is available. And all I need to do is find the trigger information (basically trying to find out what that trigger ...
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Ctrl-F1 shortcut stopped working in SSMS 2014

I've had the Ctrl-F1 query shortcut bound to sp_whoisactive for years (this technique is described in How to assign CTRL+F1 to sp_whoisactive in ssms 2012?). A few days ago, it stopped working: if I ...
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How to match a version of SQL Server 2008?

It is needed to install a new instance of SQL to the existing Windows SQL Server 2008. I have no idea what was used to originally install the existing 4 instances. Is it R5 SP32? Thanks to MS ...
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SQL logins access

I am trying to set up a set of SQL logins (one for each developer) on a server who can have access to a given set of databases, currently the setup is as follows: Login 1: db_owner of databases 1, 2, ...
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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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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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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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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 change the default “File Name” value in SQL Server's Generate Scripts wizard?

I'm on SQL Server 2012. The "Generate and Publish Scripts" wizard seems to remember the first path I gave it in the Set Scripting Options → Save to File → File Name box, but will under no ...
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SQL Server Management Studio with Multi subnet HADR cluster

We are starting to deploy Multi-Subnet HADR AlwaysOn clusters for our environment. Using MultiSubnetFailover=True in application connection strings works. However, SSMS connections require manual ...
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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 login fail to Linked Server

i have one server with SQL server 2012 standard on cloud environment and one linked server with sql express on remote location connected with VPN , im using transactional replication every time when ...
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Renaming a column with sp_rename hangs SQL Server 2012

I was attempting to remove a column from a table within SQL Server 2012 for one of our developers. As a precaution, before dropping the column, we rename them to make sure that everything continues ...
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SQL Server Comparison

I am merging two different versions of a database. I want to add some specific fields from source database to destination, so I used Visual Studio to do that. It does the job quite well but only table ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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SQL import data when both source and destination has data and identity column

I am using Import and export data option to import data from one database to another database. Both database have similar structure of tables. All the tables have primary key which is identity ...