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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Reset Key Names to Defaults?

I'm working with some tables/columns that were renamed at some point, but the names of the primary/foreign keys are still based on the previous names. In SSMS is there any (preferably automatic) way ...
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SSMS 2014 working with SQL Server 2005 instances

Is there any major complication that one could run into while using the latest (developer) version of SSMS with older SQL Server 2005 instances? Any way one could affect the data by using 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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Quickly clone a database in SQL Server Management Studio

For testing purposes, I often have to clone databases (onto the same server). Currently I do this by creating a backup and restoring it as a new database. I would love to have such a functionality ...
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Registered Server list and groups disappeared from SQL Server 2012 Management Studio

I recently installed SQL Server 2012. Due to some issue, the databases services did not install successfully, but Management Studio did, which was OK to start with, as I usually access remote servers. ...
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View permission to SQL Server logs on SSMS GUI

I would like to give a user see SQL Server logs from GUI, not through xp_readerrorlog. I was just wondering if this was possible? Thank you.
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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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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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SQL Server Express 2014 Installation directory

I face recently a problem when starting SQL Server Management Studio. As it can't start, I uninstall it. When trying to install it again, I am asked to select the installation folder of SQL Server. ...
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Export SQL Agent jobs with steps and scripts

I recently saw some kind of export of SQL jobs configured under SQL Server Agent that I would like to achieve as well. Unfortunately I don't have any trace to author of that report to ask him\her ...
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Compatibility level when upgrading a SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2012

I would like to move my databases which are currently running on SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012, using the Copy Database Wizard in SQL Server Management Studio. Should I first set the database ...
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SQL Server Express: difference between connecting to localhost and localhost\sqlexpress

I am new to SQL Server and am following some tutorials. I have not yet created any databases. In SQL Server 2012 Management Studio I click on "connect" -> "Database Engine". I noticed that, using the ...
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Only Filtered condition gets deleted from index after datatype change using SSMS

In SSMS if I create a filtered index we can see filtered condition in index properties. But if I change column type of a column involved in filtered index using SSMS , then after column type changes ...
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Reducing size of datatype involved in index fails where as increasing size work

This question is related to my previous question Database events that will cause deletion of index For example if i create a table like CREATE TABLE dbo.Customers (ID INT IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY ...