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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SSMS: Limit a login to be able to view and work only with some databases, but not able to make any changes on the server level

On a shared cloud we would like to work with one instance of MS SQL Server. Different clients have various databases. They can be owner of their databases and with DENY VIEW ANY DATABASE TO PUBLIC in ...
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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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HTML column in a full text index?

Using sql server management studio, I want to create a full text index where a certain field is treated as html, tags should be ignored and umlaut-codes should be taken into account. How can I do ...
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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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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and paste some query results into Excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In Excel the cells I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change default value for Job Activity Monitor

Is there a way for me to programmatically (some configuration setting in a table / registry entry etc, I'm hoping) change the default value in the Auto Refresh setting to 5 seconds instead of 60, and ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 Application Cannot Start

I need someone's help. I'm trying to install SQL Server Management Studio on my Laptop Operating System: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 But I got an error message saying: The application cannot start. ...
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SQL Server 2014 Management Studio restore destination changes from selected database

In SQL Server 2014 Management Studio, when I right-click on a database and choose restore, then tell it to restore from a .bak from disk, it always changes the restore destination away from the ...
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SSMS 2012 intellisense is not working on one of the servers?

I dont know if this question is asked - I found similar question - How to enable intellisense, but my case is little different. We have 2 SQL Servers 2012 - one is in the other room, other is in our ...
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How to change MSSQL Management Studio theme?

Different from: How to apply a theme to SQL Server Management Studio 2008? What I want is to change the theme not colour scheme of the editor. I want it to look as close as possible as Dark in 2015. ...
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Change Root Directory on server properties page in SQL Server 2014 SSMS

We did in inplace upgrade from SQL 2012 to SQL 2014 (I know it wasn't the best choice, and it won't happen again, so no need to beat that horse). I have both the MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER and ...
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“[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied” after installing SQL Management Studio?

I recently installed SQL Management Studio (which also installed SQL server 2016 to my local machine), and now am unable to connect to SQL server from applications on my machine. It will come up with ...
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Is there any way to set the default data source for the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard?

When I launch the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard for SQL Server 2014, the selection in the Data source drop-down defaults to .Net Framework Data Provider for ODBC. This happens regardless of ...
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Using :Connect I keep getting msg 911 - database [dbname] does not exist

I have a two part T-SQL script, the first part runs against a database on a different server, the second part is supposed to run on the local PC. I'm using SQLCMD mode and the :Connect keyword but ...
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SQL Server : CRUD Editor that will track data changes [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that allows CRUD changes to SQL Server data. Our company currently utilizes a product from Pro Data called DBU (database utility) to make IBM DB2 / AS400 changes. This tool ...
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Can't connect to remote SQL server from some machines

Our web server uses SQL Server 2008 R2. I have one development machine that connects to it with the IP address through SSMS and when testing my aspx website. I have several other machines though that ...
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SSIS Package Deployment Failure using SSDT

SSIS fails almost immediately on the final "Deploying project" step of the Deployment Wizard (Package Deployment Model), using Visual Studio 2010 (SSDT) connecting to a SQL 2012 Server: Failed to ...
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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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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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how can I track down the source of “Internal connection fatal error”?

I'm working on a 6-700 line SQL script today. I'm running it from SSMS. Pointing at a SQL 11.0 db. About half the time I run it, I get: An error occurred while executing batch. Error message is: ...
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Can connect to SQL Server 2012 via OSQL and SQLCMD but not via SSMS

We have individual developer edition SQL Server 2012 databases set up on each of our developers PC's. All PC's are Windows 7, firewall is disabled and everything runs fine. We're now looking to ...
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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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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 ...