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 Server Management Studio creates 18456 login error using registered server group

I have been using "Local Server Groups" registration for quite a while now with SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. I have created a group with 5 registered servers. They are registered using SQL ...
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Start failed for Job in SQL Server Agent

I am trying to schedule a job which executes stored procedure but it is failing. DECLARE @return_value int EXEC @return_value = [dbo].[sp_WarehouseAttendance_New] SELECT 'Return Value' = ...
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SSMS connects, Linked server fails

There's a SQL Server 2012 machine which I have login and password. It's a SQL Server login, not an AD one. I'm able to login using SSMS. But when I configure a linked server in my SQL Server I get ...
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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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SQL Server does not exist or access denied" after installing SSMS

I recently installed SQL Server 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Connect only once for all queries in SSMS?

I have an MSSQL database on a remote server. SSMS 2012 asks me to connect every time I double click a query in "Solution Explorer" in my project despite all of them having the same connection. Also, ...
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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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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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Cant see SQL Server Agent in SSMS [duplicate]

I have SSMS 2012 installed on my laptop, and SQL Server 2012 on my hosting, but when i try to schedule a sql job i didn't find "SQL Server Agent" in the left side list!!?
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SQL Server 2016 Plugin's not working [closed]

Recently I installed SQL Server 2016 on my PC. Here is the detailed information of my server : Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (RC1) - 13.0.1200.242 (X64) Mar 10 2016 16:49:45 Copyright (c) ...
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Sending an automated email through a nightly job

I had the following SQL query: select substring(PostOfficeBox,1,4) as 'Postcode' , COUNT(CASE WHEN New_accounttype = 1 THEN New_AccountType ELSE NULL END) as 'New Connections' , COUNT(CASE WHEN ...
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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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What versions of SSMS have an Express edition?

I know all the SQL Server versions from 2005 to 2014 have an express edition. This question is specifically about SSMS. There was an SSMS Express 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2, but I haven't found any later ...
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Restored database from .bkp file in SQL Server 2014 generates some strange errors [closed]

I have restored the well-known Northwind database and executed a trivial query: Notice the strange error "Invalid object name..." although the query has been executed successfully and both tables ...
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Trying to add permission to a Role is failing

I am trying to add a role into Create and Restore permissions and After researching online, it sounds like it should be as easy as using the GRANT statement. So far so good. However, my simple grant ...
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some tips on setting up sql server database server

I am currently setting up a new SQL Server database server with databases. It is supplied by a third party company. I need to request access for them around ports etc. I would like to be able ...
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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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Why does SQL Server Management Studio hang (Not Responding) when connecting to Amazon RDS?

When I use SSMS to connect to a database hosted on Amazon RDS, the IDE hangs (as in goes to "Not Responding) after login. I enter SQL Authentication credentials and click Connect and the login window ...
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Is there a way to add “distinct” to SSMS IntelliSense?

For the last few versions of SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio), I have noticed that IntelliSense does not contain the word distinct. Is there a way I can add this to the IntelliSense word bank? ...
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Setting Key Constraints using a Diagram

I been using SSMS for diagramming my databases and I got used to create the key constraints with this tool. Now I started thinking, while going through related chapter of a book, "...maybe this is not ...
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Differential Backup since a date

Hi is it possible to do a differential backup in ssms 2014, so that it gets all changes since a specified date?
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Cannot connect in SSMS with Windows Authentication

I found and added the server name through <Browse for more...> -> Network Servers so it exists and is correct. What seems weird is that the Password field is empty and I cannot modify ...
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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 ...