I have a pretty extensive collection of registered servers on SQL Server Management Studio 2016 on my box. However, I got a new box and want to move the entire collection there. So I right-clicked on Local Server Groups, and exported the entire set with user names and passwords.

When I try to import the set onto a new box, I get this error for every server:

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If I try to export/import without user names and password, it all works fine. But I do need user names and passwords.

What am I missing?

I am using the same windows login (my domain login) and exactly the same version of SSMS (13.0.15900.1).


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It will only work on the same machine, not a different one.

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