During our POC we saw the system databases(model,msdb and tempdb) lying outside the system databases group.

Any specific reason behind it?enter image description here

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    Are you sure it's a Managed Instance? Some flavors of Azure SQL don't include the typical system databases. See stackoverflow.com/questions/46100806/…. (But that would mean someone created model, msdb, and tempdb as user databases, which would be very strange.)
    – Doug Deden
    Mar 13, 2019 at 14:48
  • Just had to use latest SSMS..we were using previous versions with azure db and expected it would be fine..then this happened and we are fine now. Lesson learned. Mar 13, 2019 at 15:04

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It was just because of the SSMS version. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54695590/create-database-using-ssms-gui-fails-for-azure-sql-managed-instance

Used 17.9.1 and can see things lined up properly. Probably the previous version was treating as Azure database.

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