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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 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 Cannot show the editor for this task (Notify Operator Task)

I'm getting an error message whenever I double click on a Notify Operator Task in our Maintenance Plans in SSMS, which says "Cannot show the editor for this task." Property IsMailHost is not ...
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Code required to make column not nullable

I have a table where I mistakenly allowed NULL values in a column: CREATE TABLE EXAMPLE ( EXAMPLE_ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, FOO_ID INT, CREATED_ON DATETIME DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,...
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Slow Connection to Azure SQL Database using SQL Server Authentication

In SSMS, when connecting to any of our Azure SQL Databases using service accounts and SQL server authentication, the connecting itself can take between 10 to 15 seconds to establish. Once connected, ...
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Data Synchronization from Remote MS SQL Server

I have a client server on which my user has limited permissions (i.e. SELECT only for example). I need to select some data from that server and insert into my local database. This has to be a ...
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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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SSMS Client Error: Internal connection fatal error

I am running SSMS 11.0.5646.0 on a Windows 7.0 Pro desktop connected by UTP directly to same network switch as my development server (Windows 2008R2 Standard, SQL 2008R2 SE with SP3). All within the ...
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SQL Job Step created via wizard does not correctly set server & database_name values

I've recently been tasked with migrating a database from SQL Server 2005 to 2008R2. This has all been accomplished without any issues, but one part of the system requires a Snapshot Replication to be ...
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Using Import Wizard with Access - No null values

I am trying to import a table from Access to SSMS using the Import Wizard but when I do the resulting table has a lot of empty strings instead of the NULL values that I am expecting. How do I make ...
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Connection to local SQL Server 2012 can be established from SSMS 2008 but not from SSMS 2012

I have two local SQL Server instances running on my local machine. The first is SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (named MSSQLSERVER) and the 2nd is SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Edition. ...
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Disable or Remove Edit top 200 Rows option from SSMS

I have already done some R&D on the same but don't have the real solution. Is there a way to obsolete the right click option "Edit Top 200 Rows" from SSMS? The goal is to prevent developers from ...
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SQL Server was unable to communicate with the LaunchPad service

I have run the below code: execute sp_configure 'external scripts enabled'; and it is giving me the output as: name minimum maximum config_value run_value external scripts ...
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Elegantly handling 'enum-like' magic numbers in T-SQL code

We run Dynamics GP, and anybody that's dealt with GP will be familiar with all of its "magic number" columns representing the various enum values inside the application. For example, a reporting query ...
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In SSMS “SQL Server Agent” sub folders are appearing twice

I have SSMS 17 installed on my system, after I connected to database instance, I found sub folders of SQL Server Agent are repeating. Thanks!
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How to reconnect to network file

How do I reconnect the open files in SSMS to their network locations for change tracking? After disconnecting my laptop from my network at work and then reconnecting through a VPN the sql script ...
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Attempt at SSIS Execution Throws Invalid object name 'SSISDB.catalog.customized_logging_levels'

I can run the SSIS package in SSMS 2014 if I set the build to SQL Server 2012, but attempting to run in SSMS 2017 v17.4 upgraded from 17.3x (didn't work there either) SQL Server version 13.0.4451.0 ...
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How to order databases by size? (For use in full backups)

Recently, I've been trying to make our company's full backup process more efficient. In order to do this, my team has decided that instructing the backup job to tackle the full backups starting with ...
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SQL Server managed backup missing in ssms

Trying to configure Sql Managed backup to azure, and it seems that "Managed backup" is missing from the GUI under Management in SSMS 17.2 All guides I see kind of implies that it's already there. But ...
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SQL Server Extended Events Sessions on VIEWs

I'm trying to monitor when Views are being called in SQL Server. Using Extended Events, I've created a Session and included event "sql_statement_completed". Then I've added 1x filters on this: ...
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How to Clean Sensitive Data from SQL Server Dump Files

How do I clean a SQL Server dump file of confidential/PII/PHI information so I can prepare it for third party analysis? What am I looking for in the dump files and are there any automated tools to ...
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Slow SSMS connecting to AWS EC2 instance

I have an AlwaysOn availability group in AWS EC2. 2 nodes, multisubnet, with 1 DC in one subnet, the other DC in a separate (3rd) subnet. All in the same VPC. When anyone connects to either of the ...
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Export SQL View to CSV flat file. SSIS job stuck

I created a database view with the desired data and format. I used SQL Server Import and Export wizard to create a flat file export procedure and saved it to SSIS package. The data exports correctly ...
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SQL Agent parsing actually executes instead of just validating

I'm seeing some really odd behavior with SSMS 2014/2016 that I stumbled accross by pure accident. This was run on SQL2014 SP1+CU6 (the fixed one) in a non-prod environment. Here's the backstory. I ...
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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 - Debugging - How to show parametervalues as HEX

I am writing a script which sets Parameters in the Registry for SQL Server. The following works on some of my servers but not all. DECLARE @Parameters AS VARCHAR(MAX) SET @Parameters = '-T1118' ...
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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 MSSQL12....
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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 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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Full-Text Index menu option not appearing in SQL Server Management Studio AND error when right clicking a table

I am using SQL Server Management Studio Version 11.0.3128.0 and SQL Server 2014 12.0.2361 Web Edition. I have successfully created a Full Text Catalog following these instructions: Cannot use a ...
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Replication stopped working, no errors

I have a TOP server (SQL Server 2012) with a merge replication to around 4 other servers. When I subscribe to the publication, everything is downloaded fine to the subscriber. The insert of one of ...
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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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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 the ...
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SSMS causing Event ID 4674: SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Somewhat of a strange one. Recently my user id's been showing up in a number of Audit Success records in the Security event log of one of our production database servers with the below content (or ...
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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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How to safely take an SQL job out of the schedule?

There is a table | jobID | status | startTime | endTime | and a job, that is scheduled to run every X seconds, it will take the first undone job ID, put it in stored proc and run it. Stored proc takes ...
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How to display differential backup date in SSMS Object Explorer Details

SQL Server Management Studio exposes the Object Explorer Details (selectable from the View menu option) and its context menu that allows adding fields to the default display. Full and Transaction Log ...
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Is there a way Azure data studio to find and add local databases under a list automatically?

When I create a database locally in SSMS it does not show up automatically in ADS. I have to add it as a connection each time. Generally I use SSMS but am trying to switch away (or just try for fun) ...
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SQL Vulnerability Assessment Error in PowerShell

I am running Vulnerability Assessments against my SQL Servers and databases using the PowerShell cmdlets Invoke-SqlVulnerabilityAssessmentScan and Export-SqlVulnerabilityAssessmentScan, however, I am ...
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SSMS - Can I create a default layout?

Using SSMS 11 to connect to a SQL Server 2012 instance. When I first load up SSMS and log-in, is it possible to have specific nodes in the object explorer expand? I always expand the tables node in ...
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Converting show-plan XML to graphical view plan

I am using the performance dashboard to set up baseline monitoring for my inventory of SQL servers. As per the performance dashboard available within SSMS, when i click on any query to view the plan ...
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How do I grant permissions for a SQL Server Management Studio user to access system.views in an Azure Managed Instance?

I am connecting to an Azure SQL managed instance with Active Directory through SQL Server Management Studio. I'm trying to access system views, like: SELECT * FROM sys.dm_db_missing_index_details ...
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connection to remote Analysis Services from SSMS

On my company local SQL Server instance I was able to add a linked server to a remote AS instance (in Management Studio > Server Objects). I was also able to connect using Data Tools, as well with ...
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SSIS job runs successfully but doesn't load data

I am running a job from SQL Server Agent and the job runs successfully. However it doesn't load any data (in my case Excel files from a local folder). I created a new Proxy Account to run this job but ...
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Batching a query from a linked Oracle database in MS SQL

Working to compare and older Oracle database with a newer updated version to check that all documents have migrated correctly. 1=1 and 2=2. The database is very large ~25,000,000 rows. So I want to be ...
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What does the WQL Select * from SQLService return 0 rows in WBEMTest mean?

So, I've been trying to solve the blue icon question mark on my sql server in SQL Server Management Studio by following the answer in the following link: Blue icon with question mark - what does it ...
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Problem about listing network instances on SSMS

I have a problem about listing network instances on SSMS. When I look at the Network Instances on SSMS, it shows only local server instances. By the way, it shows all the instances on the network ...
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How to restrict SSMS to list the database of a particular user (Windows 2012 + Plesk)

We are using windows 2012 R2 server with Plesk and provide shared hosting for our customers. Version Details: MSSQL server 2012 and SSMS 11.0.2100.60 In SSMS if we login with particular user, it is ...