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I just installed SSMS 2012 and realized it didn't copy my database list (the one that appears on the 'Connect to Server' dialog).

I have a ton of entries there, is there any way I can export them to the new version of SSMS?

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In the registered servers window open "Database Engine" and right click on Local Server Groups. Select Tasks, then "Previously Registered Servers". This should import them.

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This didn't work in my case because I didn't have them as registered servers, they just showed up in the dropdown based on some MRU logic I suppose. – JoeB Apr 18 '12 at 20:52
Anyway, I manually added them all today, so I will mark this as an answer until someone comes along with an answer that would have worked in my case. Thanks! – JoeB Apr 18 '12 at 20:53
Those are polled from the network and the registry (mostly from the network). There are a ton of reasons that list doesn't populate correctly. – mrdenny Apr 18 '12 at 21:03
Interesting. Thanks again :) – JoeB Apr 19 '12 at 18:44

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