I am trying to import a small excel spreadsheet into SQL using the SQL Server Management Studio Import Wizard, which is running on the Windows server (2008 R2) itself. When clicking "Import Data" from the Object Explorer menu, the Import Wizard loads but takes up to 6 minutes to do so. Since this should happens almost instantly, there is something wrong here. Once the wizard has loaded and you hit next, the wizard hangs for a few minutes before loaded the data sources. Again, this should happen almost instantly. Finally when I to the end screen where the data actually imports, the wizards can take up to 30 seconds to initialize a connection to the localhost. What is wrong here?