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Activity monitor is unable to execute queries against server

Is there any fix to get SSMS activity monitor working? Problem: SQL Server Activity Monitor fails with an error dialog: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio The Activity Monitor is ...
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Error: Package 'Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package' failed to load. In SQL Server Management Studio

I had installed SQL Server 2008 R2, the installation was succesful. But I can't open the Management Studio because this error is shown: Package 'Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package' failed to load....
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SSMS: Where does SQL Server store its server names?

I have a number of "old" servers or server names with a typo in them that keep showing up in my dropdown list of server in the "Connect to Database" dialog of SQL Server Management Studio: Where ...
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Can't connect to remote mssql server

I'm trying to connect to my remote mssql server for my GunZ private server, but for some reason i get the following error Cannot connect to 94.xx.xx.xx. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A connection was ...
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Missing menu items for Azure SQL tables within SQL Server Management Studio?

I have a table (say Table1) that is replicated via SQL Data Sync Agent across a local SQL Server 2012 as well as an Azure SQL Server (part of Microsoft Azure). Everything about Table1 (schema, table ...
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SQL Server Debugging: “Unable to Step. Invalid operation”

I'm debugging a call to a Stored Procedure in SSMS (2012). Frequently, and various random points in the code, a dialog pops up: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio: Unable to Step. Invalid ...
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Unable to save view: “There is already an object named 'Quotes' in the database.” - Error 1222

I often get the aloof error message above, after trying change a view in SQL Managment Studio 2008. I right-click on a view, select 'design', make a change (or not), and click the Save button. It ...
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Azure DB Backup Using SQL Server Management Studio

I've read a number of articles here, but, really haven't come across a solution. I'm using SSMS 2016 to manually back up a Azure DB on a regular basis. I do this through the Generate Scripts ...
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Login failed for user 'sa'. The user is not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection

Sql server is in Mixed Mode and I changed the user Password through Windows Authentication Mode from Security. After that when I try to connect the server it throw the error TITLE: Connect to Server -...
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MSSQL 2008 is claiming the firewall is blocking ports even from local machine

I was just hoping to step through a couple queries to see how the temp tables are interacting and I'm getting this message. The windows firewall on this machine is currently blocking remote ...
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Viewing history for Maintenance Plan causing out of memory exception

I am trying to view history for a maintenance plan but keep getting an out of memory exception. It seems that the problem is that SSMS can't access memory beyond the ~3gb range. I've tried to find an ...
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Back up a database nightly

Question: Is it possible to automate the process of coping a full database every night into the development database on the same server? Software: Windows Server, SQL, SQL Server Management Studio, ...
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Sql Management Studio 2014 wont connect to clustered instance

I am experiencing an issue where my instance of SQL Server Management Studio 2014 will not connect to any of our production clustered SQL 2000 and 2005 instances. It will however connect to non-...
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How can I export a database to Azure in SQL Server Mgmt Studio 2008?

I'm trying to export a database to Azure using the most recent version of SSMS 2008, and I'm having trouble because I don't have the options listed under "Tasks" that the tutorials I've found indicate ...
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Can a sql job using a DTS package access data from the wrong column? (turned out to be bad join condition)

We are seeing a Sql job / DTS package fail because it is fed non-numeric character data into an int conversion routine. The data looks like with very high probability that it comes from another ...
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How can I have SQL Server Management Studio 2008 connect to my instances automatically?

I'm running a server with 3 database instances. Right now, when I open Management Studio, it opens the "Connect" prompt that lets me choose which instance I want (or connect to anything else). Would ...
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How do I see processes from all users in SSMS2008?

I only see my own connections/processes in the new activity monitor... whereas in the earlier versions of SSMS you could see everyone's. Do I need to change a setting or something?
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Sql Server Management Studio 2008 has suddenly become unresponsive

I'm getting a very strange error when I try to launch SSMS from my taskbar. It seems to open in normal speed, but responds to any input with just a beep. CPU usage is 0% in Task Manager, and there is ...
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Can't remotely connect through SQL Server Management Studio

I have setup a SQL Server 2008 Express instance on a dedicated Windows 2008 Server hosted by 1and1.com. I cannot connect remotely to the server through management studio. I have taken the following ...
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SQL Activity monitor doesn't show information

i am using SQL Server 2014 Management studio, it seems there is some problem with my activity monitor when connecting to the local SQL server. I am not able to see any information in that [User SA]. I ...
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Hide database from other users in SQL Server 2008

I have created a database in SQL Server 2008 and it shows in server object explorer to all users that can login to SQL. I want to hide it from those users, I want it to be viewable by me only. How ...
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attach / detach mssql 2008 sql server manager

An external consult wrote a guide on how to copy a database. Step two was detach the database using Sql Server Manager. After the detach the database was not visible in the SQL Server Manager... Not ...
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Use reporting service configuration to configure the database source name

So im upgrading to R2. When i get to the Reporting Services Authentication step i get the error: There are validation errors on this page. Click ok to close this dialog box. Review errors at the ...
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How do I permanently add additional connection parameters in SQL Server Management Studio

In the "Additional Connection Parameters" tab of the login form for SQL Server Management Studio (most recent versions), one may specify custom connection string parameters. See http://technet....
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Some rows giving “String or binary data would be truncated” error when editing in Management Studio

When trying to add data to a newly created column using SQL Server Management Studio (edit rows), I am getting the following error: No row was updated. The data in row 1 was not committed. ...
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SQL/SSMS read only user who can only view a single database

I'm currently using SQL Server 2005 which has a number of databases on for individiaul clients. I need to create a single read only login for each of my clients, however I cannot allow them to see ...
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SQL SSMS Window Dissappear

When I open SSMS, I choose windows authentication, but the window just goes away; it doesn't say I'm not allowed. I've accessed these db servers before, the exact same way, and it has worked. Now, ...
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SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services - Configuration Manager & Management Studio Problems

When I open Reporting Services Configuration Manager on my server, an error message appears that says: Reporting Services Configuration Manager An unknown error has occurred in the WMI Provider. ...
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Add conditions to maintenance plan sequence on SQL Server

I would like to add a condition to a sequence in my SQL Server 2008 Maintenance Plan. This condition is based on the variable set by a T-SQL Statement Task: declare @primary bit = 0 select @primary=1 ...
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Results copied from SSMS splitting across columns when pasted into Excel

SSMS 2008 -> Excel 2003 This isn't happening all the time, but sometimes when I 'copy with headers' from sql server management studio, the results in Excel look as though I've used the 'text to ...
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Error when trying to open SQL Maintenance Plan - SSMS 2008

If I open SSMS on my client machine, connect to our SQL server, and try and open a maintenance plan on there, I get this error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Could not ...
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Change Windows Authentication user for Sql Server Management Studio

We're using Sql Server 2005 with Windows Authentication setup. So normally, when you log in using e.g. Sql Server Management Studio, it forces you to log in at MACHINE_NAME\Username. Anyways, on this ...
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SQL Server Multiple Instances but showing the same databases

I am running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and need to have multiple instances which I have installed. However, when I restore a database onto one instance, it is showing up on the other ...
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How do you configure a MS SQL Server to prevent exposing all database names and logins to any authenticated user?

I'm new to MS SQL and asking this question as a web developer with limited sysadmin experience who desires his service providers to use best practices. We have one database on a remote MS SQL server ...
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SSMS 2008 not remembering connection login credentials

When connecting to a server on SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I'm entering the Server Name, and using SQL Server Authentication, entering Login & Password, and ticking Remember password. ...
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Shut down operating system by killing task

I came across quite an odd error recently and was wondering if anyone has any insight into it. I can't find any reference to such a scenario on Google so here goes... The rough sequence of events is ...
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Connect to SQL Server from different network (remote) [closed]

I am new to SQL server stuff and recently thought of creating a Database for my website. I would like to stop things like comments, blog post, stuff like that. But I am trying not to pay for SQL ...
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Cannot login to Reporting Services through SSMS and Reporting Services Configuration manager

I am trying to connect to reporting services through ssms. I am getting a following error: "A connection to the computer cannot be established. Access is denied" I have system administrator/system ...
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Backup MS SQL 2000 db from SQL Management Studio 2005 on another server?

The situation: I have an instance of MS SQL 2000 running on one server. On another server I've installed SQL Management Studio Express 2005. I can access the SQL 2000 server from Management Studio. I ...
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SQL Server keep crashing, cannot connect with SSMS, Agent not starting

System Windows Server 2003 x64 SQL Server 2005 x64 Problems: 1) Cannot connect via SSMS - Tried both sa account and domain account (that is in sysadmin group) - If I supplied the wrong password, ...
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Why does SSMS Restore Database to another database not copy the current state of the “From” database?

When copying a database by using the Restore Database functionality in SSMS, why is it not a copy of the current state of the Database? After performing the Restore From Database Bar to Database Foo, ...
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SQL Server does not exist or access denied on a local machine

I have the following exception when trying to open a connection to the server since last week. [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied. I'm using MSSQL ...
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SQL: name without a login name

I have noticed that when I open SQL server enterprise manager and I navigate to the list of users under a specific DB, I found users with"Name" but some have no "Login Name" value. What does this ...
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In SSMS, editing a table, can column names be sorted alphabetically?

SSMS Sorts column names alphabetically in all its dialogs - when choosing columns for indexes, relationships, etc. However, when editing ("Designing") a table, the columns are listed in the order in ...
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SQL Server Maintenance Plan Wizard

Using SQL Management Studio 2012, when I right-click on an existing Maintenance Plan, and select the "Maintenance Plan Wizard" option from the context menu, what launches is a wizard to create a new ...
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SQL Server 2008 (SSMS) : Find next run date for a job

I would like to know if there is a way to get the next time a job is supposed to be running in SQL Server 2008, using a T-SQL query or even in SSMS if possible, without having to consult all the ...
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Looking for SSMS 2008 Express Only

I downloaded SQL Server 2008 Express from here..... But it still did not install the SQL Server Management Studio that I need to connect to my databases.....see image below....looking for this. ...
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SQL Management Studio on Windows 7 64Bit

We're scratching our heads a bit here. We have SQL Server 2000 on our internal systems and I have a new machine. My old windows XP machine had Mgmt Studio (full version). I have tried to run the SQL ...
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How do I connect to NAMED INSTANCE of SqlServer 2008 running on custom port from another network?

I have a named instance of MS SQL Server 2008 running on port 1456. TCP/IP and NamedPipes are ENABLED for the server. No Aliases created. local address: 192.168.1.123\RM - works from local computer ...
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SQL Server Cannot see tables in Object Browser where Login = db_owner

A colleague is trying access a particular SQL Server over a remote link. He can login to the server (via SSMS) with the SQL Server credentials I supplied, but although he can view tables/etc in the ...