Category Archives: SSMS

  1. SSMS Put pinned tabs in their own row

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    July 21, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while back (6 years ago 😲) I talked about how you can change the behavior of SSMS so that …
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  2. I’m writing a SQL Server security presentation and I need your help.

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    February 24, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m working on a new presentation titled Watch Ken solve security headaches in SQL Server. In this presentation I’m going …
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  3. Help, not all of my column is displaying in the output of the query!

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    February 22, 2022 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ll be honest, I don’t remember if I’ve written about this before but I couldn’t find it, so here we …
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  4. Creating a configurable SSMS script

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    May 18, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    Several times over the last few weeks I’ve gotten a request to create a new work database. The individuals from …
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  5. What is (local)?

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    April 27, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    When connecting to a SQL Server instance sometimes you’ll see (local), localhost or even just a single period (hard to …
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  6. Change the size of the grid results view in SSMS

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    March 4, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    After my post last month about configuring your tools I’ve been on a make my life easier kick and one …
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  7. Configure your tools : T-SQL Tuesday #123

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    February 11, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Happy T-SQL Tuesday! Thanks for hosting this month Jess Pomfret (blog|twitter) and great topic. Life Hacks. There is one thing …
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  8. What does the User Mapping tab of Login Properties really tell us.

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    June 24, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case it’s not clear, we are talking about the Login Properties GUI in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Now, …
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  9. A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server.

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    March 27, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Brent recently did a post called In Azure SQL DB, what does “The connection is broken and recovery is not …
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  10. What version of SQL is SSMS scripting for?

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    March 25, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently (honestly it’s been a few years now) Microsoft split the lifecycle for SSMS out from the general SQL Server …
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