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Tips ‘N’ Tricks – SSMS – Shortcut to Invoke SQL Server Management Studio

01 May

Following are the two approaches to invoke SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in various versions of SQL Server.

Regular Approach (4 Steps)

  • Click on Start
  • Go to All Programs
  • Go to Microsoft SQL Server <<Version>> (like Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2)
  • Click on SQL Server Management Studio

Shortcut Approach (3 Steps)

  • Click on Start > Click on Run… (or alternatively press Windows + R)
  • Type the following
    • sqlwb (for SSMS 2005)
    • ssms (for SSMS 2008/2008 R2/2012)
  • Click on OK or Hit Enter

This simple 3 step process launches SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for corresponding version of SQL Server).

If you know of any other interesting shortcuts, then share it by leaving a comment below.

Reference: http://dattatreysindol.blogspot.in/2009/09/shortcuts-to-invoke-sql-server-client.html

Take a look at the other Tips and Tricks in this Series on Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Shortcuts to Improve Productivity, and Design and Coding Skills.

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