SQL Server management Studio 2012 is wonderful tool and has many different features. Many times, an average user does not use them as they are not aware about these features. Today, we will learn one such feature. SSMS comes with many inbuilt performance and activity reports, but we do not use it to the full potential.
Connect to SQL Server Node >> Right Click on it >> Go to Reports >> Click on Standard Reports >> Pick Any Report.
Please note that some of the reports can be IO intensive and not suggested to run during business hours!
More on Standard Reports:
SQL SERVER – Out of the Box – Activity and Performance Reports from SSSMS
SQL SERVER – Generate Report for Index Physical Statistics – SSMS
SQL SERVER – Configure Management Data Collection in Quick Steps
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Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)