SQL SERVER – SSMS 17.7 Observation – Two Miscellaneous Category in Database Property Options

First of all this observation is only applicable if you are using SSMS 17.7 build. It was very interesting to me that I was able to find two Miscellaneous categories in Database Property Option for SQL Server. Please note the version of SQL Server which I have connected to SSMS 17.7 is also SQL Server 2017. If you try following on any other SSMS version you may not get the same results.

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SQL SERVER – Error: Could not Load File or Assembly Microsoft. SqlServer. management. sdk. sfc Version 12.0.0.0

My virtual machines are my playground and I do install/uninstall a lot of stuff there (of course related to SQL Server learning). When things break, I get to learn something new. In this blog we would talk about how to troubleshoot and fix Could not load file or assembly error. This particular error can come in many flavors. Here is another form of the same error.

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SQL SERVER – Restore Database Wizard in SSMS is Very Slow to Open

Recently I was hired for my On Demand (55 minutes) Service by an organization and they had a very interesting situation. To be very honest, I was initially lost for few moments when they described this situation to me and wanted me to solve their error. They were facing a very unique situation where their SSMS was working just fine but when they try to restore any database, SSMS Restore Database Wizard will take forever to open.

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SQL SERVER – Installation Error – Unable to Open Windows Installer File – 2147286960

SQL installation and parching are the processes which every DBA has to do. Some smart DBAs do this via script and some go with a manual approach. When it fails, it is fun to debug it because you have to take help from internet to find possible causes and solution. In this blog, we would learn about how to fix error Unable to open Windows Installer file -2147286960.

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SQL SERVER – FIX: Arithmetic Overflow Error in Object Execution Statistics Report in Management Studio

Many times, there are unforeseen conditions and few developers can’t predict which writing the code of a product. This is the reason we have bugs in the products and we all have job to do. One of my clients was not able to run one of the inbuilt reports which come with SQL Server Management Studio. The report name was Object Execution Statistics. As per them, this report was running fine until last week and it had suddenly stopped working. They wanted some idea this as it was not a show stopper for them. When they launch the report, they see below error

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