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SQL Server 2005 Connection Dialog question

Posted on 2007-03-20
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I've just upgraded to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express. I've noticed that each time I open a saved query the application displays the 'Connect to Database Engine' dialog and asks me to connect again. I'm sure this didn't happen when i first started using the software. Any ideas?

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molar,

That's a standard 2005 "feature".  You're prompted to login with each saved file (even if opened in batches).  If you install SP2, they provided an option to always utilize the last active connection for each newly opened file.  That's about the only way around this issue...

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Thanks for the input.
The server is just the default instance on the local server. It's already registered so I don't think that that's the problem.

I've tried installting SP2 but I get the same problem. How do I get to the "always utilize the last active connection for each newly opened file" option?

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molar,

Maybe I misunderstood you.  The patch fixes the issue when opening multiple scripting files, it utilizes the active connection.  I would assume that it would do the same for each individual file (as indicated by this post)

http://sqladvice.com/blogs/repeatableread/archive/2007/02/19/SQL-Server-2005-SP2-Improvements.aspx
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I got the sql server 2005 connection to work. Downloaded SP2 from another link on the microsoft site and it seems to have fixed the problem.

Thanks dk
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