View currently running queries on SQL Server 2005?

Posted on 2007-11-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
What are the options/methods available for one who wishes to see the actual queries running and who is running them.  I know how to use sp_who2 if I want to see who is logged in, but I want to see the actual queries.
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Without using 3rd party tools your best bet is to use SQL Profiler and run a trace.  If you are in Mgmt Studio - go to Tools->SQL Profiler.  You can set a ton of options in there but essentially you want to see batches starting and completing.

You can also use dbcc inputbuffer(spid) where spid is the spid from your sp_who command.  It will tell you the last command on the spid.  

Typically I find a trace to be more useful though.
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Run a trace using the SQL Profiler, and you can see the SQL that is being fired against your SQL Server ...

Hope this helps ...
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To soon with the points ...
run this query:

sys.dm_exec_requests r
sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle) AS st
WHERE r.session_id = <spid number>

Hope this helps ...

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