accessing a sql 2005 db with 2008 management studio

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi Folks,

I seems to have problems when accessing a sql 2005 database with 2008 management studio.

Examples of my problems are Explorer is only showing tables in the dbo schema when using the same user show all tables in ssms 2005

Also I cannot view my databases in explorer in ssms 2008 but can in ssms 2005 with the same user

I have not experience these issues with using ssms 2005  on a 2000 db. Does anyone have any
idea what is going on here?

Question by:david_32
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    If you dont have permission to all databases and if you use management studio 2008, you will most likely get this error:

    To fix it:
    click View, Object Explorer Details. Then, open Databases. Finally, click the header columns and uncheck Collation
    LVL 14

    Accepted Solution


    Did this fix it for you?

    Also, you should try applying the latest Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 - I think that fixes this particular error too.


    Author Closing Comment


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

    After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

    Hi all, It is important and often overlooked to understand “Database properties”. Often we see questions about "log files" or "where is the database" and one of the easiest ways to get general information about your database is to use “Database p…
    Occasionally there is a need to clean table columns, especially if you have inherited legacy data. There are obviously many ways to accomplish that, including elaborate UPDATE queries with anywhere from one to numerous REPLACE functions (even within…
    Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now