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Error opening Activity Monitor in SQL Server 2008 (Management Studio)

Posted on 2013-01-02
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I am getting this error (See Attachments) when I try to open the Activity Monitor in SQL Server 2008.
I can open it just fine on another PC with SQL Server 2008 so I assume I am missing part of the install and wondered if someone could tell me what part I am missing.
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I found a couple of blog entries explaining this error:

http://thelonelydba.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/unable-to-open-job-activity-monitor-in-sql-2008-ssms-express/
http://ndflanagan.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/cannot-show-requested-dialog-when-using-sql-server-2008-job-activity-monitor/

Sounds like it was by design if you have just the SSMS client installed on your PC and didn't install the full software
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I went ahead and did a full reinstall and it is working now - Thanks
It does require the full Management Studio Tools not the stripped down version
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