Solved

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio not Opening Connection Window

Posted on 2013-11-17
5
547 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I have SQL Server 2012 Express installed. I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and there were no problems - even after updates were applied. This weekend, a number of security patches have been installed (not to SQL) and now, when I open SQL Server Management Studio, the open connection window does not open and the management studio screen is unresponsive (as though a modal window is open somewhere but it is nowhere to be seen). I can open the profiler and that can open a connection window so I think it is something in Management Studio itself.

I have tried going through SQL installation to just remove the management studio and re-install it but the tick box that is checked next to management tools is disabled - preventing me from uninstalling.

Any guidance would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Martin
0
Comment
Question by:MWilliamsBolton
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:MWilliamsBolton
ID: 39655058
Another snippet of information. If I use flags to connect to my local server, the management studio works fine. If I click connect to connect to another server, the unresponsiveness returns... and now I have fund the problem!!..

For some reason, the open connection window was completely off my screen and not visible. After launching Management Studio, I pressed Alt Space and it showed the window menu for the connection window (which was modal for the management studio). I could select move and use the arrow keys to bring it back to a screen.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:EugeneZ
ID: 39658185
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
MWilliamsBolton earned 0 total points
ID: 39659004
Thanks - already installed SP1. The problem was with attaching a monitor. For some reason, the management studio opened the connection window in modal mode but placed it completely off all screens (and no window in the taskbar). I found it by accident by pressing alt - space then I could drag it back onto a screen using key presses.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:EugeneZ
ID: 39661058
very good
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MWilliamsBolton
ID: 39705712
I stumbled on the answer...
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Nowadays, some of developer are too much worried about data. Who is using data, who is updating it etc. etc. Because, data is more costlier in term of money and information. So security of data is focusing concern in days. Lets' understand the Au…
JSON is being used more and more, besides XML, and you surely wanted to parse the data out into SQL instead of doing it in some Javascript. The below function in SQL Server can do the job for you, returning a quick table with the parsed data.
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

910 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

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now