tempdb property size is not available

Posted on 2015-02-16
Last Modified: 2015-02-18

I'm trying to look into the properties of my sql server's tempdb.  I keep getting this error (attached).  This is an online production system so it is under quite heavy load.

This is MS SQL 2012 SP2 running on Windows Server 2012 R2 in a cluster.
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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 40613381
Do you belong to the sysadmin server role?
What property are you trying to view?

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ID: 40613394
Yes I am.
I'm just trying to view the properties of the db using sql management studio.
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Vikas Garg earned 500 total points
ID: 40613524

This is due to some long running query which us using tempdb. so when the query running will finish this error will simply go.
If you want to find that query you can use the profiler while clicking on property for temp db if still that is not visible than  enabled the "User Error Message"
That will give you the query.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40614193
Run these queries see what you get:
SELECT * FROM fn_my_permissions(NULL, 'SERVER');

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first one will give you all permissions you have at server level abd the second one will return 1 if your current login has admin rights.
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Expert Comment

by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 40614645
Don't use the GUI for those types of requests.  Instead, use:

EXEC tempdb.sys.sp_helpdb
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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 40615629
I'm just trying to view the properties of the db using sql management studio.
Can you be a tad more specific?  I mean what specific properties do you need?

Don't use the GUI for those types of requests.
Exactly, that is what I was trying to get at!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40617613
An open query still had a session open.

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