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SQL Server Management Studio 2008 Too Slow

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We have installed SQL Server Management studio on a windows 2007 machine. We use this machine as an internal testing server hence host websites on IIS and database on sql server. Management studio is just used for backup purposes and giving rights to new users and all. Though Visual studio is also installed on this machine but it is rarely used whenever there is any bug which we are unable to simulate on local machines.

There are 0-10 people at the maximum accessing the websites installed on this machine. It has been running perfectly fine for last 4 years or so but now we may be approaching nearly about 100 odd databases in sql server and similarly 100 odd websites in IIS.
For the last 1 month, sql server management studio (which I believe is 2008 though I have pasted info below and database instance is 2012) is extremely slow. Now it is that slow that it takes 3-4 minutes to expand the databases and nearly 10-15 mins to show the popup for restoring /backing up any database. This is quite frustrating as we have keep on waiting. It used to be fast earlier.

Here is the configuration of the machine:

Windows 7

Processor Is Core to Duo Intel

RAM – 2GB (initially I used to think it is sql server.exe which is taking lot of memory as it used to reach 1.2 GB which I used to see in the processes tab task manager so I used to restart the sql server.exe service and it used to come down to 100-200 MB’s around and this I am doing as of now as well but why sql server management studio is taking so much of time – that is something I am wondering as it is always around 70-300 MB max). I can increase RAM but this same system has been running fine for last 3-4 years hence wondering it is a software issue than hardware issue.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 11.0.3128.0

Database instance : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP1) - 11.0.3128.0 (X64) Dec 28 2012 20:23:12 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Express Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

Request Experts Help asap as it is impossible to wait for SSMS for that long!
Steven Kribbe
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