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Posted Saturday, September 7, 2013 3:13 PM
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I downloaded and installed MS sql management studio(MSSMS2005) from Microsofts's site. followed every instruction which was showed on the webpage.. now when i try to open MSSMS2005, a windows pop in and asks for server name.. and there is no name available in the drop down list for selection..
kindly help me out
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SSMS doesn't know about the servers. If you want to connect to a SQL Server local to your PC you can put in a ".", "Local", "LocalHost" if it is a default instance. If it is a SQL Express install you'll need to put in the instance name like ".\SQL Express".



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