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Import 2014 Registered Servers

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My dev box was replaced on Friday, as SQL 2016/2017 would not install on Win7.
I have just finished installing SQL 2017, and would like to get my extensive list of Registered Servers back.

However, according to Microsoft Docs, it is not possible to import Registered Servers into SSMS 2017 from an earlier version.

I am hoping that somebody here has found a way around this issue.


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DesNorton - Monday, December 4, 2017 3:58 AM
My dev box was replaced on Friday, as SQL 2016/2017 would not install on Win7.
I have just finished installing SQL 2017, and would like to get my extensive list of Registered Servers back.

However, according to Microsoft Docs, it is not possible to import Registered Servers into SSMS 2017 from an earlier version.

I am hoping that somebody here has found a way around this issue.


I've managed to successfully import a regsvr file created in SSMS 2014 into SSMS 17.3 no problems.



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anthony.green - Monday, December 4, 2017 4:09 AM
DesNorton - Monday, December 4, 2017 3:58 AM
My dev box was replaced on Friday, as SQL 2016/2017 would not install on Win7.
I have just finished installing SQL 2017, and would like to get my extensive list of Registered Servers back.

However, according to Microsoft Docs, it is not possible to import Registered Servers into SSMS 2017 from an earlier version.

I am hoping that somebody here has found a way around this issue.


I've managed to successfully import a regsvr file created in SSMS 2014 into SSMS 17.3 no problems.

I don't have the .regsvr file - Forgot to do an export Crying
I do, however, have the RegSvr.xml file from the ...UserProfile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Shell folder



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You may be able to get away with the XML file, just done a quick compare against my regsrvr and xml and they look identical.

Make a copy of it and rename it to regsrvr extension then try to import it.



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anthony.green - Monday, December 4, 2017 5:07 AM
You may be able to get away with the XML file, just done a quick compare against my regsrvr and xml and they look identical.

Make a copy of it and rename it to regsrvr extension then try to import it.

Import reports success. But nothing is imported.



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Does the XML file contain any content? Should be entries in the XML tag <RegisteredServers:RegisteredServers>, if not then you are going to have to re-create them from scratch and make a regsrvr backup on the off chance.





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anthony.green - Monday, December 4, 2017 5:49 AM

Does the XML file contain any content? Should be entries in the XML tag <RegisteredServers:RegisteredServers>, if not then you are going to have to re-create them from scratch and make a regsrvr backup on the off chance.


Yes. The xml file has data.



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This post appears to indicate that I need to change all my connections to trusted.
However, this does not appear to help.


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DesNorton - Monday, December 4, 2017 6:10 AM
This post appears to indicate that I need to change all my connections to trusted.
However, this does not appear to help.


What about previously registered servers option instead (Right Click Local Server Groups, Tasks -> Previously Registered Servers)? Does that yield any results?



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anthony.green - Monday, December 4, 2017 6:29 AM
DesNorton - Monday, December 4, 2017 6:10 AM
This post appears to indicate that I need to change all my connections to trusted.
However, this does not appear to help.


What about previously registered servers option instead (Right Click Local Server Groups, Tasks -> Previously Registered Servers)? Does that yield any results?

I am on a clean install of Win10, with SQL 2017, and SSMS 17.3.
Attempting to import previously registered servers results in "No previous Registered Server information was found on this computer."

I created a folder to replicate the original structure in SQL 2014, and added the 2014 xml file. I then restarted SSMS, but got the same result.



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