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Job Activity Monitor will not open -- reason?


Job Activity Monitor will not open -- reason?

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ELLEN-610393
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On my local installation of the SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008 R2 everything works fine [including the Activity Monitor] except that when I try to open the Job Activity Monitor [for the SQL Server Agent Jobs] the message below pops up and then the Advanced information is below that.
This message and information does not tell me WHY it can't execute the request.

Does anyone have any idea as to what causes the problem? [so that I can fix it]
I have reinstalled SQL Server Management Studio. I do have local administrator rights.
I am a sysadmin on the SQL Servers that I am connected to when trying to open the Job Activity Monitor.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

"Cannot show requested dialog. Additional information: Unable to execute requested command. jobs(SqlManagerUI)"

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Program Location:

at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.UI.VSIntegration.ObjectExplorer.ToolMenuItemHelper.OnCreateAndShowForm(IServiceProvider sp, XmlDocument doc)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.RunningFormsTable.RunningFormsTableImpl.ThreadStarter.StartThread()
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what version is your SSMS tool actually running?

I've seen similar issues with the scripting of objects, where a prior version of SSMS cannot work correctly against a higher version of SQL server(specifically 2005 SSMS agasint 2008 or above for scripting various objects)

is it possible you have 2008 tools, but are connecting to 2008R2?

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does this sound like your issue?

http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/354939/cannot-open-dialog-in-job-activity-monitor


Posted by Agrapha on 9/29/2010 at 11:26 AM "

Confirmed. The full version of 2008 R2 express is unable to open the Job Activity Monitor on SqlServer 2008. Fresh install on a new machine via the Microsoft Web Platform installer, after loging I get the brillant "Unspecified error" alert while trying to view whats in the Job Activity Monitor. I'd say this is a successfully designed flaw. It would be hard to do this by accident.

Also as a side note, the download for Microsoft Sql Server 2008 express 32 bit full version is broke. It downloads a non-valid 32 bit application that does not run on a 32 bit platform. Thus I had to install via Web Platform Installer and then hit "customise" and add the management studio. I wonder if this is by design too? "

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The SSMS running is:
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.1600.1 aka SQL Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 6.1.7601.17514
Microsoft MSXML 3.0 5.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.5472
Operating System 6.1.7601

A couple of the servers I'm connecting to are SQL Server 2008 and a couple are "R2"

I get the same problem with both.
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On that thread I linked there was a post from Microsoft stating;

"We have confirmed that this is by design. If you have installed just the SSMS Basic Tools (such as from Express Advanced, or by not selecting SSMS advanced during setup), you will not be able to use Job Activity Monitor."

Can you verify if you have the advanced tools installed on your machine?

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I thought that it was but after reading the link you had above I am going to see about reinstalling. This time I will make certain that "Advanced" is checked. Just have to put in that service request ....

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Let me know how it goes ^.^

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