SQL Server Management Studio - Configuring the environment for first time use RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have recently switched my local 'My Documents' folder location to a network drive that I 'make available off line' to allow on-line/off-line work and synchronisation when I am working in and out of the office.

    When I load my SQL Server Management Studio 2005 I frequently get 'Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is configuring the environment for first time use'.

    Management Studio  them loads and I can continue without problem.

    I am guessing it is trying to make reference to some settings file. Any ideas? I wonder if I can change/move these settings elsewhere to a local drive?


    Friday, March 26, 2010 10:50 AM


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    There is bug report of this issue:


    "SQL Server Management Studio Express saves the settings for the user in ...\Documents and Settings\<User Profile>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\ShellSEM
    and in ...\Documents and Settings\<user profile>\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\ShellSEM
    if any of these files are not available or unusable, SSMSE will generate new ones."

    Hope this helps.



    Friday, March 26, 2010 3:54 PM
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    • Edited by MD.seradex Friday, February 27, 2015 4:19 PM
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