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    SAinCA commented  · 

    That's incredibly odd. We get this, albeit frustratingly intermittently, of MacBooks running Windows, and HP Gen 9 servers running Windows Server 2016. We have even completely wiped the server back to "nothing but the OS from a fresh image" and the install of 17.6 still failed to evidence the options. That does include removal of the VS2015 Isolated Shell (followed by windows reboot just be sure).

    My MacBook colleague has stripped off every vestige of every version of Management Studio from her laptop. The process of installing the 17.0 then the upgrade still met with "no options".

    I have run a powershell script that one of the SQL Gurus, maybe Aaron or Erland, supplied, that scanned the registry for everything to do with SSMS, and iteratively removed all artifacts, dependent artifacts, and topmost. That was painful. Still had issues.

    May I suggest that rather than repeatedly attempting to reproduce the issue, you find out what is missing from the multiple failed installs I have available even now. Having detected the missing items/registry entries, set up a simple .reg script that puts a standard deployment set of entries in the registry in the event a consumer has these issues, and there are quite a few of us judging by the MSDN Forum posts on the subject. We can then import a settings file from a "good" install on another box, and the result of the .reg + Import should be "all options are available".

    How say you?

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    As posted: (I should say that partitioning has been tried but found to not suit the need. Multi-part natural key; partial-key select/update/delete requirements; deployment challenges at self-administered customer implementations, to name a few hurdles.)

    The last but one phrase renders the suggestion unworkable. Too many of our customers, even considering they are purchasing an ERP solution, do not engage DBAs with even basic knowledge of SQL Server, let alone expect them to deploy and manage a plethora of filegroups. Just last week we met a self-administered customer's "it's too slow" SQL VM with 2 vCPUs, 0 MAXDOP, 5 Cost threshold, Auto-shrink, IO at 4 seconds avg tempdb... And that is sadly all too often the likes of what we encounter. KISS is essential. That may have been a VM, but we meet "challenged" iron, too.

    Thanks, though, for the suggestion, Paulo.

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    18 comments  ·  SQL Server » Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Could you check if “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\1033\Microsoft.DataWarehouse.VsIntegration.rll” is missing from your machine?

    If it is, you may try two things (either one) to alleviate the pain:
    1) Locate ssms.pkgundef (typically at “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\ssms.pkgundef”)
    Edit it and add a line line this at the bottom:
    [$RootKey$\FontAndColors\Data Warehouse Designer]
    2) Grab the missing file from a machine running the same version of SSMS (it could be a temporary VM with just that binary)

    It would be helpful if somebody could share (OneDrive or equivalent) the content of the TEMP\SSMSSetup folder (that’s the history of the SSMS setup): it may reveal useful info for us.
    Note: there may be sensitive information in those log files (machine names, path names, etc…), so use your best judgement.

    -Matteo

    SAinCA commented  · 

    SAME ISSUE - brand new Windows Server 2016 Standard. Added SQL 2017 Developer. Added SSMS 17.0 (becuase of this very issue on other boxes), then 17.6. NO TEXT EDITOR FONTS AND COLORS! Updated to 17.7 - SAME! Uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled 17.7 full - SAME: NOTHING!

    Uninstalled - again!

    Installed SSMS 16.5.3 - THERE THEY ARE!!!

    Installed 17.7 - there they ARE NOT!!!

    Why, oh why, oh why, cannot a simple install do what it is supposed to...

    PROBLEM HAS BEEN ONGOING SINCE v17 came out. Some of my team are utterly exasperated with this foul up and resigned to zero customization, the worst of which is being STUCK with a glaring white query background. That is no fun...

    Please fix this once and for all...

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    <=-=Sep 27 2010 2:23PM=-=>

    Hi Itzik,
    Thanks for your feedback on WINDOW clause. We will consider it for a future version of SQL Server.


    Umachandar, SQL Programmability Team

    <=-=Mar 21 2011 8:27PM=-=>

    I’m currently migrating an established application from another database platform to SQL Server. There’s a big, powerful chunk of the app missing due to the absence of the WINDOW clause functionality.

    I wouldn’t even want to think of how to implement this type of processing in SQLCLR, if that’s even possible.

    And if WINDOW is standard SQL, shouldn’t it be included in the Microsoft product? Competitors have it.

    <=-=Mar 2 2012 1:18PM=-=>

    Reuse of Window Definitions with WINDOW Clause
    This has been rolled up into our “Window Aggregates Enhancements” DCR for future consideration. Thank you for reporting it. All the information you provided has been captured for future reference.

    Thanks,
    Marc Friedman

    <=-=Nov…
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    <=-=Mar 10 2016 11:26AM=-=>

    It’s a shame that this was submitted as just a “suggestion”. It should actually be listed as a “bug” because there’s only a comparatively small set of use cases where enumeration of the result set of elements is not important.

    <=-=Mar 11 2016 12:47PM=-=>

    I agree that an order column is required; one example use case is where two lists are passed in, and ordinal positions in one list correspond to positions in the other.

    <=-=Mar 11 2016 3:12PM=-=>

    Please see the related suggestion: STRING_SPLIT needs “RemoveEmptyEntries” option, like String.Split in .NET ( https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/2462002/ ).

    <=-=Mar 12 2016 12:02PM=-=>

    This kind of function is primarily needed for de-serializing previously serialized arrays of values of any type format-able as text.
    I therefore recommend to have the result set of this function work excellent with this use-case.

    With de-serialized arrays there is a need to…

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    <=-=Nov 13 2007 12:37AM=-=>

    Hello

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re certainly considering row value constructors for a future release of SQL Server.

    - Sara Tahir
    Microsoft SQL Server

    <=-=Aug 11 2010 8:03AM=-=>

    I think row constructors would be a great and important addition to T-SQL. Just wanted to point out a few more cases that I’d love to see implemented:


    - Assignment
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    UPDATE dbo.T1
    SET (c1, c2, c3) = (@p1, @p2, @p3)
    WHERE keycol = @key;

    — Logically equivalent to:

    UPDATE dbo.T1
    SET c1 = @p1,
    c2 = @p2,
    c3 = @p3
    WHERE keycol = @key;

    — Or with a subquery:

    UPDATE dbo.T1
    SET (c1, c2, c3) = (SELECT T2.c1, T2.c2, T2.c3
    FROM T2
    WHERE T2.keycol = T1.keycol)
    WHERE keycol = @key;

    — Logically equivalent to:
    UPDATE dbo.T1
    SET c1 = (SELECT T2.c1
    FROM T2
    WHERE T2.keycol = T1.keycol),
    c2 =…

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    <=-=Mar 5 2017 2:42PM=-=>

    Thanks for this idea. This is a valid requirement and I hope that it will get more votes. Currently we cannot confirm when it will be added, but it is in our backlog.

    <=-=May 22 2017 5:03AM=-=>

    would like it very much, particularly since you already have the CONCAT / GREATEST() a variable number of paramenters and does something with it…

    <=-=Jun 5 2017 12:31PM=-=>

    GREATEST / LEAST functions would be fantastic addition.

    <=-=Nov 14 2017 3:42PM=-=>

    The workarounds using CROSS APPLY or CASE expressions are difficult to manage and read. I’d love to see these implemented.

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    <=-=Oct 4 2016 2:15PM=-=>

    This is similar to my feedback located here: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/2769130/sql-2016-temporal-tables-with-triggers. The solution I suggest is similar to this, and could be used in many different cases developing using SQL server.

    <=-=Jan 10 2017 9:43AM=-=>

    I would love this too. The issue is that many/most applications don’t use Windows Auth in the connection to SQL Server (connection pooling issues, etc), so SQL can’t get the User information

    <=-=Jan 10 2017 9:51AM=-=>

    @Sanford

    Just to clarify, I am not asking for an “automatically store user name” feature. I’m asking for “automatically store whatever I want, based on whatever expression I provide.” So the fact that the user name may or may not be available is not really relevant.

    That said, there are plenty of workarounds for various situations. I imagine that if you’re using a shared connection, you can get some notion of “user” some other…

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    <=-=Dec 13 2017 2:15AM=-=>

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/psssql/2009/06/05/sql-server-and-large-pages-explained/ says large pages require SQL Server Enterprise Edition. That post is rather old, but https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3210239/interoperability-of-columnstore-indexes-with-large-page-memory-model-i was updated in October 2017 and still links to it, so I assume they’d update the post if this requirement were no longer true.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(v=sql.120).aspx says “NUMA Aware Large Page Memory and Buffer Array Allocation” in SQL Server 2014 requires Enterprise Edition, but it is not clear to me whether this covers NUMA-unaware large pages as well. Likewise in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/editions-and-components-of-sql-server-2017

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    Could this also help 3rd-party monitoring tools that can swamp deadlock occurrence lists with exchange-event deadlocks, which hide the real deadlocks we want to resolve in code? Solarwinds DPA for one. Hope this gets traction - we can start to see the wood for the trees.

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