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Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio on Windows Server 2008 box

As you may already noticed, when working with Windows Server 2008, there are a lot of nuances we need to pay attention like if you are trying to open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, you will get an error like below even though the account you use has the admin right on SQL

SQL Error

What we need to do is to use Run As Administrator to start SQL Server Management Studio to bypass that error!

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Ying Li obtained a Master degree of Medicine in China and worked in the medical field before he came to the states in 1996. He made the career switch from troubleshooting people to troubleshooting computers after he came to the states. Not entirely a surprise there, if you know that his second preference for college is Mathematics. Ying is two times Admin Framework MVP awardee (2007-2008).His previous employment experience in the US includes UUNET, MCI WorldCom. MMC (Marsh & McLennan Companies), Merrill Lynch. He is currently employed by Related Companies as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer. He is proficient in virtually all Microsoft products (Office/Back office). His craving for efficiency naturally leads him to scripting, automation and before you know it, PowerShell! He is currently a MCSE (NT4, 2000, 2003) and MCITP Server Administrator. Ying enjoys wines and love to travel. His non work related passion is to advocate Health Living!

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