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Cannot Connect to SQL Azure.

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Azure.


Problem Description.

While trying to connect to my SQL Azure server using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I received the following error:

Connect to Server
Cannot connect to hhkxxxxxxx.database.windows.net
Additional information:
An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
Invalid object name ‘sys.configurations’. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 208)


As David Robinson documented here, the Object Browser of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 does not work with SQL Azure instances.



David posted a workaround for this issue here.

However, if you use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 to get connected to SQL Azure you won't have any inconvenience. This version of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is fully compatible with SQL Azure. 




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