About this lesson
We will connect to a server and look at the Object Explorer
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Connecting To A Server
Let's fire up SSMS!
When to use
Whenever you want to do any database work, you'll use SSMS to connect to your server.
Fire up SSMS and logon to your server. Use Windows Authentication to log on.
Familiarize yourself with the object explorer on the left side of the screen.
Hints & tips
- Your server name will be your current windows username.
- Check out the Object Explorer - It's point and click easy!
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