SQL Server 2005/2008: Disable Management Studio’s Splash Screen

Posted October 12, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Database

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If you have grown tired of having to view the splash screen each and every time you open the SQL Server Management Studio, you can use a simple command line switch in your shortcut to bypass the annoyance.

1. Right-click on the desktop.

2. Click New and select Shortcut.

3. Click the Browse button and go to the Sqlwb executable (“C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Sqlwb.exe”).

4. After the full path and the end quotes, add one space and type in -nosplash.

5. Click Next.

6. Type a name for the shortcut.

7. Click Finish.


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