I just started getting an error window with "Unspecified Error" in MS Sql Server Management Studio 2005. I get this when trying to Create a New Table in a DB or Right Click > Design on an existing table. I am able to open up a new connection and query the DB without any problems. The error message obviously is no help. Any thoughts on what is the cause and how to fix this?

  • Did you install any plug-ins? In my experience, that can break Management Studio quite effectively. – user3463 Jan 26 '10 at 12:34
  • No Plugins. The only thing that I have installed recently is an upgrade for Windows Live Messenger and Writer. – Yaakov Ellis Jan 26 '10 at 12:45

I realize this answer is a little late in coming, but I just ran into this same issue.

Strangely enough, the error seems to go away if I use SQL Server Authentication rather than Windows Authentication. If you don't have that as an option or that doesn't work for you, I suppose you'll need to resort to old fashioned SQL statements.

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