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Professional Microsoft® SQL Server® Analysis Services 2008 with MDX by Denny Guang-Yeu Lee, Robert Zare, Sethu Meenakshisundaram, Matt Carroll, Sivakumar Harinath

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2.4. Using SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is ground zero for administering the Analysis Services servers resident on your network. Not only that, you can also administer instances of SQL Server, Reporting Services, Integration Services, and SQL Server Compact Edition from within SSMS. In this book you learn how to administer and manage Analysis Servers. This chapter specifically discusses the Analysis Services objects shown in the Object Explorer. Administering Analysis Services is discussed in more detail in Chapters 7 and 13.

The first step in the process of working with objects in the Object Explorer is connecting to the servers you wish to manage. In fact, as soon as you start Management Studio, you get a dialog prompting you to connect to one of the server types as shown in Figure 2-41. Create a connection to the Analysis Services through your login.

Figure 2.41. Figure 2-41

SSMS provides you with a way to register your servers so that you do not have to specify the login credentials each time you need to connect. Click the View menu and select Registered Servers. You will see a window called Registered Servers in SSMS as shown in Figure 2-42. In the Registered Servers pane, click the toolbar icon second from left; this enables you to register an Analysis Services instance. Now, right-click the Local Server Groups folder and select New Server ...

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