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Introduction to SQL Server Management Studio for Business Intelligence

To access, configure, manage, and administer Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services, use SQL Server Management Studio. Although all three business intelligence technologies rely on SQL Server Management Studio, the administrative tasks associated with each of these technologies are slightly different.

Note Note

To create and modify Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Integration Services solutions, use SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), not SQL Server Management Studio. SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a development environment that is based on Microsoft Visual Studio.

SQL Server Management Studio enables you to manage Analysis Services objects, such as performing back-ups and processing objects.

Management Studio provides an Analysis Services Script project in which you develop and save scripts written in Multidimensional Expressions (MDX), Data Mining Extensions (DMX), and XML for Analysis (XMLA). You use Analysis Services Scripts projects to perform management tasks or re-create objects, such as database and cubes, on Analysis Services instances. For example, you can develop an XMLA script in an Analysis Services Script project that creates new objects directly on an existing Analysis Services instance. The Analysis Services Scripts projects can be saved as part of a solution and integrated with source code control.

For more information about how to use SQL Server Management Studio, see Analysis Services Scripts Project in SQL Server Management Studio.

SQL Server Management Studio enables you to use the Integration Services service to manage packages and monitor running packages. You can also use Management Studio to organize packages into folders, run packages, import and export packages, migrate Data Transformation Services (DTS) packages, and upgrade Integration Services packages.

Use SQL Server Management Studio to enable Reporting Services features, administer the server and databases, and manage roles and jobs.

You manage shared schedules by using the Shared Schedules folder, and manage report server databases (ReportServer, ReportServerTempdb). You also create a RSExecRole in the Master system database when you move a report server database to a new or different SQL Server Database Engine (SQL Server Database Engine). For more information about these tasks, see the following topics:

You also manage the server by enabling and configuring various features, setting server defaults, and managing roles and jobs. For more information about these tasks, see the following topics:

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