SQL 2012 Management Studio hangs clicking Files menu during database restore

I’ve had this nagging issue for months now.   Every time I go to restore a database from a backup file, I cannot click the Files menu in the left sidebar.   This didn’t happen in SQL Server Management Studio 2008.    But it happens every time in SQL Server Management Studio 2012. I enjoy using SSMS, it works well for my needs.  So it got very frustrating that it would lock up when I needed it most. I finally took the time to research and thought maybe a newer version had been released since I downloaded it.  ...

Jul 25, 2014 READ MORE
Server 2012 how to set folder permissions ASP.Net application pool

Microsoft tries so hard to make things simple, yet often winds up making them harder.  I needed to set folder permissions with an ASP.Net 4.0 website running on Server 2012.   The problem was the site worked, but certain folders needed Modify rights. To make this happen properly, you have to: 1.  Locate the name of the application pool assigned to your asp.net website.  In my case, we’ll call it BlahAppPool.  You can find which app pool is assigned by using IIS Manager and going to the Basic Settings of the website in question. 2.&...

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