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Removing a Server name From SSMS

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi all, When I start SS Management Studio I am presented with the "Connect to Server" dialog window. I want to remove one of the obsolete items in the "Server name" dropdown. 

I got a reference to same problem


but that thing does not work for me ...may be because I am using Sql server 2008 R2...

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