Friday, January 09, 2009

Skip the Splash Screen on SQL Server Management Studio Start-Up

Simply add "-nosplash" to the target line in your SSMS shortcut, and it will skip displaying the splash screen.

According to a SQL Server Magazine article, "disabling the splash screen can cut the load time for SSMS in half."


  1. It didn't work.

    This was the target:

    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\SqlWb.exe"

  2. Anonymous7:51 AM

    i got it to work with /nosplash
    You can also use -S to default server and -d to default database so you dont get the initial dialog