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Toad for SQL Server 7.1 - Installation Guide

Troubleshoot SQL Server Issues

Installation Issues

The following table describes issues related to installing Toad.

Issue Cause/Solution

When installing Toad on Windows 7 64-bit, Program Compatibility Assistant may appear with “This program might not have installed correctly” message.


Select This program installed correctly to continue installation. For more information, see

Toad Plug-in for Microsoft® SQL Server Management Studio Issues

Issue Cause/Solution

Toad Plug-in cannot be invoked from Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio after you uninstalled one of several editions of Toad that resided on your machine side-by-side.

If you have several editions of Toad for SQL Server installed side-by-side (for example, Beta, Trial and Commercial) and you uninstall one of them, Toad Plug-in files are removed as a part of un-installation process.


Select one of the following:

  • Reinstall Toad for SQL Server. All current settings will be available after Toad reinstallation.
  • Launch SsmsInstallation.exe from the Windows command prompt as administrator.
    1. Open SSMS Installation directory (<Toad install directory>/ SSMS Installation) from the Windows command prompt.
    2. Enter the following:

      SsmsInstallation.exe [Type of Product/Mode] "[TSS Installation Directory]"


      [Type of Product/Mode] can be Uninstall, Freeware, Beta, Commercial, Trial

      [TSS Installation Directory] is the directory where Toad for SQL Server resides.


    C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Toad for SQL Server 7.1\SSMS Installation\SsmsInstallation.exe Commercial "C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Toad for SQL Server 7.1"

Connection Issues

Review the following solutions to help troubleshoot SQL Server connection issues in Toad.

Issue Cause/Solution

Cannot specify a port number when connecting

Currently, Toad does not have a separate field for specifying a port number.


You can connect if you know the port number for the instance by entering the following in the Server name field on the New Connection window:




For example:,1234 (where 1234 is the port number of the instance) 

Cannot connect to a remote instance in SQL Server 2005

Remote connections may not be enabled in SQL Server 2005. Also, named instances are configured to use dynamic ports and select an available port once the SQL Server Service starts. If you are connecting to a named instance through a firewall, configure the Database Engine to listen on a specific port, so that the appropriate port is opened in the firewall.

Note: Remote connections are disabled by default in the Express and Developer editions of SQL Server 2005.


To enable remote connections, see "How to configure SQL Server 2005 to allow remote connections" at:

"Path is not of a legal form" error message when connecting


"Could not find a part of the path
C:\Program Files\Quest Software
\Toad for SQL Server\Template\Scripts\
" error message when connecting

You attempted to migrate settings from a previous install of Toad to the current install, but the settings file (InitialSqlServer.Sql) for the previous install was either removed, moved, or corrupt.

You may also receive this error if you installed Toad and migrated settings from a previous version, and later uninstalled the previous version.


You must specify a valid location for the InitialSqlServer.Sql file in Toad.

To specify a valid location

  1. Open the SQL Server options page under Tools | Options | Database | SQL Server.

  2. Specify the location for the new install's InitialSqlServer.Sql file in the Run Script on new connection field.

By default, this file is located in the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad for SQL Server version \Templates\Scripts

Note: Clicking may result in a "Path not found error". If you receive this error, manually enter the location in the field.  

Cannot establish Named Pipes connection

If you are trying to connect to the server using Named Pipes, "Poll service status in connection list" option should be cleared.


  1. Open the options page under Tools | Options | Database | General.
  2. Clear Poll service status in connection list checkbox.
Cannot establish Azure connection

Failing to establish Azure connection may indicate that your IP address is restricted from having access to the Azure server.


  1. Select Tools | Cloud Computing | SQL Azure Portal to login to Azure Portal.
  2. Create a firewall rule on the master database, enabling access to current IP address or range. See Create and Alter Azure Firewall Rules for more information.
Cannot access some functionality when working with Azure connection.

To utilize majority of Toad functionality VIEW DEFINITION grant is required for those databases you want to work with.


Related Topics

Create SQL Server Connections

Manage Connections

Connection/Navigation Manager 

Configure Version Control

About Version Control

Toad integrates with your existing version control system so you can maintain multiple revisions of objects and SQL scripts . See Configure Version Control for Objects for more information on configuring version control in Toad.

For Version Control of your files handled by Toad see Version Control for Toad Files.

Important: See Troubleshoot Version Control for more information about issues when upgrading version control from a previous version.


  • Version Control can be configured for MS SQL Server 2005 and above.
  • If you want to place database objects under version control, you must configure version control for objects using the Object Explorer. Once configured, you can manage SQL scripts there. The main advantage of managing scripts in the Object Explorer is that you can easily share them with team members who have version control configured. See Manage Objects under Version Control for more information.
  • If you rename a version controlled object, Toad drops the original object and its history from version control and prompts you to add the renamed object to version control. This newly renamed object does not have any history associated with it.
  • Currently, CLR objects are not supported by version control.


You must install a supported version control client on the computer where Toad is installed. The following table lists the supported version control providers and the versions tested with Toad.

Supported Provider Server Version Tested Client Version Tested

Apache Subversion™


Subversion 1.7.5 on Windows

CollabNet Subversion Command-Line Client 1.7.5

Note: Any Subversion client must have svn.exe in its installation directory to use version control in Toad.

Git Toad works only with the local repository. For commands such as clone, pull and push use an external tool.

Team Foundation Server (TFS)

TFS 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015

Visual Studio® (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013) Team Explorer Client


File system based Toad allows to utilize practically any version control system using the external client tool. In this case Toad Version Control tool works with the directories at local HDD while you commit changes to the repository with version control client tool.

Note: Toad connects to your version control system based on login information included in the configuration. Your version control client does not need to run for Toad to connect.

The following objects can be added to Version Control:










Details of Team Foundation Server support:

Visual Studio/Team Explorer version TFS 2013 support notes TFS 2012 support notes TFS 2010 support notes
Visual Studio 2015 Supported (RTM or latest update) Supported (RTM or latest update) Supported (RTM or latest update)
Visual Studio/Team Explorer 2013 Supported (RTM or latest update) Supported (RTM or latest update) Supported (RTM or latest update)
Visual Studio/Team Explorer 2012 Requires latest Visual Studio 2012 update. Supports Git with Visual Studio Tools for Git extension Supported (RTM or latest update). Supports Git with Visual Studio Tools for Git extension Supported (RTM or latest update). Supports Git with Visual Studio Tools for Git extension

Note: Additional functionality and compatibility with older clients is possible but out of scope of what we are able to test.


Related Topics

File Version Control

Toad can integrate with your existing version control system allowing you to maintain multiple versions of Toad files. After you integrate Toad with your version control system, you can perform version control tasks directly from within Toad, such as commit file changes and retrieve revisions.

Toad supports the following version control systems for managing Toad files:

  • Apache Subversion™—Toad has been tested with Subversion 1.7.5 and 1.8.

The following types of files can be managed using version control from within Toad: Editor (.tef, .sql, .txt), Query Builder (.tsm), ER Diagram (.ter), and Automation (.tas).

Toad supports version control for database objects, as well as files. Version control for objects is configured separately from version control for files. For more information about version control for objects, see Configure Version Control for Objects.

To configure version control for Toad files

  1. Ensure that an Apache Subversion client is installed on the same computer as Toad.
  2. In Toad, open one of the supported file types. Then right-click the document window tab and select File Version Control | Version Control Wizard. This action opens the Version Control Wizard which allows you to configure Toad for your version control system.

    Note: Even if you previously configured version control for objects, you must run the Version Control Wizard again to configure version control for files.

  3. Use the wizard to provide information about your version control system to Toad. Review the following for additional information:

    Version Control System Page  


    Select Subversion.


    Click the Properties button and enter the path to the Subversion executable (svn.exe) on the client computer. For example, if using TortoiseSVN, the path might be:

    C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin

    Note: Do not include svn.exe in the path.


    Enter the URL for the Subversion repository on the Subversion server.

    Login and Password

    Enter the user name and password for your Subversion account.
    Default Version Control Settings Page  

    Version Control Folder

    Select the folder on the Subversion server where you want to check in files.

    If you currently have files under version control, select the folder on the server where these files are located.

    Working Folder

    Select a folder on the client computer to use as the root working folder. This is the location into which you will check out files.

    If you currently have files under version control, select your existing working folder.

To add a file to version control

  1. After configuring version control for files, you can start adding files to version control from within Toad. Right-click a document window tab and select File Version Control | Add file to working folder.
  2. Select a location in your working folder in which to save the file. Click Save.
  3. In the Commit dialog, enter a comment and click OK to add the file to version control.

To browse the repository

  1. Right-click the document window tab (of one of the supported file types) and select File Version Control | Repository Browser.
  2. In the Repository Browser you can right-click a file to perform one of the following actions. Available actions depend on the file's status.

    Action Description
    Open Open the file in Toad.
    Commit Commit your changes. Available for Modified or Untracked files.
    Undo Changes Discards your changes and reverts to the previous revision of the file (previous commit). Available when the file status is Modified.
    Get Latest Version Check out the latest revision from the remote repository. Available when the file status is OutOfDate.

To commit your changes

  • After modifying a file, right-click the document window tab and select File Version Control | Commit.

To compare revisions (Editor files only)

  • After modifying and saving an Editor file, you might want to compare your changes to the remote copy (last commit) before committing your changes. Right-click the document tab and select File Version Control | Diff with latest revision.
  • You can compare two revisions of an Editor file (.tef, .sql, or .txt) by using the History dialog.
    1. To open a file's History dialog, right-click the document tab and select File Version Control | Show history.
    2. Select two revisions to compare. Then right-click the revisions and select Compare revisions.
    3. For an OutOfDate file, right-click the latest revision in the History dialog and select Compare with working copy to compare the remote file to your working copy.

To check file status

  • The status of a currently open file displays in the status bar of the document window. You can also place the cursor over the document tab to display status.
  • You can check the status of one or more files by using the Repository Browser. To update file status in the Repository Browser, right-click a folder and select Update folder.
  • Review the following file status definitions.

    File Status Definition
    Untracked The file has not been added to version control. Right-click the file in the Repository Browser and select Commit to add it to version control.
    UpToDate The file in your working folder is synchronized with the file in the remote repository. No changes are detected. No action is required.
    Modified The working copy of this file was modified. The changes are stored in the working folder only. Commit this file to add the changes to the remote repository.
    OutOfDate A more recent revision of this file exists in the remote repository. To update your working copy, check out the latest revision from the remote repository (right-click the file and select Get Latest Version).
    Unknown The file is under version control, but its status cannot be determined.
    Deleted The file was under version control, but it was dropped or renamed in the working folder and exists only in the remote repository.

Additional Actions

  • To open the folder where a file is located, open the file and then right-click the document tab and select File Version Control | Open in Windows Explorer.


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