Help using the tool

Dec 8, 2008 at 1:09 AM
Hi Danny, I installed the tool however I do not see it on SSMS or Object explore. I think it will be nice to provide a quik word doc with screen shot and a little guidence on how to use it.
Dec 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Edited Dec 13, 2008 at 6:25 PM
Same problem here, as far as the install goes  :)

For usage i would recommend the inside the storage engine book.

Dec 15, 2008 at 7:38 PM
Hi Neo100,

Apologies for the delay in replying to you.

Do you see the Internals Viewer menu in SSMS? The Internals Viewer - Allocation Map menu item will bring up the allocation map, which has the functionality of the standalone viewer (version 1). You should also see some additional items in the Indexes folder in the Object Browser.

If there is no trace of the add-in, try check in the registry that the LoadBehavior is set to 1 in  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Shell\Addins\InternalsViewer.SSMSAddIn.Connect or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Shell\Addins\InternalsViewer.SSMSAddIn.Connect for 2005.

Dec 16, 2008 at 9:57 AM
That fixed it.


Nexus64 (theo)
Apr 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Hi Dan,

I have the sql 2005 and after installation of Internals Viewer I don't see it on SSMS. I checked the registry and the LoadBehaviour  is set.


Apr 26, 2009 at 7:40 PM
Hi Dan,
I decided to install the product as stand-alone and it worked.
Thank you.