Many of us have been doing different 'unsupported' work-around options to clear history of server names from the SSMS connection dialog. The new version of SSMS released with Denali CTP 3 allows you to easily delete old entries right from the connection dialog.
To delete an old entry, open the drop down list, highlight the entry to be deleted and press the DELETE button (while the drop down list is still open). This will remove the selected entry permanently from the history.
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Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
Thank-you for sharing! This is a very useful piece of information to remember because the server-name lists can become annoying if one needs to work with a large number of servers in case of a development or QA environment. I presented a crude way to clear out the history earlier this year in one of my posts - http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/nakul/archive/2011/02/17/clearing-ssms-history.aspx. I will now update the post to link to this item so that readers have a conclusion/resolution to the issue.
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