SQL Server 2012 Extended Events Add-in Updates

Back in July I blogged about the SQL Server 2012 Extended Events Add-in to Manage 2008/R2 Instances. Unfortunately, despite having multiple beta testers using the add-in before the release, I started getting reports of the add-in crashing Management Studio. A new version of the add-in is available for download (https://www.sqlskills.com/free-tools/sql-server-2012-extended-events-add-in/) that addresses this and one or two other issues that were reported over the last month. If you have the add-in installed, it should prompt you to update the next time it loads. To install the newer version, you will have to uninstall the add-in and then install the new build.

7 thoughts on “SQL Server 2012 Extended Events Add-in Updates

  1. Hello,

    I downloaded this and installed it and have verified that it is installed in Control Panel. I have SSMS 2008 R2 and SSMS 2012 installed on my workstation. I do not see anything under the View menu in either version of SSMS for this Add-In. What am I missing? Thanks.

  2. Hi jonathan,
    I have a general question about the SQL 2012 Standard version installed.I have installed Visual studio and Management studio 2012 but it is going to expire.I am just using this for learning purposes not for business.Could you please guide me how can i stop the expiration to happen or if it is cheap to buy.I just need to practice.thats it.

    1. Hey Jodat,

      You should purchase Developer Edition which is not expensive for a single person license. There is no way to stop Evaluation Edition from expiring that I can share with you. It is time limited for Evaluation purposes only. You can do learning on Express Edition, within a limited feature set, and it includes a full version of SSMS if you do 2012 SP1, so no time bombs on anything. You have to fully uninstall all the SQL components from Programs and Features before installing Express 2012 SP1 or you will have the limited time bomb issue still.

  3. Hi Jonathan,

    This is my Current Build
    “Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) – 10.50.1600.1 (X64) Apr 2 2010 15:48:46 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Developer Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) ”

    I am not able to find Extended Events Tab under Management in SSMS

    Could you please help me out

  4. Just found out about this add-in today, unfortunately I can’t get it to work, the Event Session Explorer window is always blank no matter which server I have selected in the Object Explorer. I’m running SSMS 2012 SP2 and the servers are running SQL 2012 SP1 or SP2, and I also have some RedGate add-ins and the SSMSBoost add-in running in SSMS, not sure if there might be a conflict. Also, if the Event Session Explorer window is open and I disconnect all servers in the Object Explorer, when the last server is disconnected, SSMS crashes and displays this info:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: Ssms.exe
    Problem Signature 02: 2011.110.5058.0
    Problem Signature 03: 537406e3
    Problem Signature 04: XEvents.Addin
    Problem Signature 05: 2.0.5011.35369
    Problem Signature 06: 523d15c4
    Problem Signature 07: cc
    Problem Signature 08: 1b
    Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
    OS Version: 6.3.9600.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 5861
    Additional Information 2: 5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
    Additional Information 3: dba6
    Additional Information 4: dba6f3f51243e7af8337f6bced10f1a2

    I’m not sure if anyone else has had this problem, or if you have any time to investigate this yourself, but figured I’d at least let you know.

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