Open and Configure Object Explorer

Open Object Explorer by using the View menu in SQL Server Management Studio. Configure Obect Explorer options by using Options on the Tools menu.

Viewing Object Explorer

Object Explorer is visible in Management Studio by default. If you cannot see Object Explorer, on the View menu, click Object Explorer.

Configuring Object Explorer Options

To configure the Object Explorer settings, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click SQL Server Object Explorer.

See Also

Object Explorer
Connect to an Instance From Object Explorer
Manage Objects by Using Object Explorer
Object Explorer Details Pane
Custom Reports in Management Studio