what/how do install to my VS 2023 so that I have Microsoft.SQLServer.Management available

elsvieta 326 Reputation points

hi all,

I am trying to write a method that launches an Agent job from an asp.net page, I need:

using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Agent;

I tried Project-> Add Reference, but found nothing when Searching for Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.

Any idea what I need to install and where do I get it?


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  1. Olaf Helper 40,656 Reputation points

    write a method that launches an Agent job

    Easier way is with a SQL command + plain SQL with sp_start_job (Transact-SQL)

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  1. Viorel 111.7K Reputation points

    Try to use the “Manage NuGet Packages...” command for your project, go to Browse tab, find and install the Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects package.

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  2. Lan Huang-MSFT 25,231 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @elsvieta,

    Beginning with SQL Server 2017 SMO is distributed as the Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlManagementObjects NuGet package to allow users to develop applications with SMO.

    Installing SMO

    Creating a Visual C# SMO project in Visual Studio.NET

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    Best regards,
    Lan Huang

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