SQL Server Management Studio Login Box Server name field too short - by E4CH

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

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ID 777743 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 1/29/2013 1:33:19 AM
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In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012 initial "Connect to Server" dialog box, we have to select a server. The last servers are cached somehow and visible when opening the dropdown box. In our company we have server names that are 13 characters long. That's not a lot. But then follows the FQDN (like ".develop.companydomain.net") and then the instance name (in our case USSQLnnMAINDEV or ..UAT). All together, this doesn't fit in the input box. The main information, which server we use is in the last three letters (DEV/UAT/PROD) and that information is not visible. The window cannot be resized and the dropdown doesn't allow edit or scroll. So we have to guess which one is the correct server. See attached screenshot for an example. I've blacked-out some parts of the server names (to not disclose exact server names) in the screenshot, but you get the idea there.
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Posted by Sanjay [MSFT] on 2/7/2013 at 8:02 PM
Hi!, thanks for writing in to Microsoft and providing this great suggestion.

We took a look at this request recently and triaged it against several others and unfortunately, it did not meet the bar to be fixed. While we are closing this issue as 'won't fix', we have taken note of this internally and we will try & incorporate this request when we revisit this functionality in a future release of SSMS.

Sanjay Nagamangalam, SQL Server Manageability