If you are using SSMS 17 or 18, you have maybe noticed that the SSMS startup can be very very very very slow, which is annoying for everyone.
There are 2 workaround, which could resolve this issue:
- Open Internet Explorer: Options/Advance tab. Then scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck “Check for publisher’s certificate revocation”
- In SSMS go to Tools > Options > Environment > Startup > Select Open Empty Environment. See if this affects your startup speed of SSMS.