SQL server: Slow SSMS

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:

  1. Open  Internet ExplorerOptions/Advance tab. Then scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck “Check for publisher’s certificate revocation”
  2. In SSMS go to Tools > Options > Environment > Startup > Select Open Empty Environment. See if this affects your startup speed of SSMS.