Microsoft SQL Server(MSSQL server) is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. MS SQL server is commonly used with Classic ASP and ASP.NET. There are many different versions of SQL server and most ASP.NET hosting companies support different versions of SQL server. Hosting control panels have integrated tools to manage MS SQL databases. Unfortunately some windows hosting companies do not offer a web interface for MSSQL database administration. Customers using an MSSQL database will need to connect to the MSSQL server using third party software.
Here is a list of database management tools for SQL Server
SQL Datbase Studio(Free and Commercial versions)
SQL Database Studio is data management software working with Microsoft SQL Server. It offers modern tools for effective work with database such as visualizer of GPS coordinates. You can Export map with markers from database to WEB page. Beginners appreciate simple data filters and powerful query designer.Be sure to check out SqlDatabaseStudio. Also read our in depth review of sql database studio
HeidiSQL is a lightweight, Windows based application for managing Microsoft SQL databases(You can manage mySQL databases as well using this tool). It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events.
EMS SQL Management Studio for SQL Server (commercial)
EMS SQL Management Studio for SQL Server is a complete solution for Microsoft SQL Server database administration and development. It can be used for MSSQL Server database design, migration, extraction, SQL Server query building, data import, export and database comparison etc.
(commercial) RazorSQL is an easy to use SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris. It allows users to do database browsing, editing, management, administration, and programming.
Navicat for SQL Server is a powerful Database administration and development tool for Microsoft SQL Server. It works with SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012 and SQL Azure, and supports most of the latest features including Trigger, Function, View and others.
TOAD for SQL Server
If you are an Oracle fan, TOAD may be familiar to you. TOAD for SQL Server is available in 3 versions. Professional, Xpert Edition and Development Suite edition
EMS SQL Manager for SQL Server
(free or commercial): EMS SQL Manager for SQL Server is a high performance tool for Microsoft SQL Server database development and administration.
As the name suggests, it uses LINQ to interactively query your database. Note: LINQPad needs .NET Framework 4.0/4.5 (or Framework 3.5 for LINQPad 2.x).
Atlantis SQL Everywhere
Atlantis SQL Everywhere is a free SQL Server IDE that supports all versions of Microsoft SQL Server from 2000 to 2008 and comes with the most SQL Intellisense.
(shareware)urSQL is a highly customizable query editor that also allows you to access different database engines using one common interface.
MyLittleAdmin is the first web-based management tool specially designed for MS SQL Server. Almost all server and database objects like tables, views, stored procedures, indexes, constraints, functions, triggers, users, permissions etc can be managed through myLittleAdmin. Pleask control panels are integrated with Mylittleadmin.
Database Master is a powerful database administration program with a consistent and modern interface. It allows users to do database browsing, table editing, export/import data from/to single or multiple database table and more .
DeZign for Databases offers a visual interface to design your database.
DatAdmin is a database administration tool that allows working with many database engines.