Customizing the Status Bar for each SQL Server Instance registered in CMS


Problem:
Steps to distinguish production and non-production SQL Servers registered in CMS while executing the query. Below article will guide you how to use customize colors in CMS.

Solution
To identify the production and non-production SQL Instances registered in CMS within the same group; you can use the Custom Color feature. In this article I will guide how to use to the custom color feature of CMS.

Step 1: Connect to Central Management Server (CMS) from SSMS.

Step 2: Right click on the registered CMS server and select properties.

Step 3:Go to Connection Properties tab, checked the Use Custom color box and select the desired color. Click on Save to proceed.

Step 4: Right click on the SQL Instance and Open a new query window. You can see the blue color in the status bar. This way we can identify the production and non-production box. By specifying the custom colors.

Ouput Image of SSMS

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