Activity Viewer 2012?


Any plan to make this handy utility work on a SSAS 2012 only server? When I tried to connect to a SSAS 2012 instance from a server where only SSAS 2012 is installed. I received the following error "Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
However, if I run the utility from a server where SSAS 2008 is installed, I can connect to a remote SSAS 2012 instance just fine.


Terrizer wrote Feb 27, 2013 at 5:17 AM

I think version doesn't matter because I work well on 2012. Try to look up AS settings.

wrote Jun 7, 2013 at 1:47 AM

wrote Jul 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

DAMcL wrote Jul 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM

My impression is that it can successfully connect to 2012 instances but it needs to be installed on a server with the SQL 2008 client.

SvenKmetsch wrote Oct 3, 2013 at 9:19 AM


I updated the Activity Viewer with the references for 2012. This means you can run it on a machine that does not have SSAS 2008 on it.


Here is a blog post I wrote about how I did this:


In the interests of full disclosure I merely updated the references and the UI. All other code is exactly as is in the 2008 version. I hope you find it useful.