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Error "Item Has Already Been Added" Opening Server Properties on Analysis Services


The error occurs when the user attempts to open the server properties for SQL Server Analysis Services within SQL Server Management Studio



There is a known issue when using SQL Server 2012, 2008 R2, or 2008 with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012R2
The error message is detailed in full at the following Microsoft knowledgebase article:


To resolve this error, you will need to update your version of SQL Server.

Please see the related article on how to determine your version of SQL Server

You will also want to ensure that you have all of the latest service packs installed.  You can find instructions on this here.

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