SSMS Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program

This blog provides one of the ways to resolve the error “Cannot execute script: Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program” when you are using SQL Server Management Studio.

Both of my SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016 Management Studio error.

SQL Server 2014 Management Studio shows Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program.

SQL Server 2016 Management Studio shows System.OutOfMemoryException.


There is no way to resolve this in SQL Server Management Studio.

You need to start your command prompt to run the command like below.

SQLCMD -d <database-name> -i filename.sql

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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