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Killing Idle Analysis Services Sessions

Shabnam Watson shows us how to kill idle SQL Server Analysis Services sessions:

Think of this method as an emergency procedure only. As always, have database backups and try this on a development server first. Always take a backup of msmdsrv.ini before you modify any server properties. The default location of the file is this: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS15.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Config

If you set the timeout values too low on server that is under resource pressure, you may not be able to get to the server properties using SSMS and change them quickly within the time you set for the timeout. For this reason, I prefer the user of XMLA in this case which makes the process faster.

Read on to see how to do this.