How To Open Activity Monitor In SQL Server 2008 R2 Posted on by Webmaster IT Support Forum › Forums › Databases › Microsoft › SQL Server 2008 R2 › Troubleshooting › How To Open Activity Monitor In SQL Server 2008 R2 Tagged: SQL Server Activity Monitor This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Webmaster 3 years ago. Author Posts September 1, 2014 at 10:52 am #738 WebmasterKeymaster Need to open Activity Monitor but can’t find it in SQL Server Management Studio for 2008 R2? Here’s how to open Activity Monitor in SQL Server 2008 R2: Open SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Connect to the SQL server On the tool bar, click on the icon that looks like a little graph. Alternatively, press Ctrl + Alt + A to open Activity Monitor. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.