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Azure Data Studio - First Responder Kit Extension

This extension provides immediate access to the current First Responder Kit scripts and introductory execution suggestions. (All credit due to


The current release is available to download as a .vsix file and can be installed by opening the command palette (ctrl/command+shift+p) and selecting Extensions: Install from VSIX...



Import a script from the First Responder Kit to a new editor by opening the command palette (ctrl/command+shift+p) and selecting an option under First Responder Kit: Import <some script>. To import all scripts at once, select First Responder Kit: Import sp_Blitz and all its friends.

Import a Script


Already have the current scripts loaded to the database? Great! Take the shortcut to execution by opening the command palette (ctrl/command+shift+p) and selecting an option under First Responder Kit: Run <some script>. Several scripts are available in Object Explorer at Server, Database, and Table nodes.


Check Your Current Version

Want to check the sp_Blitz version on a server? You can check your current connection or a server in object explorer and find out if you have the current version.

Check Version Version Results

Documentation Linking in Status Bar

As you work with sp_Blitz and other First Responder Kit scripts, they will be automatically detected in the query editor and a link to documentation is provided in the status bar.

Link to Documentation for sp_BlitzIndex

Database Dashboard Tab

Selected elements from the First Responder Kit PowerBI dashboard have been replicated in a dashboard tab. The elements execute against the current database and require the database configured to contain First Responder Kit historical data. For more information on data collection configuration, please see:

Insights Tab

Extension Requirements

Internet connectivity is required for any of the "Import" commands, which connect to GitHub to fetch recent versions of the scripts. A GitHub account is NOT required.

First Responder Kit scripts require SQL Server 2008 or newer. See current requirements for the scripts at

Known Issues

No open issues at this time.

Unknown Issues

Can be raised here:

Release Notes


  • Fix for extension unable to pull scripts from GitHub. Change to utilizing main branch of First Responder Kit.
  • Adds interactive documentation linking to status bar.


  • Fix for changes to new editor connection changes in Azure Data Studio 1.15.0
  • Extension bundled with webpack


  • Improvement to version check process
  • Moves from sqlops to azdata dependency
  • Adds dashboard tab with insights widgets


  • Adds sp_blitzlock and sp_whoisactive
  • Adds version check for sp_blitz
  • Adds single command to get sp_blitz and all associated scripts
  • Adds menu items for object explorer for sp_blitz, sp_blitzindex, sp_blitzfirst, sp_blitzlock, and sp_whoisactive


  • Adds code snippets for execute scripts
  • Corrects sp_blitzindex execute script


  • Script import and run commands automatically connect to current context


  • Corrects base URL for scripts from dev to master branch of First Responder Kit


  • Initial release.

Special Thanks

A very important thank you to Brent Ozar Unlimited for supporting this extension.


This extension is released under the MIT License.