I Came across this error when i got to work on some other machine with SQL Server Management Studion 2008 R2 installed.
This error thrown up when I tried to modify the design of a table by right clicking on a table and selecting “Design” option.
- Check Database version using “SELECT @@VERSION”
In my case it was SQL Server 2012 SP1.
- Update the SQL Server Management Studio to the version of the SQL Server.