Sunday, January 21, 2018

Configuration Manager Missing - Windows 10

SQL Server Configuration Manager is one of the fundamental tools for a DBA to do basic tasks like starting or stopping SQL Service, knowing how many instances and what components of SQL Server are been installed on the machine.

Imagine this, suddenly you find your configuration manager missing. Pretty annoying and can be one of those things which can give that 15 minutes of extreme irritating moments. Not sure, why it happens ( Windows update perhaps ? ) but have seen this in couple of machines now. You can find it at "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\" directory

For SQL Server 2017 it is : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager14.msc 
For SQL Server 2016/2014 it is : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager13.msc / SQLServerManager12.msc

To add it back to the start menu, copy it from the original location provided above and paste it to

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft SQL Server 2017\Configuration Tools\

This would put back the configuration manager under start menu. Hope it helps!!!


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Anonymous said...

very good post. I managed to find the sqlservermanager11.msc file and open the SQL configuration manager app. Thank you!

Jacob Milter said...

I would like to add that sometimes you need to execute: mofcomp "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"

This will be a complete Solution!