SQL Server Management Studio says 'Please reinstall the application.' RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I keep getting the following Error with the Management Studio:
    Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
    Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application.

    I tryed repairing, uninstalling, reinstalling multiple times, but it doesn't work.

    This is on a Windows 8 DP machine

    Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:21 AM

All replies

  • Bleeding edge, huh?

    I don't know the exact status for Denali and Windows 8, but since Windows 8 is an early beta, don't expect everything to work.

    Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esquel@sommarskog.se
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:22 AM
  • Hi,

    You need to use the registry editor

    Find: HKEY CURRENT USER\ Software\Microsoft\SQL Server Management Studio

    There will be 2 nodes called 11.0 and 11.0_Config

    Remove 11.0_Config and SSMS should launch.




    Monday, March 12, 2012 12:05 PM