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A curious case of a missing configuration group.


I recently received a brand new windows 7 virtual machine for my every day work use and one of the first things that I did was install SQL SERVER 2008 developer edition on it.

As I’d expect, this was a pretty straight forward task and before long I had a working SQL instance on my desktop.

During the day I made a configuration change that required me to re-cycle the SQL service – so off I went to the SQL SERVER configuration manager – but the “Configuration Tools” folder was not there. That’s odd, I thought.

I soon worked out that the SQL configuration manager is called “SQLServerManager10.msc” and can simply be started from the command line – or from actually locating the executable and running it.

The configuration manager executable is called SQLServerManager10.msc.

I found this snapin living in the “C:\WINDOWS\system32″ directory on my system.

I just thought that I’ll let you know in case anybody else has seen this program group not being installed – it’d be nice to hear from you if you have.




Posted by Steve Jones on 13 May 2011

I haven't seen this, but thanks for the note. I'll kepe this in mind if things break.

Was this x64 or x86?

Posted by leksshmanan on 5 July 2011

Whatever the platform is(32 or 64) ,SQL configuration manager is always installed on c:\windows\system32

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