Configuration Manager Missing – Windows 10

Nagaraj Venkatesan, 2018-01-21

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:WindowsSysWOW64″ directory

For SQL Server 2017 it is : C:WindowsSysWOW64SQLServerManager14.msc 
For SQL Server 2016/2014 it is : C:WindowsSysWOW64SQLServerManager13.msc / SQLServerManager12.msc

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

C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsMicrosoft SQL Server 2017Configuration Tools

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

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Configuration Manager Missing – Windows 10

Nagaraj Venkatesan, 2018-01-21

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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