Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc not found

  • thomas.pluempe

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    when attempting to add a database to my application in Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition, I get a successful connection to the Microsoft SQL Server and the browser shows my databases, I have created. But when I click 'OK' I get the message:

    "Can not add the database, because the file or Assembly "Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc" can not be found."

    What can I do?


  • carlosalbertomurillo

    SSC Rookie

    Points: 33

    I had the same problem, this is because the uninstall did poorly done. I did that and it worked, tries to see if it fixes the problem:

    1. Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Objects in the following URL:

    2. Install it in the machine

    3. Restart Visual Web Developer

    Maybe You also have to download the CLR types (its in spanish)

  • rtbala

    SSC Journeyman

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    thanks, it solved my problem.

  • moonfly.msk

    SSC Rookie

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    Thanks, it solved this problem for me as well.

    The easiest location to download both the CLR types and management objects is

  • Philip Hurzeler

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    Worked for me too, thanks! Gotta scroll down pretty far to find those CLR types. Phil

  • bbandelin2

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    I had this same issue. The solution above did the trick. Thanks!

  • yoel.masih

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    Been struggling with this issue for the past few days and found this post most valuable, thanks for it.

  • shr.prdhn

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    carlosalbertomurillo & moonfly.msk

    Thanks.... It worked...!!!

  • kmking

    SSC Journeyman

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    This solution ended a 3 hour search. Thank you for posting it.

  • Bill Wehnert

    Ten Centuries

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    SQL Server Central for the WIN!

    I just migrated a 2008 project to 2010 and all sorts of stuff just broke. Couldn't find half of the DLLs - saved the day!

    Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

  • mascheck55


    Points: 15

    Thanks! it worked for me as well - some years after the first notice this failure still persists!

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