Sunday 21 November 2021

Missing SQL Server Configuration Manager (SSCM) from the Start Menu

 Have you encountered an issue where the SQL Server Configuration Manager console is not available among the other SQL Server-related start menu applications?

This happened to me after upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

I have two instances installed on my PC (2016 & 2019). But SSCM is missing on both of them in the start menu.

But it's available and you can access it either way shown below:

1. Directly from the directory.

The relevant management consol service (.msc) file can be found in C:\Windows\System32 folder. You can directly browse the file and open the application.

2. Accessing via Computer Management Console.

SSCM will be available in the Computer Management Console, under "Services and Applications"

3. Using Microsoft Management Console.

Prior to using SSCM, you need to add it to MMC first. You can open Microsoft Management Console, by running "mmc" in the Run dialogue.

Once the console is opened, add the SQL Server Configuration Manager using Add/Remove Snap-In.

Hope this will be helpful for you.

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