In this very quick, objective and short post, I'll share a tip to open SQL Server Configuration Manager when you can't find its shortcut at all. From time to time, I will go into some client's environment and when I try to find SQL Server Configuration Manager (that tool for configuring SQL services) and I can't find it in the start menu or search:
If you cannot find SQL Configuration Manager on your server, simply open the Start Menu and type:
- SQLServerManager10.msc (SQL Server 2008)
- SQLServerManager11.msc (SQL Server 2012)
- SQLServerManager12.msc (SQL Server 2014)
- SQLServerManager13.msc (SQL Server 2016)
- SQLServerManager14.msc (SQL Server 2017)
- SQLServerManager15.msc (SQL Server 2019)
If you want to make future uses easier, you can also create a shortcut to this application on your desktop, taskbar, or wherever you want.
And that's it folks!
I said the post would be fast, small and objective .. lol
I hope you enjoyed this tip which is very useful when you first encounter this situation.