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Windows 10 and SSCM disappearing
11 Dec 2015
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I have been using Windows 10 since it was released on my main (well only) laptop. I found some issues with the SQL Server management tools through the upgrade process, specifically SQL Server Configuration Manager (SSCM). The issue I had was SSCM disappearing from the Start Menu when I upgraded to Windows 10. I also had a repeat of this issue after applying the latest update to Windows 10 for December 2015.

Why it does this I have not found as of yet but it is easily fixed. The “Microsoft Common Console Document” or msc files for SSCM are stored under C:\Windows\SysWOW64.

If you want to just create new shortcuts, right-click each one and send to your desktop. You can then just move those shortcuts, after renaming them if you wish, to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and go into the appropriate folder for your version of SQL Server.

I did find that for some reason the 2016 preview of SSCM (SQLServerManager13.msc) no longer functions. I get a WMI provider error when I try to use that version of SSCM.

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