SSMS 2012 Launching Exception on Windows 8 Developer Preview with VS 11 Developer Preview

Recently I came across an unusual exception during launching SSMS 2012 on Windows 8 Developer Preview where VS 11 Developer Preview was already installed. On launching the SSMS 2012 RC0 , an exception window pops up indicating “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation“.

  • Now visiting log files did not provide proper troubleshooting info henceforth , I searched up the registry at  HKEY CURRENT USER\ Software\Microsoft\SQL Server Management Studio  , under which you can see two nodes 11.0 & 11.0_Config.
  • Expand the node of 11.0_Config & delete the entire node.

  • Now launch SSMS 2012 again in Windows 8 developer preview. It will launch successfully.


About Anindita
Anindita Basak is working as Big Data Cloud Consultant in Microsoft. Worked in multiple MNCs as Developer & Senior Developer on Microsoft Azure, Data Platform, IoT & BI , Data Visualization, Data warehousing & ETL & of course in Hadoop platform.She played both as FTE & v- employee in Azure platform teams of Microsoft.Passionate about .NET , Java, Python & Data Science. She is also an active Big Data & Cloud Trainer & would love share her experience in IT Training Industry. She is an author, forum contributor, blogger & technical reviewer of various books on Big Data Hadoop, HDInsight, IoT & Data Science, SQL Server PDW & PowerBI.

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