February 13, 2012 Leave a comment
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.