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.


Desktop Utilities from SysInternals to get Virtual Desktops

One of coolest Sysinternals Tool is the Desktop Utilities which helps to get four virtual desktops in your own running desktop. It helps the multitasking way  to work with multiple applications/ softwares  for developers. Lets see , to download the desktop utility which’s developed by Mark Russinovich & Bryce Cogswell.

Download it from here:

Current Version is : Desktops v1.02

  • Install the Desktops & check the utility to work with multiple desktops at sametime.

  • You can create 4 additional desktops at a time & switch back & forth to virtual desktops & your main desktop. Click ‘Press to Create Desktop 1/2/3/4’ to start additional virtual desktops.

  • You can select keys from keyboard according to switch from desktops like Alt, Control, Shift, Windows.

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP (X86 & X64 ) & Onwards.
  • Windows Server 2003(X86 & X64) & Onwards.
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