SQL Server 2012 Configuration Manager in Windows 8

If you have installed SQL Server 2012 on windows 8, you may not see the Configuration manager in the app list. SQL Server 2012 configuration manager is not a stand alone program. it is a snap-in for MMC (Microsoft Management Console). Follow the below steps in Windows 8 to open the Configuration Manager of SQL Server 2012 or 2008.

  1. Go to Windows 8 Start screen.
  2. Start typing in SQLServerManager11.msc if you are looking for SQL Server 2012 configuration manager. Type in SQLServerManager10.msc if you are looking for SQL Server 2008 configuration manager. 
  3. In the result panel you can see the SQLServerConfiguration Manager. 
  4. Click the icon to launch the SQL Server Configuration manager.
  5. The configuration manager will open in MMC.

Read about finding and opening configuration manager of SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017 and later versions.


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