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SQL Server, Trouble Shooting

SQL Management Studio 2018 not launching after the splash screen

My LAB server is consist of Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 and it’s components plus SQL Server is also installed in the same server.

SQL Stuck

Problem: After installing SSMS the next time I launch it, it will just show the splash screen and will not launch. Repairing it from the Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features doesn’t solve the problem.

Solution: Copy the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.8.0 file from

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\Interop 


and overwrite the file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies.

Afer the file is copied over SSMS was able to launch.



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