Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Windows Server 2012 and SQL 2012 Configuration Manager

From the techNet article:

To access SQL Server Configuration Manager Using Windows 8

Because SQL Server Configuration Manager is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console program and not a stand-alone program, SQL Server Configuration Manager not does not appear as an application when running Windows 8. To open SQL Server Configuration Manager, in the Search charm, under Apps, type SQLServerManager11.msc 

But then, once you've found it, push enter to start it.

Then, go back, and search again. This time, it will show up on the left hand side of the search window, as a previously run app. Right click it, and choose "Pin To Start" so you don't have to hunt for the msc the next time.

Alternate Method

If you're more the "make my own" type, then you can :

Get to desktop mode in Windows 8.
Right click on the desktop.
Choose New >> Shortcut
As the location of the item, paste  SQLServerManager11.msc
Click OK.
Right click your new shortcut, and from the pop up menu, choose "Pin To Start".

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