MSSQL Tutorials

SQL Server Configuration Manager Location

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 does not appear as an application in newer versions of Windows.

Locations:

SQL Server 2017 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager14.msc
SQL Server 2016 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager13.msc
SQL Server 2014 (12.x) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager12.msc
SQL Server 2012 (11.x) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager11.msc

Windows 10:
To open SQL Server Configuration Manager, on the Start Page, type SQLServerManager13.msc (for SQL Server 2016 (13.x)). For previous versions of SQL Server replace 13 with a smaller number. Clicking SQLServerManager13.msc opens the Configuration Manager. To pin the Configuration Manager to the Start Page or Task Bar, right-click SQLServerManager13.msc, and then click Open file location. In the Windows File Explorer, right-click SQLServerManager13.msc, and then click Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar.

Windows 8:
To open SQL Server Configuration Manager, in the Search charm, under Apps, type SQLServerManager<version>.msc such as SQLServerManager13.msc, and then press Enter.