can't find SQL Server 2012 Configuration Manager RRS feed

  • Question

  • In my Win8 I can't find SQL Server Configuration Manager.

    I need to connect to an SQL Database using a specific port.

    Does anyone know how to do that?

    Thanks a lot!!

    Monday, March 18, 2013 1:26 PM


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  • Is this a System Center Configuration Manager question?

    If you are trying to find any application in Win8, press the Windows key (to get to the Start Screen) and start typing the name of it; in this case "Configuration Manager". This is no different than what you could/should have done in Windows since 2007 and the release of Vista.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Monday, March 18, 2013 1:36 PM
  • No Jason, I am looking for the program to create Aliases for the DB, where I can change the port of the database.

    I know how to look for things in Win8, but I can't find SQL Server Configuration Manager for 2012. I do not know if they changed the system or if my Win 8 has a problem.

    Thanks anyway! :)

    Monday, March 18, 2013 8:18 PM
  • It's still there. At least it is on my SQL Server 2012 install on Windows Server 2012.

    I'm going to move this thread to a SQL Server forum though as it has nothing to do with System Center Configuration Manager.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Monday, March 18, 2013 8:57 PM
  • try this solution: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqltools/thread/e6782ff4-c2a3-432f-8339-2f5b8e7cee26

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    • Proposed as answer by Fanny Liu Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lina Manjarres Friday, September 29, 2017 2:51 PM
    Monday, March 18, 2013 9:10 PM
  • Thanks Daniel.

    It actually open SQL Server Configuration Manager, but 2008R2's. And I am looking for 2012's

    However, I could connect to a database using the Alias I created with SQL Server Configuration Manager 2008R2. I do not understand, maybe they are connected. I really do not know.

    Thanks a lot to all!!


    • Edited by LinaM Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:50 PM
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:42 PM
  • Hi Lina,

    Did you install multiple SQL Server instances on your local server? We can not configure SQL Server 2012 instance under SQL Server 2008 R2 Configuration Manager.

    If you had installed SQL Server Configuration Manager with SQL Server 2012, you can try to run "sqlservermanager11.msc". If this is not opening then you might not install SQL Server 2012 Configuration Manager.

    Fanny Liu

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    • Proposed as answer by CSayani Monday, October 20, 2014 9:12 PM
    Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:35 AM
  • Yes Fanny Liu, I did install SQL Server R2 + 2012.

    I could opened sqlservermanager11.msc. However, I see the aliases I had for R2.

    Moreover, I could connect thru that aliases to my remote DB.

    I do not know, if the Aliases that I created with R2 are shared with 2012. :)

    Thks a lot!!


    Friday, March 22, 2013 1:10 AM
  • or try this:

    press windows + S then paste this C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mmc.exe /32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\SQLServerManager10.msc  then enter.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:21 AM
  • Windows Search for 'SQLServerManager11.msc'

    Monday, October 20, 2014 9:10 PM
  • Thank you so much for this one.

    Monday, October 27, 2014 10:58 AM
  • 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, typeSQLServerManager11.msc (for SQL Server 2012) or SQLServerManager10.msc for (SQL Server 2008), and then press Enter.

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:11 PM
  • you must search SQLServerManager11.msc  in the Search charm

    Have a nice time ...

    Friday, September 29, 2017 1:06 PM
  • please use  SQLServerManager11.msc for this.

    Please Mark as Answer if my post works for you or Vote as Helpful if it helps you. Kapil Singh

    Friday, September 29, 2017 1:11 PM