MSSQL 2012 Execution error. "Cannot f ind one or more components. Please reinstall the application"

Jueyoung Kim 21 Reputation points

The following errors occur every day.

The solution is to refer to the link below, and even if you delete the Config folder, errors are occurring every re-run after MSSQL is terminated.

I delete the config folder and repeat running it every day. I know the solution, but I'm curious about the cause.
The contents of the config folder are as follows.
This is the config folder at the time of the error.

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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 20,781 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Jueyoung Kim ,

    This can be caused by the corrupt of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated). To fix this, Please try to do the following:

    1.Uninstall SSMS the same way you uninstall any application
    2.Make sure the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SQL Server Management Studio\11.0_Config is not there. If it there, then remove it, after taking a backup of the registry.
    3.Repair Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated). If it failed, try reinstalling it. You can download the shell from (
    4.Suggest you installing the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio from here. Then run it. You will find that the issue fixed.

    If it is not work, please try the following steps.

    1. Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (both the x64 and x86).
    2. Repair Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated). If it failed, try reinstalling it.
    3. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable. You can download it from The latest supported Visual C++ downloads.

    Refer to the blog Solution For SSMS Error – Cannot Find One Or More Components and the old similar thread to get more details.

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