MMC could not create the snap-in for SQL Server Configuration Manager



C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\160\Tools\Binn\SqlManager.dll file not found


Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a built-in feature in Windows operating system that lets you manage snap-in on the go. Snap-ins are basic component of a console. Sometimes, snap-ins may not work properly, especially if the registry configuration of a snap-in is broken. If you’re going to look on the error message, you’ll notice the eeed5f7e-9cae-45e2-9dd6-c9f44246cc37 which can help us investigate and isolate the issue. That said, you may need to modify the Windows registry.

Disclaimer: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system, and Microsoft cannot guarantee that it can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

If you want to proceed, follow these steps to troubleshoot your the issue with MMC.

  1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard, then type in regedit.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to this location: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\eeed5f7e-9cae-45e2-9dd6-c9f44246cc37
  3. Right-click on the folder, then click Export. (This will let you backup the registry key into .reg file)
  4. Right-click onto it again, then click Delete.
  5. Click Yes when the confirmation box appears.
  6. Close the Windows Registry, and restart your computer.

After the records has been deleted from the registry, then uninstall SQL Server, and re-install SQL Server.

Last modified: May 29, 2024



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