Cannot Find One or More Components. Please Reinstall the Application

By | June 28, 2020

Recently i faced below problem while opening SQL Server Management Studio [SSMS], after trying multiple things finally it started working,

Cannot Find One or More Components. Please Reinstall the Application

Fig1 – Cannot Find One or More Components. Please Reinstall the Application

Solution

  1. Go to Control panel -> uninstall programs and search for Shell. [In my case its 2015, it may depend on different versions on our system.]
Visual Studio Shell 2015

Visual Studio Shell 2015

 

3. Right click and choose to repaire.

4. if repaire option is not available, then uninstall it and install again from below URL.

https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/older-downloads/isolated-shell/

5. After re-paring/uninstall-install of VS shell, i have restarted my machine and then try to reopen ssms. it started working. 🙂