How to Repair SQL Server Management Studio.
Applies to: SQL Server Management Studio 16.x.x.
Sometimes you may find that SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) has stopped
working or is crashing after a few hours. One of the available options to deal
with this is to install the latest build of SSMS from
Another option is to run .NET Framework Repair Tool which you can download from
here but you could also try to repair SSMS to solve the issue.
To repair Management Studio open Control Panel, go to Programs and Features,
locate SQL Server Management Studio using the scroll bar and make a double click
Once the SSMS dialog appears on the screen please click on the "Repair"
Once the repair process has finished make a click on the "Restart" button or
close the dialog and restart the computer when possible.