dbDigger, Hardware and Platform, SSMS tips and tricks
The Error package ‘Microsoft SQL Management Studio Package’ failed to load may be encountered as you try to launch SSMS or visual studio. Mostly occurs after an update for SQL Server or Windows OS. To over come it you may take following steps
- Verify that the short cut you are using to launch the package has a valid target path
- If path is OK then run .NET 2.0 framework set up in repair mode
- If problem persists re install .NET 2.0 framework
The target path may be changed automatically as a result of changed security level. So it would be better to verify it.