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SSMS error – The Visual Studio component cache is out of date. Please restart Visual Studio.

June 10, 2017 13 comments

 
Yesterday while opening SSMS I got an error message popup which mentions:

The Visual Studio component cache is out of date. Please restart Visual Studio.


 

On checking in internet I found a similar issue logged in MS Connect, and the workaround was to cleanup the application folder in the Windows-Temp folder, which is located at following folder location:

C:\Users\your_user_name_here\AppData\Local\Temp\

Here is the shortcut to go to the TEMP folder:


 

This issue vanished after deleting the SSMS folder. This could be due to the Visual Studio component cache can’t be written or can’t be wiped while in use.


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