Posts Tagged ‘SSMS error’

SSMS Installation Error – This version of SSMS cannot be installed because a xyz version of SSMS 17.0 was detected

September 23, 2017 2 comments

So, today I tried to install SSMS 17.3 version, and got following error:

This version of ssms cannot be installed because a release candidate version of ssms 17.0 was detected.

This is because if you had installed SSMS previously and uninstalled it and because of some files were not cleaned up properly, you will get this kind of message while installing SSMS separately.

–> The solution is to remove the previously installed SSMS related files from the respective version folder:

Go to following folder and remove all folders and files: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\

Now try installing SSMS again and you won’t get any error !!!

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SQL Error – SSMS, ‘-120’ is not a valid value for property ‘Width’ or ‘Height’

June 17, 2016 4 comments

Today I came across a weird error as my colleague was trying to open SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio), and it was throwing following error:

‘-120’ is not a valid value for property ‘Width’

… in the dialogue box shown below:

SSMS Width Height issue

… a similar error can also occur for Height also (2nd image).

By checking the error its obvious that there is something wrong with Width or Height of SSMS Query-Editor window.

So, I went to REGEDIT (In RUN, type regedit.exe) and after navigating here n there got the location where to update this property.

Navigate to folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQL Server Management Studio\13.0\

Here check the MainWindow property value (image below), it was showing: 0 451 109 -120 876 1

Change it to a positive value considering the width of your SSMS editor window, I replaced -120 with 1400

SSMS Width Height issue Regedit

Click OK and close the Registry Editor window and re-open SSMS, it will not show this error again !

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