I am running SQL Server 2008 R2. When I attempt to open up SQL server management studio today I am presented with the following error message:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\Vsshell\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.
I have run the sxstrace tool and I am presented with the following information:
ERROR: Cannot resolve reference Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.4027".
ERROR: Activation Context generation failed.
What do I need to do at this point to resolve this error message/
I appreciate your assistance.