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SQL Compare 13.7.13 not in SSMS17 or SSMS18

jrd1975jrd1975 Posts: 1 New member

I have the following installed.

SSMS 17.9.1
SSMS 18.0

SQL Compare 13 (
SQL Data Compare 13 (
SQL Search 3 (

The SQL search plugin appears in both SSMS fine. The comparison plugins however do not.

Any idea how to resolve?

Thanks, Jon.


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    Hi Jon, 

    Have you uninstalled and then reinstalled SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare since installing or upgrading you SSMS versions? 

    A common cause can be that 'SSMS Integration Pack Framework 1', a package that our SSMS plug-ins use to integrate into SSMS 2014 and earlier, can become corrupted.

    To resolve this issue, please follow the same steps outlined below:


    • Close any running instance of SSMS
    • From Programs and Features, if there is still a program installed called "SSMS Integration Pack Framework 1", uninstall this (note: you may also have a "SSMS Integration Pack 1" installed, which should remain installed)
    • Delete the folder c:\ProgramData\Red Gate\SIPFw if it still exists
    • Reboot
    • Reinstall or repair SQL Compare/ SQL Data Compare [(either option should repopulate c:\ProgramData\Red Gate\SIPFw with a new file.]
    • Launch SSMS to check if the error still occurs

    Let me know how you get on!
    Kind regards

    Robyn Edwards | Redgate Software
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