I'm on Windows 7 Professional SP1.
I just installed SQL Server Management Studio 2014 using the 64-bit download from Microsoft: SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe, and when I click on the shortcut in the Programs menu, it gives the error:
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
I checked the shortcut properties, and the Target path is correctly set to:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe"
However, it was missing the "Start in" value, so I set it to that folder, but the error still occurs. When I navigate directly to the binary Ssms.exe and double-click on it, the application does run.
Any thoughts on what might be causing the shortcut to fail?