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What to Do When You Get a “Cache is Out of Date” Error Message

Thursday Nov 2nd 2017 by Greg Larsen

Learn how to fix the “cache is out of date” error message when SQL Server Management Studio starts up.

The other day, after I installed SQL Server Management studio 17.2, I starting getting the following error message when I tried to start my SQL Server Management Studio:

Visual Studio Component Cache Our of Date
Visual Studio Component Cache Our of Date

After reviewing a few different posts regarding this error, I developed the following steps to resolve this problem:

Step 1:  Shut down SQL Server Management Studio

Step 2: Clean up temporary internet files

To do this, I started the Windows “Disk Cleanup” utility and made sure I only checked the “Temporary Internet Files” item.  Once I only had that one option checked I clicked on the OK button.

Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup

Step 3:  Restarted SQL Server Management Studio

Upon restarting SQL Server Management Studio after cleaning up the temporary internet file, SQL Server Management Studio started correctly.  Meaning I didn’t get the “cache is out of date” error message when SQL Server Management Studio started up.

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