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I'm trying to create a new database in SSMS, but I get this error:

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Sqm, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. (SqlMgmt)

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Close Management Studio.

Find the file Microsoft.SqlServer.Sqm.dll located in one of the following folders:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Shared\
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\

Wherever you find it, make sure it also exists in the other two locations.

I don't know that this will solve your issue, so please let me know - if not I will delete this. This was just too complex to add as a comment.

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I have the file in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Shared\ folder. But unfortunately I don't have the other two folder. I only have ManagementStudio, Resources and schemas folder in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn . Any idea? –  Ren Feb 20 '14 at 3:46
should I copy it at the dir C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ ? because I dont have the \VSShell\Common7\IDE\ folder. –  Ren Feb 20 '14 at 4:24
@Ren Sorry, I don't know. Sounds to me like you should completely uninstall, reinstall, and make sure you apply at least service pack 1 (if you are using SQL Express, get it here). –  Aaron Bertrand Feb 20 '14 at 4:40

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