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NPM menu bars are missing after NCM is uninstalled

Updated May 31, 2017


This article describes the issue where the NPM menu bars are missing after NCM is uninstalled.

The following error is displayed when running configuration wizard:

ERROR ConfigurationProgressScene - Exception while configuring plugins.

System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'SolarWinds.Orion.Core.Common.ModulesCollector' threw an exception. ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'file:///D:\Program Files (x86)\solarWinds\Orion\NCM\SolarWinds.NCM.Strings.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.


All NPM versions


  1. Open the Control Panel and uninstall the NCM-NPM integration.
  2. Run configuration wizard.


If NCM-NPM integration is not in the Control Panel:

  1. Download and run MS uninstall utility Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed  (© 2016 Microsoft, available at, obtained on November 29, 2016.)
  2. Locate the NCM-NPM Integration and uninstall it using the tool.
  3. Run configuration wizard as a local administrator.


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