SQL Server Configuration Manager provides basic configuration management for SQL Server services, server protocols, client protocols and client aliases.
I have SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition installed on Windows 8.1 and found that when I try to open the Configuration manager from the start menu, I cannot not find a start menu entry or shortcut for it.
I discovered that you can find it by searching for its msc. file in the start. Go to Start Menu ( Windows Key + S) and enter the following in the search box:
SQL Configuration Manager will be dynamically returned in the result set, you can pin it to Start Menu or Desktop Taskbar as needed.
Alternatively use the run command (windows Key + R) and enter: SQLServerManager10.msc