After performing several clean uninstallations and installations with both the basic and the complete (net) setup of MiKTeX 2.9, I still won't get any of the MiKTeX Maintenance tools (like the Package Updater (Admin) or whatever the name). My start menu looks like this: enter image description here

and it seems to be missing from the directory as well.

As the console appears to be working as intended, I have already checked for updates (none to be found with the complete installation) but this does not change anything.

Surprisingly, according to my Google searches, nobody else seems to get this... what am I doing wrong?


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    Since version 2.9, MiKTeX merged its Package Manager, Maintenance and Update into a single application: MiKTeX Console. See the official website here. Jun 29, 2018 at 2:13
  • @RuixiZhang Do you want to write up an answer?
    – TeXnician
    Jun 29, 2018 at 6:13
  • @RuixiZhang: Oh... well... that explains it, I guess (: Thank you!
    – Dolan
    Jun 29, 2018 at 8:35
  • @TeXnician Sure thing! Jun 29, 2018 at 22:27

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On April 18, 2018, the MiKTeX team announced that MiKTeX Console is meant to replace old MFC applications. The old applications Settings, Package Manager and Update in the Maintenance folder are now merged into one single application: MiKTeX Console.

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