[ssms] SQL Server Management Studio missing

i just installed sql server 2008 r2 and SQL Server Management Studio. After installation i found that the SQL Server Management Studio has not been installed.

i wanted to install SQL Server Management Studio, but cannot find the installation for this. Any idea how to install it?

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I know this is an old question, but I've just had the same frustrating issue for a couple of hours and wanted to share my solution. In my case the option "Managements Tools" wasn't available in the installation menu either. It wasn't just greyed out as disabled or already installed, but instead just missing, it wasn't anywhere on the menu.

So what finally worked for me was to use the Web Platform Installer 4.0, and check this for installation: Products > Database > "Sql Server 2008 R2 Management Objects". Once this is done, you can relaunch the installation and "Management Tools" will appear like previous answers stated.

Note there could also be a "Sql Server 2012 Shared Management Objects", but I think this is for different purposes.

Hope this saves someone the couple of hours I wasted into this.

Try restarting your computer if you just installed SQL Server and there's no choice in the SQL Server Installation Center to install SQL Server Management Studio.

This choice (see image below) only appeared for me after I installed SQL Server, then restarted my computer:

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Current version:

SQL Server Management Studio

Direct link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=828615

Version Information

This release of SSMS uses the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell. The release number: 16.4.1 The build number for this release: 13.0.15900.1 Supported SQL Server versions This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2016), and provides the greatest level of support for working with the latest cloud features in Azure SQL Database. There is no explicit block for SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005, but some features may not work properly. Additionally, one SSMS 16.x release or SSMS 2016 can be installed side by side with previous versions of SSMS 2014 and earlier.

Older version of the answer for 2012

Installation steps:

  1. Download file "SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe" for your version aprox 1Gb
  2. Execute following command (note that installation need access to internet to download about 140Mb and you will need to interact with installer)


original answer was: https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/14438/how-to-install-sql-server-2008-r2-profiler Now posted: http://blog.cpodesign.com/blog/sql-2012-installing-sql-profiler/

In SQL Server 2016 it has its own link:

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Just download it here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt238290.aspx

If you have a copy of backup of SQL Server setup then you could add features (Management Tools Basic/Complete) as you requested.

Please use the below steps in Windows machine:

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Program and Features -> Select your current version of Microsoft SQL Server
  2. Right Click, select Change/Uninstall
  3. Click Add features
  4. Select the backup copy folder
  5. Do the steps what you done for SQL Server installation until features selection
  6. Now select the features Management Tools Basic/Complete or both
  7. And go ahead with process for complete installation.
  8. Now you should get, SQL Server Management Studio and you can browse your databases.