This short article is to let you know SQL Server Management Studio is no longer part of the SQL Server installation in SQL Server 2016 and it is also not part of the ISO.
When you go to installation page like the one below you realized there is a “Install SQL Server Management Tools”.
Of course, I do have any SQL Server Management Server upon completion of my SQL Server 2016 installation.
I would then click the “Install SQL Server Management Tools” in the installation page and thought it will just launch the installation of SQL Server Management Tool. But it didn’t, when it does was, it brought me to an URL to download SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe. The exe is around 800MB. To a developing country, this size is not small.
When you run the SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe, you realized they have a new installation interface.
Finally I got the SQL Server Management Studio.
The SQL Server 2016 Management Studio is still look pretty much the same as.