Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016

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.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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