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Install SQL Server Management Tools with SSMS


Published: March 7, 2016

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Install the latest version of SQL Server Management tools online, or install from the installation media.

SQL Server 2016 Management Tools can run side-by-side on the same computer with earlier versions of SQL Server Management Tools.


Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS):

Click the link above to visit the download page where you can install the latest version of the tools. Note that after downloading the file you do not need to be online to perform the install.


Install from the installation media:

  1. Insert the SQL Server installation media. From the root folder, double-click Setup.exe. To install from a network share, locate the root folder on the share, and then double-click Setup.exe.

  2. Click Installation in the left-hand navigation area, and then click Install SQL Server Management Tools.

Install SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT):

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a separate free web download. Download SQL Server Data Tools for more information.

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