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SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) uses the Microsoft System.Data.SqlClient object driver to connect to and communicate with instances of SQL Server.
SMO clients require SQL Server Native Client, which is included with SQL Server and the .NET Framework 2.0.
To develop applications by using SMO, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 installed.