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Where can I find SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016?

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How to Install SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server 2016

After the successfully installation of SQL Server 2016, I have realized that SQL Server Management Studio 2016 (SSMS) is missing. In this tip we will discuss how to download and install SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016.

"Starting SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has separated the installation of SQL Server 2016 Management Studio (SSMS) from the standard SQL Server Installation Process. The new version of SSMS 2016 can be used to connect from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2016 including Azure SQL Database. Most importantly, the new version can be installed side by side with any older version of SSMS."

One can install SSMS 2016 from SQL Server Installation Center of SQL Server 2016 by clicking "Install SQL Server Management Tools" under Installation screen as shown in the snippet below.

SQL Server 2016 Installation Center

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When you click Install SQL Server Management Tools in SQL Server Installation Centre it will take you to Download Center. You can also download SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016 directly from "Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)". The download file size for SSMS 2016 is 825 MB. Click the Install button to complete the installation of SQL Server 2016 Management Studio (SSMS 2016).

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server 2016

Important Note: The SQL Server Management Studio installation will install the .NET Framework 4.6.1 as well as the Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated) components. After the successful installation of SSMS 2016 you will be prompted to reboot the system to complete the installation.

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Last Updated On: June 06, 2016

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