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Installing SQL Server 2005 Management Studio

Posted by mundeep on November 23, 2007

For some reason Microsoft decided to ‘hide’ the installation of the Management Studio in 2005. In Sql Server 2000 you simply choose to install the “Client Tools” only. For SQL Server 2005 to just install the Management Studio as a standalone you need to browse to the “Tools\Setup” folder underneath the SQL Server install folder (eg. in my case of an English 64-bit install “DVD-ROM:\ENGLISH\SQL2005\DEVELOPER\SQL Server x64\Tools\Setup”) and execute “SqlRun_Tools.msi”. The Mangmenet Studio is part of the Client Tools -> Management Tools.


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