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Could not find SQL Server Management Studio 2008

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Author: krish (krishna kumar)  View Profile |  View other solutions by this author

Question / Problem

Could not find SQL Server Management Studio 2008 or Could not install SQL Server Management Studio 2008. I already installed SQL Server express database engine and tried to install management studio express even though i run sql server management studio setup i am going again and again to sql server express setup


I tried for a long and i found solution in forums such installation order is incorrect. Uninstall the application and
first install SQL Server Management studio and install sql server express. later i found solution without uninstall we force the setup to install the management studio alone by the command mode.

open command prompt navigate to the setup directory

Copy paste in the command prompt

If 32 bit edition
SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU /Q /ACTION=install /FEATURES=Tools

If 64 bit edition
SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU /Q /ACTION=install /FEATURES=Tools

SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU is the setup file if lanague is change different change the name.

It take long time install based on your machine configuration 15-30 minutes.

once the command prompt closed fine the SQL Server Management studio on start menu

Applies to

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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