How to install SQL Server Management Studio 2017 on Windows Server 2019

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Windows 2019 Download


This guide will assist you through the download and installation process of SQL Server Management Studio 2017 on Windows Server 2019. SQL Server Management Studio is an invaluable tool for managing a Microsoft SQL server. It can be installed on your own computer and connected to the SQL Server or installed directly on the server itself. As of this writing SQL Server Management Studio 2017 and Windows Server 2019 is the newest versions but the install instructions for all modern versions are very similar to these.

  1. Log into your Windows Server with the Administrator account.

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the SQL Server Management Studio 2017 download page (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/download-sql-server-management-studio-ssms?view=sql-server-2017)

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 download page.



  1. Download the version of SQL Server Management Studio you would like to use. As of this writing, that version is 18.0 (RC1).

Caption: SQL Server Management Studio 2017. Version 18.0 (RC1)

  1. Once the download completes double click on the installer in your downloads folder.

SQL Server Management Studio Installer.

  1. The installer will appear. Click install and wait for the installer to complete. This may take several minutes.

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Installer.

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Installer in progress.



  1. Once you see the following Setup Complete message click the Close button.

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Installer completed.



  1. Click the start button and look for a program called “Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18” and click on it.

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Start Menu Launch button on Windows 2019.



  1. Success! SQL Server Management Studio will launch and you can begin using it.

SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Sign in Screen



Thank you for reading our guide. If you run into any issues installing SQL Server Management Studio please do not hesitate to open a support ticket through our MyVelocity portal. Our Support team would be more than happy to assist you.