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 (SSMS) 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 are the newest versions but the install instructions for all modern versions are very similar to these.

  1. First, log in to your Windows Server with the Administrator account.
     
  2. Open your browser and navigate to the SSMS 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. 
  3. Download the version of SQL Server Management Studio you would like to use. As of this writing, that version is 18.0 (RC1).
     SSMS Version 18.0 (RC1) with Download option highlighted 
  4. Once the download completes double click on the installer in your downloads folder.
     SSMS Installer icon within the downloads folder 
  5. The installer will appear. Click install and wait for the installer to complete. This may take several minutes.
     SQL Server Management Studio Installer welcome screen  
    SSMS 2017 install screen progress bar 
  6. Once you see the following Setup Complete message click the Close button.
     SQL Server Management Studio 2017 install completion screen 
  7. Click the Start button and look for a program called Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18 and click on it.
     Start Menu showing SQL Server Management Studio 18 launch button 
  8. Success! SSMS will launch and you can begin using it.
     
    SQL Server Management Studio 2017 Sign in Screen

And there you have it! Thank you for reading our guide, and f you run into any issues installing SSMS 2017 please do not hesitate to open a support ticket. Our Support team will be more than happy to assist you.

 

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