Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:51 AM
I installed sql server 2008 november CTP, installed successfully, but i am not able to see any management studio for 2008.am i missing some configuration?
Friday, December 07, 2007 4:46 AM
From Mike Wachal on the SQL Server Express WebLog at
"For the November CTP we have only released the basic version of SQL
Server 2008 Express. We'll be releasing SQL Server 2008 Express with
Advanced Services and Management Studio Express in a future CTP. For
now, if you want to use management studio to work with your SQL Express
database, you should download SQL Developer edition, which is available
from the same site listed above, and install the full version of
Management Studio. This will work against SQL Express with no problems."
Friday, December 07, 2007 10:02 PMI downloaded from this website:
And installed successfully , it says server client tools installed successfully. But still i am not able to see management studio for sql server 2008 ctp. As you said there is no link for developer edition in the same page.
please help me in this issue.
Friday, December 07, 2007 10:03 PMBut in my pc, i have sql 2000, sql 2005 is already running.
Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:01 AMModerator
There are indeed links on that page for Dev edition, look in the instructions section, in step 1 you should see 7 different links; 3 for DVD images, 3 for self extracting archives and 1 for a virtual image. These are all Dev edition.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:26 PM
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 1:52 AMOk, so you go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=749BD760-F404-4D45-9AC0-D7F1B3ED1053&displaylang=en
Download both the "X86 Executable" option (this is the big one, and is the full developer package), and download "Express 2008 Executable".
When that is done, install the Express first (this does not contain the management studio). Then install the X86 Executable (SQLDEV.EXE) and during installation remove everything except the client components (ie: do not install the full version of sql server, reports, or analytics). You then will have the managment studio on your programs menu.
Sunday, August 31, 2008 6:03 PM
Please excuse my bluntness but this whole process of getting the management studio is beyond stupid. I've wasted 7 hours now downloading *** I don't need and still haven't found the studio tools. Is it really that hard to offer a download that has the management studio in it.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:31 PMI absolutely agree.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 8:43 PMModerator
Actually it's super easy, just go to http://www.microsoft.com/express and download the edition you're insterested in. The informaiton in this particular thread is from a beta release over nine months ago so you should be using it to figure out how to install the released product.
If you already have the core SQL Express installed you will need to do an edition upgrade to add management tools; this is explained in the blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlexpress.