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  • Hi

    I want to install SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on Windows XP. Is there anyway to install or is there any client we can use?

    It is kind of limitation as we can't update OS on our machines.

    Please help.

    Thanks

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:37 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    A workaround may be creating a virtual machine on Windows XP using Microsoft Virtual PC or VMWare workstation, install Windows 7 on the virtual machine with SP1, and the install SQL Server 2012 Management Studio and use it from there.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com


    Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:50 PM

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  • Hello,

    I don’t think it can be done. At least to my knowledge, it cannot be done.

    Needless to say that SQL Server 2012 is not supported on Windows XP.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:44 PM
  • SQL server 2012 even SQL client tools  is not supported on Windows XP. But you can install SQL server 2012 management studio on 2012 I guess it would not stop you from istalling but you would run risk of running unsupported feature.

    Download below from link

    ENU\x64\SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe assuming you have 64 bit version


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    Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:46 PM
  • Hello,

    A workaround may be creating a virtual machine on Windows XP using Microsoft Virtual PC or VMWare workstation, install Windows 7 on the virtual machine with SP1, and the install SQL Server 2012 Management Studio and use it from there.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com


    Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:50 PM