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When you install Visual Studio 2010, you can choose to install SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. However, selecting this option does not install Managment Studio. This article explains how to add Management Studio to a VS2010 installation.


1. Download the SQL Server Management Studio installation from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7593

2. Run the setup, and click the "link" for "XYZ" (the first "link").

3. When the installation wizard gets to the "Installation Type" step, choose "Perform a new installation of SQL Server 2008". This is counter-intuitive, yet correct.

Installation Type Dialog

Installation Type Dialog

4. Continue through the installation wizard till you get to Features Selection, where you can choose Managment Studio.

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