Note: This will download an installer in the language your current browser uses. To install a different language, please use one of the Administrative Download links below
We recommend installing Visual Studio 2015 prior to applying this update. Installing this update will replace SSDT RTM in Visual Studio 2015 with the latest version.
If you do not have Visual Studio 2015, SSDT will install the Visual Studio 2015 Integrated shell and Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell with limited feature support for SQL Server Database and BI Projects.
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8, 8.1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64), R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Install SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2015
Since SQL Server tooling is included in VS, the updates will be pushed through VS Update and users will be prompted when VS is open. If you'd like to check for updates manually, open Visual Studio 2015 and choose the Tools > Extensions and Updates menu. SQL Server tooling updates will appear in the Updates list.
The download may be available a few days prior to Visual Studio Updates being published. To directly apply the update, refer to the links in the administrative install section. You can run the links directly without making the administrative layout.
Set up an Administrative Install Point (optional)
For locations without internet access, create an Administrative Install Point for SQL Server Data Tools by following this procedure:
Download the appropriate version of SSDTSetup.exe for your chosen language from the table below (use the “save” option in your browser, rather than “run”):
Once downloaded, run the following command using an administrator command prompt (cmd.exe run as administrator):
SSDTSetup.exe /layout <destination>
Where <destination> is the location you wish to create the administrative install point (e.g on a USB drive, a LAN drive or other accessible location). NOTE: You will need approximately 1.8GB of free space at for the full install point because it includes all possible components that might be required.
To use the install point once created, simply run SSDTSetup.exe from the <destination> location with no arguments. This will use the install point rather than attempting to download new copies of the relevant chained components.
Download SSDT as an ISO image (optional)
An ISO image of SSDT can be used as an alternative way to install SSDT or to set up an Administrative Installation point. The ISO is a self-contained file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive or burned to a DVD.