Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to SQL Database. SSMS provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL from wherever you deploy it. With SSMS you can deploy, monitor, and upgrade the data-tier components used by your applications, as well as build queries and scripts.

This release features improved compatibility with previous versions of SQL Server, a stand-alone web installer, and toast notifications within SSMS when new releases become available.

download SSMS is free! Download SQL Server Management Studio 17.1 SSMS 17.X is the latest generation of SQL Server Management Studio and provides support for SQL Server 2017.

download Download SQL Server Management Studio 17.1 Upgrade Package (upgrades 17.0 to 17.1)

Note

The SQL Server PowerShell module is now a separate install through the PowerShell Gallery. For more information, see download instructions.

SQL Server Management Studio

Version Information

The release number: 17.1
The build number for this release: 14.0.17119.0

New in this Release

SSMS 17.1 is first update to the 17.X generation of SQL Server Management Studio. The 17.X generation provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017. Version 17.X is also the generation of SSMS that supports SQL Analysis Service PaaS.

Version 17.1 includes:

  • Fixes for several users reported issues
  • A new Integration Services scale-out management tool

For the full list of changes, see
SQL Server Management Studio - Changelog (SSMS)

For information about user data collection, see
SQL Server Privacy Statement

Supported SQL offerings

  • This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2017 and provides the greatest level of support for working with the latest cloud features in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
  • There is no explicit block for SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005, but some features may not work properly.
  • Additionally, SSMS 17.X can be installed side by side with SSMS 16.X or SQL Server 2014 SSMS and earlier.

Supported Operating systems

This release of SSMS supports the following platforms when used with the latest available service pack:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Note

SSMS 17.X is based on the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell, which was released before Windows Server 2016. Microsoft takes app compatibility seriously and ensures that already-shipped applications continue to run on the latest Windows releases. To minimize issues running SSMS on Windows Server 2016, ensure SSMS has all of the latest updates applied. If you experience any issues with SSMS on Windows Server 2016, contact support. The support team determines if the issue is with SSMS, Visual Studio, or with Windows compatibility. The support team then routes the issue to the appropriate team for further investigation.

SSMS installation tips and issues

Note

The SSMS 17.x installation does not upgrade or replace previous versions of SSMS. SSMS 17.x installs side by side with previous versions so that both versions are available for use. If a computer contains side-by-side installations of SSMS, verify you start the correct version for your specific needs. SSMS 17.x

Minimize Installation Reboots

  • Take the following actions to reduce the chances of SSMS setup requiring a reboot at the end of installation:

    • Make sure you are running an up-to-date version of the Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package. Version 12.00.40649.5 (or greater) is required. Only the x64 version is needed.
    • Verify the version of .NET Framework on the computer is 4.6.1 (or greater).
    • Close any other instances of Visual Studio that are open on the computer.
    • Make sure all the latest OS updates are installed on the computer.
    • The noted actions are typically required only once. There are few cases where a reboot is required during additional upgrades to the same major version of SSMS. For minor upgrades, all the prerequirements for SSMS are already be installed on the computer.
  • To see the list of known issues and work-arounds, see SQL Server Management Studio - Release Notes

Available Languages

Non-English localized releases of SSMS require the KB 2862966 security update package if installing on: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

This release of SSMS can be installed in the following languages:

SQL Server Management Studio 17.1:
Chinese (People's Republic of China) | Chinese (Taiwan) | English (United States) | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

SQL Server Management Studio 17.1 Upgrade Package (upgrades 17.0 to 17.1):
Chinese (People's Republic of China) | Chinese (Taiwan) | English (United States) | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

Previous releases

Previous SQL Server Management Studio Releases

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See Also

Tutorial: SQL Server Management Studio
SQL Server Management Studio documentation
Additional updates and service packs
Download SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)