SSMS not installing

Ayanda Dladla 1 Reputation point
2022-11-06T14:05:23.367+00:00

I have downloaded SSMS-Setup-ENU But when I double click to install nothing happens. Even when I try to run as an administrator nothing pops up

SQL Server Migration Assistant
SQL Server Migration Assistant
A Microsoft tool designed to automate database migration to SQL Server from Access, DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and SAP ASE.
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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 21,111 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-07T02:20:39.36+00:00

    Hi @Ayanda Dladla ,

    Suggest you to download the latest version SSMS 18.12.1 from MS link, then run the setup as administrator. Please also check if your antivirus software blocked this installation. In addition, did your OS version support this SSMS? Refer to SSMS System Requirements.


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  2. David De Koker 0 Reputation points
    2024-02-29T13:21:05.18+00:00

    I was searching this thread looking for answers, but could not find one, anyway found the solution.

    1. Go to Turn Windows Features on of off, uninstall / disable .NET Framework 4.8.
    2. Restart the computer.
    3. Go to Turn Windows Features on of off, install / enable .NET Framework 4.8.
    4. Run the SSMS setup. (V19.3)

    NOTE: This also resolved my problem when installing the database engine for SQL server 2022 express.

    This was on Windows 10

    Version: 22H2

    OS Build: 19045.4046

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  3. Raymond Wu 0 Reputation points
    2024-05-13T00:19:04.52+00:00

    The wmi service on the workstation needed a stop and reset

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    also the c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository folder had to be renamed so that wmi could reinitialise the information

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