Microsoft SQL server management 19.0.2 setup do not start

Johan Karlsson 0 Reputation points

When im trying to launch SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe file nothing happens.
I can see the process starting and then disappear:


I read in some forums that for some people it worked if they moved the file to the desktop before running it as a administrator, but that made no difference for me.

This machine is just a few months old and is running windows 10.
Windows is up to date.

Please help me.

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  1. ZoeHui-MSFT 34,576 Reputation points

    Hi @Johan Karlsson,

    Please first make sure that you have downloaded SSMS from official web as shown below.

    Secondly, it is not suggested to run the setup on one-driver folder.

    At last, if this do not work, please re-start your machine and re-run the setup for a try.


    Zoe Hui

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  2. ZoeHui-MSFT 34,576 Reputation points

    Hi @Johan Karlsson,

    Please check the SSMS system requirement.

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    Try below methods to remove the temps and re-install SSMS.

    • remove temp files from %temp% folder (C:\Users<user name>\AppData\Local\Temp)

    open the register and remove "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio" or execute via cmd (with admin rights):

    reg DELETE “HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio” /reg:32

    run install with admin rights

  3. Soutumi 0 Reputation points

    Hello @Johan Karlsson,

    Did you managed to resolve this issue? I have the same problem but in a VM (Windows Server 2016).

    Please let me know if you have find the solution.