I am unable to install SQL server Management Studio and SQL server.

Ayan 1 Reputation point

I try downloading SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio but it is lot letting me. Previously i have downloaded MySQL shell so I'm not sure if this is what is affecting it.


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  1. Bjoern Peters 8,776 Reputation points

    Due to your screenshot which states "SSMS is currently running..."

    The installer recognizes an already running SQL Server Management Studio... so please close all previously started SSMS, if you cant find such process it might be worth to reboot your system.

    Otherwise it would be helpful if you attach your logfile to this post

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  2. YufeiShao-msft 7,041 Reputation points

    Hi @Ayan

    If you can share your error log, you will get more information about the error, it is located at:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQLV.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG

    For this error, you can check the file name of the setup exe first, if it is ssms.exe, please rename it to anything else

    And remember close any open instances of SSMS and install again


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  3. Olaf Helper 39,181 Reputation points

    "SSMS is currently running..."

    Is that a multi-user enviroment, like remote-destop-server? Then may an other user is running SSMS.

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