SQL Express 2008 R2 Management Studio installation

Issue: Adding Management Studio to an existing SQL Express 2008 R2 instance can be extremely difficult and frustrating.

The following links can be used to download SQL Management Studio 2008 R2 with SP1 or with SP2.  If you are currently running SQL Express 2008 R2 SP3, then you will need to install management studio 2008 R2 with SP2, and then apply SQL 2008 R2 SP3.

SSMS 2008 R2 with SP1:

SSMS 2008 R2 with SP2:

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3:


SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio download


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