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I downloaded SQL Server 2008 Express from here.....

But it still did not install the SQL Server Management Studio that I need to connect to my databases.....see image below....looking for this.

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Where can I find the express SSMS that will work on Windowns 8 64bit? It should be just a .msi program I need to run to get this, I have found it before years ago but cant find it again for Windows 8 and 64bit machine.

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You need to tick "Management Tools - Basic" during setup.

Management Tools - Basic

Complete instructions on this MSDN blog:

Step-by-Step: Installing SQL Server Management Studio 2008 Express after Visual Studio 2010

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From "details", under the link you posted:

Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.

And if you do that, you'll get the option to select these two: SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe and SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe.

If you're NOT getting the choice then try a different browser.

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I did download the SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe and did the install but the actual SSMS as seen in my pic up top is no-where to be seen on my PC. It's like it installed SQL Server but not the actual Management Studio I need to connect to my SQL Server DB's. The SSMS environment. – Etienne Jul 19 '13 at 8:25
And it's not in your Start Menu? Hit the start button, and type "SQL".. it doesn't show up? – pauska Jul 19 '13 at 8:41
Nope, does not show up.... – Etienne Aug 9 '13 at 19:14

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