My goal is to access a server with some cube data and query it. If I understand correctly I need Analysis Services in order to accomplish this.

Analysis Services greyed out

My Current install of SQL Server Management Studio as shown above does not have Analysis Services available.

When I install SQL Server 2012 express the following are the only options I have, I'm not seeing an option for management tools complete.

Only three options

Is this because Analysis Services are not available in the express version?


Yes, you only get the database engine (and a bit of Integration services as it relates to the database engine) with Express. If you want to connect to SSAS you'll need the non Express version of SSMS.

Check the Feature comparison by edition.

  • Thanks I had looked through the feature comparison page before but I couldn't quite Identify exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for the clarification. – Trevor May 9 '14 at 20:34

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