Category Archives: SSMS 2017

Change the default installation path of SQL Server Management Studio

Since SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has separated SSMS installation from SQL Server Engine installation, and the SQL Server setup page now includes an option to install SSMS.

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Change the Default installation path for SQL Server management Studio using Command Prompt

I previously wrote a blog post about using PowerShell and the registry editor to modify the default installation path for SQL Server Management Studio here.
Since then, I’ve tried a few alternative approaches, and now I’m back with a new method for installing SQL Server Management Studio via the command line to a user-specified location.

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