SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 is a software application that is used for configuring, managing, and administering all components within Microsoft SQL Server. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Silently

SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Silent Install (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30438
  2. Click Download
  3. Select SQLManagmentStudio_x86_ENU.exe
  4. Click Next
  5. Download the SQLManagmentStudio_x86_ENU.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command to extract the installation files:
    • SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe /Q /x:C:\Downloads\SSMS
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enable .NET Framework 3.5 Feature (if not already enabled)
  11. Enter the following command to Enable .NET Framework 3.5 Feature:
    • DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All
  12. Press Enter
  13. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\SSMS folder
  14. Enter the following command to install SSMS:
    • setup.exe /ACTION=INSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET
  15. Press Enter

After several minutes you should see the SQL Server Management Studio entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)setup.exe /ACTION=INSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /ACTION=UNINSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30438

SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Silent Install (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30438
  2. Click Download
  3. Select SQLManagmentStudio_x64_ENU.exe
  4. Click Next
  5. Download the SQLManagmentStudio_x64_ENU.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command to extract the installation files:
    • SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe /Q /x:C:\Downloads\SSMS
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enable .NET Framework 3.5 Feature (if not already enabled)
  11. Enter the following command to Enable .NET Framework 3.5 Feature:
    • DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All
  12. Press Enter
  13. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\SSMS folder
  14. Enter the following command to install SSMS:
    • setup.exe /ACTION=INSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET
  15. Press Enter

After several minutes you should see the SQL Server Management Studio entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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Software Title:SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)setup.exe /ACTION=INSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /ACTION=UNINSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30438

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website.


How to Uninstall SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

setup.exe /ACTION=UNINSTALL /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /FEATURES=Tools /QUIET

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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