Original Post: http://downloadsqlserverexpress.com
Downloading SQL Server Express is unnecessarily hard, and it’s made harder by the new Microsoft Download Center “download multiple files” interface that doesn’t include descriptions or primary file recommendations. It should be a list of links, and you should be able to right click and Save As.
So, I’ve done the HTTP sniffing and work, and written this blog post in the hopes that it helps you (and I’m bookmarking it for myself, for the future).
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2017 EXPRESS
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER MANAGEMENT STUDIO 17.3
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2016 EXPRESS
*This release of SQL Server no longer bundles tools with SQL Server. Tools are a separate install.
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2016 MANAGEMENT STUDIO (AUGUST 2017) – 17.2
Download SQL Server Management Studio 17.2 Upgrade Package (upgrades 17.x to 17.2)
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2016 MANAGEMENT STUDIO (JUNE 2016 RELEASE)
*The installer works for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines and installs Management studio as well as command-line tools needed to manage SQL Server.
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2014 EXPRESS
- You likely just want SQL Server 2014 Express with Tools. This download includes SQL Management Studio.
- Here’s just SQL Server 2014 Management Studio
- SQL Server 2014 Express with Advanced Services
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2012 EXPRESS
- You likely just want SQL Server 2012 Express with Tools. This download includes SQL Management Studio.
- Here’s just SQL Server 2012 Management Studio
DOWNLOAD SQL SERVER 2008 EXPRESS R2 SP2
- You likely just want SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools. This download includes SQL Management Studio.
- Here’s just SQL Server 2008 Management Studio
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Useful information. Lucky me I found your website accidentally,
and I’m surprised why this twist of fate did not happened in advance!
I bookmarked it.