How to delete Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Management Studio Only

This "management studio only" package is a 160 MB download, rather than 1000 MB for the advanced installer It does not include the SQL engine nor "Advanced Services (Full Text Search and Reporting Services).

This package depends on the dotnet 3.5 package because the SQL Express installer seems to have difficulty resolving this dependency consistently on its own.

This package includes the SQL installer switches to do a default install as such:


If you want to see progress add -InstallArgs '/INDICATEPROGRESS' when calling this package.

Tested on: Server 2012 R2

Download count: 1 277
Size: 4.81 kB
Added: 28.01.2019
License: free software
Operating systems: Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64,
Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64