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Run command to open Sql management studio?

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Hi all,

Is there a "generic" run command to open Sql management studio?

Thanks,

Zee
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sqlwb
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BrandonGalderisi,
Thanks. It looks that your run command is correct, since when I run it on my loacl machine it does open SQL Managment Studio.

Actually I need to check on our client's server if they have SQL Server 2005 (including reporting services) is installed or not. There, I dont see Sql Managment studio in start > Programs.
When I run "sqlwb" it gives erorr, that "Windows cannot find sqlwb".

Please see the attached image. As you can see there's only "Surface Area Configration", but where is the "SQL Managment Studio", and "SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio"? How to find out without asking the client if the above are installed on the client's server or not?

Please suggest
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Can someone help please.
Thanks for the prompt help.

Zee
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That's because client tools are not installed on that box.  If you install client from the CD it will be there.
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BrandonGalderisi,

When you say client tools what exactly you mean. Please explain.

Thanks,

Zee
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BrandonGalderisi,

Also could that be possible that although client tools are installed, and I am maybe not an administrator on that server, and that is why I am unable to see "SQL Managment Studio", and "SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio"?  Please comment.

Also when you say client tools what exactly you mean. Please explain.

Thanks for your help.

Zee
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SQL Server Management Studio is a client tool used for accessing SQL Server and is not part of the engine itself.  For example, you wouldn't want people logging in to your DB server to run a query, so you install the client tools on a developers machine.  From there, they can attach to the SQL DB Engine running on the other server to run queries and such.
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Thanks BrandonGalderisi.
Now could that be possible that although client tools are installed, and I am maybe not an administrator on that server, and that is why I am unable to see "SQL Managment Studio", and "SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio"?  Please comment.
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Being an administrator on the server doesn't necessarily mean you wouldn't see items in the start menu.  That's separate from being an administrator as by default the client tools are installed into the all users profile.  It is most likely that client tools were not installed on that server to discourage people from using it as a location to run queries from.
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BrandonGalderisi,

Thanks for your valueable information.

Zee
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