SQL Server Management Studio shortcut

Does anybody know how to open SQL Server Management Studio. as many types you know. Because in my server just configuration tools is there in the start meny. so i could not open Management studio. Tell me please how do i open management studio.
aatishpatelAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranConnect With a Mentor Database AdministratorCommented:
type any of these on run prompt
sqlwb                       -------for sql 2005
'ssms '                     ------- for sql 2008
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aatishpatelAuthor Commented:
but it says windows cannot search the path. Actually  there is no SQL Server Management studio in start--programs the only thing i see it SQL Server Configuration tools. so how do i open Management studio.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\ssms.exe
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ralmadaCommented:

>>Because in my server just configuration tools is there in the start meny. so i could not open Management studio<<
Most likely you haven't installed it or your installation failed. If you are using SQL express edition, use the links I've suggested above. If not, make sure you install them from your installation CD.
Unless you inadvertenly deleted the menu links, then use Aneesh suggestion.
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aatishpatelAuthor Commented:
so how do you open management studio from the command prompt.
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aatishpatelAuthor Commented:
and i haven't deleted the menu links its installed in a server so additional components are not installed and the same sql server instance (xyz) if i open in another server thru management studio by connect to object explorer i can successfully open it. but i want to open in this server only.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>Actually  there is no SQL Server Management studio in start--programs the only thing i see it SQL Server Configuration tools. so how do i open Management studio.<<
That is because you have installed SQL Server Express and have not installed SQL Server Management Studio Express.  Until you install it there is not a lot you can click on.
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ralmadaCommented:
@aatishpatel,
that's why I've suggested the links above. Please read my comment 24328279.
 Thanks
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aatishpatelAuthor Commented:
thanx
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