[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Installing SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 on a drive other than C:

Posted on 2011-10-23
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I downloaded the install file for sql server 2008 management studio express but it seems to only want to install to my C:\ drive.  But I want to install it on my D: drive (which is just a partioned portion of the same drive).

Any help?

Question by:Tom Knowlton
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

Aaron Tomosky earned 2000 total points
ID: 37015111
You can easily install to c an set your data and backup directories to d during install. The actual imstall to c doesn't take much room and as you have found, it really wants to go to c. Even If you pick another folder on c, shared files and stuff still end up in program files. I gave up fighting it and just chose d for data files and never looked back. That's where all the real storage is used anyway.

Author Closing Comment

by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 37032620

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Naughty Me. While I was changing the database name from DB1 to DB_PROD1 (yep it's not real database name ^v^), I changed the database name and notified my application fellows that I did it. They turn on the application, and everything is working. A …
In this article I will describe the Copy Database Wizard method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question