I have installed SQL Server 2005 express on two Windows 8 machines. They both have a 64 bit OS.
The First machine works fine. Database service and Management Studio express both installed fine.
On the 2nd machine (This is the important one of course), The SQL service installs just fine but Management Studio Express does not (The Configuration tools APPS did install). The installation completes normally but Management Studio Express does not show up as an installed program and the file (SSMS.exe) is not present.
Does anyone know why Management Studio Express will not install on Windows 8 laptop machine?