How to pull data from SQL without management studio?

Trying to pull data from a server - I created a "test.udl" file on the desktop, entered the server name, username and password, and ensured the test was successful.
I don't have access to management studio, and don't have experience writing ASP, don't have office, etc.

What's the easiest way to query it?  Need to get a list of tables, and then query a particular table (without installing management studio, etc)
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
you will need a tool to do that. Other than SSMS, Excel, Access, I don't any other out of the box! Sorry but Notepad cannot do it!

You can surely use a computer on the same network with some tools to connect to it no?
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Without Office* I'm guessing a trial version of DbVisualizer would be the most lightweight way to connect to SQL.

* The most user-friendly way would be to start off with Microsoft Power Query for Excel, which allows you to connect to a wompload of data sources without installing software.  You'll still need the server name and a valid login.
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
If you install SQL client tools, you could run Osql.exe or sqlcmd.exe to run queries.  You could also download SQL Server Management Studio for free from Microsoft.
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Russell FoxDatabase DeveloperCommented:
You can use a free tool like Toad, or you can Powershell which is already available on most recent MS systems.

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Who could give you the SQL data access without appropriate tools? Ask db admin for the help. I am sure he has necessary tools installed and the query takes less than 5 minutes for him.

If you cannot ask admin then the question sounds like you've found some SQL password but cannot use it because you've no rights to install missing software... Answering the question means EE rules violation in such case...
Mystical_IceAuthor Commented:
pcelba - why don't we drop the conspiracy theories, ok?

This is a test server, and rather than install tools I was curious whether there was some other method to run a brief query to pull data from a database and table I have access to
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
So use any computer from the same network that already has the tooling installed and connect to the test server to query it.
Mystical_IceAuthor Commented:
Looks like I got my answer

And for the record, that conspiracy reasoning is ridiculous.  It's like me asking "how do I fly a plane?" and taking that to assume that I intend to steal a plane.  I have over 250 questions dating back 8 or years as a paid subscriber.
Mystical_IceAuthor Commented:
Thanks to everyone that gave a helpful answer.  To those conspiracy theorists that crawled out from  under a log and think everyone is out to get them, no thanks.
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