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How to install and run SQL Server Management Studio Express

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Downloaded from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7593

Used file called SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe  on a Windows 7 32 bit computer.

Warning message says I must apply SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) before you run SQL Server 2008 on this version of Windows.

But I am only interested in the management tools so I can connect to an existing SQL database on another computer (server).

Installation says it was successful, but from this point I don't see how to start the program.

Please advise...
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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You should see the Management Studio from Windows Start menu / Programs / SQL Server
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by:codefinger
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I don't.  

Also search for "SQL" only showed the original downloaded file.

--Al
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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It appear listed in "Control Panel" / "Program and Features"?
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Zberteoc earned 2000 total points
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SQL Server Management Studio 2016 full version is now free for download and to install. I would recommend to use that:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt238290.aspx
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by:codefinger
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That worked!  Thanks!
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Which one worked?
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