Need URL's for Visual Studio/SQL Server installation files

curiouswebster
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I need to install Visual Studio Professional 2017 but want to be sure I get the settings correct. I have had bac luck in the past letting Visual Studio install my instance of SQL Server, and found it better to FIRST install SQL Server, THEN install Visual Studio.

So, my questions are where can I get the URL's for

Visual Studio Professional 2017
SQL Server 2016

I plan to install them and use them for free until I get license keys in the next few weeks.

Thanks
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All developer products are available in MSDN.
SQL Server Developer edition is free but you must have Microsoft account to download it.
VS Professional is paid product so you must have appropriate MSDN subscription.

All downloads are available here: https://my.visualstudio.com/Downloads/Featured
You can also start with the free Visual Studio Community edition and upgrade it later when you decide so. The community edition is suitable for the development start.
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curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I need to install Professional since the development team uses that version. I will get the license key shortly.

As far as SQL Server, I found out that I do not need to install it on my PC. Instead, I only need to install SSMS. We use a central database and SQL Server would just get in my way.

And if I install SSMS, will Visual Studio installer still try and install SQL Server for me?

Please confirm my planned install steps to end up with:

SSMS
Visual Studio Professional 2017

1) RUN > SSMS-Setup-ENU, SQL Server Management Studio 17.9.1
2) RUN > vs_professional__1324639648.1551976785

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Yes, this is OK.  VS 2017 does not install SQL Server.

OTOH to have local SQL Server installation is a good option for code debugging on local machine w/o network access.
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The installations seem to have worked! Thanks

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