SOLVED: How To Install SQL Management Studio 2008 R2 For Sharepoint Foundation 2013

If you have tried to download and install the SQL Management Tools so you can see your SQL install, after you have installed SharePoint Foundation 2013, you likely have run into a few issues.

Below is the formula to get the SQL management tools installed:

Note that I ran mine on Server 2012 R1 and received several THIS PROGRAM HAS COMPATIBILITY ISSUES popups but I have assurances from Microsoft Partner Support that it is fine to click RUN THE PROGRAM WITHOUT GETTING HELP… so I did 🙂

  1. Download and launch Management Studio for SQL 2008 R2 Express from Microsoft
  2. click NEW INSTALLATION OR ADD FEATURES
  3. click NEW INSTALLATION OR ADD SHARED FEATURES
  4. Click the I ACCEPT options
  5. CLICK MANAGEMENT TOOLS – BASIC
  6. finish the wizard

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Take note that when you start your Management Studio that the SERVER NAME is <SERVER-HOST-NAME>\SHAREPOINT and you may (likely?) need to use SQL SERVER CONFIGURATION MANAGER to enable TCP/IP .  If you need to make these changes, you will also have to restart the SQL SHARPOINT service.

You also may need to start the SQL BROWSER in SERVICES.

 

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