Posted By: Anonymous
I had SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 on my laptop. I’ve installed SQL Server 2012 and have finally got SQL Server Data Tools to show up, so that I can create SSRS reports in Visual Studio 2010.
Although I’ve installed Management tools – many times – on two separate instances of SQL Server 2012, I can’t find them in Programs and can’t run them. The only SSMS program I can find runs SSMS 2008 R2.
I realise that common advice is to install SQL Server before Visual Studio, but I really don’t want to uninstall Visual Studio, as this will bring a host of other problems.
How can I fix this problem?
Note the first link now(dec 2017) points to ‘Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Express’. ssms 2014 and 2017 are still available.