The SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integral component for administrating SOLIDWORKS PDM, as it allows us to maintain and capture backups of the database. When installing a new instance of SQL Express via the installation manager for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 and later versions, a separate download and install is required to include SSMS.
For SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 and earlier versions, please see our guide here on how to install this from the included install media
How to download and install the SQL Server Management Studio
- Download and run the installer;
- Confirm the installation location, and hit Install
- Complete with a reboot;
- Then SSMS should be available via:
- Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server Tools xx
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