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In this article, we will walk you through how to install SQL Server 2019 developer edition and how to install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

What is SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition?

SQL Server 2019 developer edition is a full-featured free edition from Microsoft. It is used in a non-production environment and includes all the features of the Enterprise Edition.

What is SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)?

SQL Server Management Studio is also known as SSMS. It is the most popular integrated environment tool for managing and administering Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure or connecting to an Azure cloud SQL database.

Download SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

1. To download the SQL Server 2019 developer edition, visit the link below.

Download SQL Server 2019 Developer

After visiting the above link, you will see the option to try SQL Server on premises or in the cloud. As our topic is related to the developer edition, click on the “Download now” button under the developer section.

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

2. Once you have downloaded the setup file, right-click the setup file (“SQL2019-SSEI-Dev.exe“) and run as administrator.

3. A User Account Control window will pop up; click “Yes.”

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

4. The downloader will ask you to select the installation type; choose the “Download Media” option. It will download the SQL Server setup files now and install them later on your machine.

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

5. Specify the SQL Server installer download; by default, the ISO image option is already selected. If you want to change the download location, then click on “Browse” and select the new location, and then click “Download.”

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

6. The downloading process will start, and it will take a while, depending on your internet connection speed.

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

7. Once the downloading is complete, click on “Open folder” to check the downloaded SQL Server ISO file.

How to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

1. After the download of the SQL Server ISO image is complete, right-click the ISO file and select “Mount.” It will mount the ISO file.

2. Open the installation folder, right-click the “setup.exe file“, and select “Run as administrator.”

3. On the SQL Server Installation Center page, select “Installation” from the left pane, and then select “New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation.”

4. Specify the free edition “Developer” and then click on Next.

5. Select “I accept the license terms” and click Next.

6. Select the features that you want to install for learning or testing purposes. I will select “Database Engine Services” and click on Next to continue.

7. Specify the instance ID for SQL Server. The default name of the instance ID is “MSSQLSERVER.” You have the option to change the instance ID name and click Next.

8. Specify the service accounts for the SQL Server services. In our case, I’m not changing anything and will keep everything at the default settings. Click on Next.

9. Select the “mixed mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication).” Provide the password for the administrator (sa) account and save the password at the secure location; you will need this password to connect to the SQL Server later. Click the Add Current User to specify the SQL Server Administrators, and click on Next.

10. Review the installation features of SQL Server before installing, and then click “Install” to install SQL Server.

11. SQL Server 2019 installation completed successfully with product udates. Click on “Close” and reboot your machine.

Install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Follow the instructions in the articles below to install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. 

https://easytechhub.com/how-to-install-sql-server-management-studio/

Conclusion

SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition is the full-featured free edition from Microsoft. It is used in non-production environments and includes all the features of the Enterprise edition. Follow the steps mentioned in this blog post to install Microsoft SQL Server 2019 developer edition and to install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan
1 month ago

Easy to download and install. Thanks for the information.

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