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SQL Server Management Studio 17.9.1


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/28/2018.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server. SSMS combines a broad group of
graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide developers and administrators of all skill levels access to SQL Server. This release features improved compatibility with previous versions of SQL Server,
a stand-alone web installer, and toast notifications within SSMS when new releases become available.

Version Number

This package is versioned using the published build number. The corresponding 'release number' is listed below in the Release Notes section.

Supported SQL Server versions

  • This version of SSMS works with all supported versions of SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2017 and provides the greatest level of support for working with the latest cloud features in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
  • There is no explicit block for SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005, but some features may not work properly.
  • Additionally, SSMS 17.x can be installed side by side with SSMS 16.x or SQL Server 2014 SSMS and earlier.

Supported Operating systems

This release of SSMS supports the following 64-bit platforms when used with the latest available service pack:
- Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
- Windows 8 (64-bit)
- Windows 7 (SP1) (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2016 *
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

* SSMS 17.X is based on the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell, which was released before Windows Server 2016. Microsoft takes app compatibility seriously and ensures that already-shipped applications continue to run on the latest Windows releases. To minimize issues running SSMS on Windows Server 2016, ensure SSMS has all of the latest updates applied. If you experience any issues with SSMS on Windows Server 2016, contact support. The support team determines if the issue is with SSMS, Visual Studio, or with Windows compatibility. The support team then routes the issue to the appropriate team for further investigation.

To install SQL Server Management Studio 17.9.1, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sql-server-management-studio

To upgrade SQL Server Management Studio 17.9.1, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sql-server-management-studio


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'SQL Server Management Studio'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $fullUrl = ''
    $fullChecksum = 'B506A265559AC7D8E49DEF351D65B0CEF66C5EB8A47D530E78DB76D187A09CD7'
    $upgradeUrl = ''
    $upgradeChecksum = 'A092B5F4270F19B83874E8ECDEC8EF309B8DBC55462E99EAFA309A75A1D04E09'
    $release = '17.9.1'
    # Check if 17.0 is installed so we can get upgrade package instead of full package
    $version17 = [version]"14.0.17099.0"
    $ssms170 = Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -eq "SQL Server Management Studio" -and ([Version]$_.DisplayVersion) -ge $version17 }
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = ''
      silentArgs    = "/quiet /install /norestart /log `"$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$($packageName)\$($packageName).MsiInstall.log`""
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
      softwareName  = "SQL Server Management Studio - $release"
      checksum      = ''
      checksumType  = 'SHA256'
    if ($ssms170) {
        Write-Warning "Existing install found, using upgrade installer"
        $packageArgs.url = $upgradeUrl
        $packageArgs.checksum = $upgradeChecksum
    } else {
        $packageArgs.url = $fullUrl
        $packageargs.checksum = $fullChecksum
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Microsoft 2017


Release Notes

SSMS 17.9.1 (latest GA release)

download SSMS 17.9.1

  • Release number: 17.9.1
  • Build number: 14.0.17289.0
  • Release date: November 21, 2018

17.9.1 is a small update to 17.9 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where users may experience their connection being closed and reopened with each query invocation when using "Active Directory – Universal with MFA Support" authentication with the SQL query editor. Side effects of the connection closing included global temporary tables being dropped unexpectedly, and sometimes a new SPID given to the connection.
  • Fixed a long outstanding issue where restore plan would fail to find a restore plan, or would generate an inefficient restore plan under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue in the "Import Data-tier Application" wizard which could result in an error when connected to an Azure SQL database.

> [!NOTE]
> Non-English localized releases of SSMS 17.x require the KB 2862966 security update package if installing on: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
SQL Server Management Studio 17.9 14.0.17285.0 80278 Thursday, September 13, 2018 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 17.8.1 14.0.17277.0 53957 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 17.7 14.0.17254.0 46225 Friday, May 11, 2018 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 17.6 14.0.17230.0 11271 Friday, March 30, 2018 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 17.5 14.0.17224.0 26909 Friday, February 16, 2018 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 17.4 14.0.17213.0 30191 Friday, December 8, 2017 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 17.3 14.0.17199.0 23788 Thursday, October 12, 2017 approved
SQL Server Management Studio 14.0.17177.0 30130 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 approved
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