SQL server 2016 installation issues

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I am trying to download SQL Server 2016. I have followed the instructions and have then completed this. However, there is no SSMS program to open and I am struggling to find anything that can be opened like a program/app should.


Using the installation centre I tried to repair it and found that the Database Service features had failed:


Error installing SQL Server Database Engine Services Shared Features
An error occurred while writing installation information to disk


Any Assistance would be greatly appreciated

1 Reply

Hi @LewisMitchell --


For SQL Server 2016 and newer, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is decoupled from SQL Server and therefore not installed during the database engine installation process.  SSMS is available as a free download at this link.


In terms of the installation failure, a good place to check are the bootstrap logs usually found at the location below.  Take care.


C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Setup Bootstrap\Log