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SQL Server Downloads


We have tried to put together a central collection of links to various SQL Server downloads that you might be interested in. If you find any broken, missing, or incorrect, please post a comment for the article and we will get things corrected. I have repeated a few links on the page to make it easier to find the information.

Table of Contents

Here are the various sections below that we are linking to in the lists. We have broken the list up by versions as well as topical areas.

SQL Server 2016

Here are the current SQL Server 2016 downloads

SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008

SQL Server Express

Here are the various editions of Express that you can download.

Express 2014

Express 2012

Express 2008 R2

Express 2005

MSDE 2000

Sample Databases

We have a page with various samples listed for you. You can access that at

SQL Server Sample Databases

Here is a link to Codeplex as well, with breakdowns by versions.



2008 R2




SQL Server 2014 Management Studio

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio

SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio


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