Perform a Silent Install of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Here is how to silently install SQL Server Management Studio:

  1. Download the installer from
  2. Run the silent installer using the following command line:
SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe /install /quiet /norestart

How did you figure out what switches to use ? By running

SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe /?

you will be presented with a helpful dialog documenting the supported switches.

SSMS installer help showing the supported command line switches

Other supported modes are uninstall, repair, and layout. It is also possible to set the location of the log file created by the installer.

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