SSMS is the way that most people query their SQL Server instances so let’s go ahead and show how to install it.
First of all, head over to Microsoft’s download page for the latest version of SSMS and go ahead and download the latest version.
Once the file is downloaded go ahead and put it on the machine that you’ll be installing SSMS (this doesn’t have to be your SQL Server, any machine that has network connectivity to that machine is totally fine).
Open the file and you will be met with the splash screen.
You should obviously read the licence terms. Once you’ve done this go ahead and start the installation.
It’s going to do a lot of work without your input, just sit and wait through the process.
Once it’s done it’s thing you’ll need a quick reboot
Once you’re restarted you’re good, it’s all installed and ready to use.