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        • Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express.

          We recommended that you read the Release Notes and Readme before installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express.

          Step 1: Download and install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1.

          Step 2 Download and install Windows Installer 4.5.
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          Step 3 Download and install Windows PowerShell 1.0.

          Note: For help on installing Windows Powershell 1.0 see the following KB articles:

        • 926139: English PowerShell 1.0 for Windows

        • 926140: Localized PowerShell 1.0 for Windows XP and Windows 2003

        • 926141: Multilanguage User Interface for PowerShell 1.0 for Windows XP and Windows 2003

        • 928439: PowerShell 1.0 for Vista (includes all languages)


        • Step 4: Download SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express by clicking the appropriate link later on this page. To start the installation immediately, click Run. To install SQL Server Express at a later time, click Save.


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