SQL Server 2008 Management Tools Basic vs Complete Explained…. – CSS SQL Server Engineers – Site H

On SQL Server install there is an option to go for SSMS Basic or Complete. With Basic some features are missing:
You are unable to connect to Server Types other than Database Engine and possibly Compact Database Engine. E.g. Integration Services
Also many menu and toolbar commands are missing.
If you initially install Basic and change your mind and then want Complete then go to install disk and Add Features, picking SSMS complete this time

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