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Install SQL Server Data Tools

This topic describes how to install SQL Server Data Tools. Updates to SQL Server Data Tools are available on the SQL Server Data Tools website (Get Started with Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools).

Whether you are using Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012, install the latest SQL Server Data Tools updates to get the newest features.

SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012

SQL Server Data Tools ships in the Professional SKU, or higher, in Visual Studio 2012. After you install Visual Studio 2012 and install the November 2012, or later, SQL Server Data Tools update, SQL Server Data Tools can report when there is an update to install. For more information, see Check for Updates Dialog Box.

If Visual Studio 2012 is not installed, SQL Server Data Tools will install the Visual Studio 2012 Integrated Shell and install SQL Server Data Tools.

SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2010

You can install SQL Server Data Tools on Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate Edition with Visual Studio 2010 SP1.

If Visual Studio 2010 is not installed, SQL Server Data Tools will install the Visual Studio 2010 Integrated Shell, apply SP1, and install SQL Server Data Tools.

If you install the November 2012, or later, SQL Server Data Tools update, SQL Server Data Tools can report when there is an update to install. For more information, see Check for Updates Dialog Box.

Administrative Installation Point

If you need to install SQL Server Data Tools on multiple computers or computers with no internet access, you can create an administrative installation layout on either a network share or a physical medium and then install from that installation point.

To create an installation layout, download SSDTSetup.EXE and run it with the /layoutlocation option to create a layout at location . Users can then run SSDTSetup.Exe from location .

Download SSDTSetup.exe by going to Get Started with SQL Server Data Tools, click the link for your version of Visual Studio, and then download SSDTSetup.exe for your language.



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