Installing the client tools for SQL Server

I’m back now from my parental leave, so here’s the first posting in a while…

Ever installed SQL Server forgetting to install the client tools such as Management Studio, Profiler, etc? Here’s how to install them the easiest way.

Instead of running the main installation program, which may or may not work, run [drive]:\SQL Server x86\Tools\Setup\SqlRun_Tools.msi to install the tools directly. Much quicker and we’re not depending on updates made to SQL Server since the installation.

Tip found here.