To access SQL databases directly to perform advanced management tasks, Microsoft offers the software tool SQL Management Studio. Follow the steps below to download and install the Express 2012 version of the utility.
- Browse to the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express download site.
- Click the Download button
- Check the box next to the SQL Management Studio option for the architecture of the system where it will be installed and click Next
- 32-bit: ENU\x86\SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe
- 64-bit: ENU\x64\SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe