Error in installing SSMS


when I try to install Microsoft SQL server management studio I get this error message: "the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process:0x80070020" How to overcome?

asked on Stack Overflow Jun 19, 2017 by Namlah

1 Answer


I just had the same error (SSMS v17.7) on Win7 x64. After downloading a few times (and I'm blushing as I type this), I realised that I was running low on disk space. Cleaned up, ran again, worked :-)

Worth checking?

answered on Stack Overflow May 15, 2018 by EyePeaSea

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