SQL Server Management Studio 17.9 installation fails on Windows Server2016


I am trying to install SSMS 17.9 on a Windows 2016 server remotely. But after installation, while trying to open the Management Studio, its showing an error:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe /install /quiet /passive /norestart /Logs log.txt -- This is the installation command i used.

Do I need to install Visual Studio as a pre-requisite? Please suggest a solution. Thanks in advance

asked on Stack Overflow Apr 5, 2019 by avk • edited Apr 5, 2019 by marc_s

1 Answer


No. Visual Studio is not pre-requisite. but .Net framework definitely is. so from role and features please add .Net Framework and re-launch the setup. it should work then

answered on Stack Overflow Apr 5, 2019 by Ketan Kotak

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