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Installing SSMS on Servers Running SQL Server?

Andy Mallon says yes, install SQL Server Management Studio on those servers running SQL Server instances:

“But wait, Andy. That’s not a best practice!” you say?

The pseudo best practice of “don’t install SSMS” is a misguided one–advice that I even fell into repeating in the past. However, that’s actually proposed solution to a best practice, rather than being itself a best practice.

I agree with Andy wholeheartedly on this.