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SQL Server Management Studio (Ssms.exe) executable file location.

The executable file (Ssms.exe) for SQL Server Management Studio is located in different locations depending on the version of SQL Server.

For SQL Managment Studio 18 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe

For SQL Server 2017:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe

For SQL Server 2016:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe

For SQL Server 2014:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe

For SQL Server 2012:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Ssms.exe

For SQL Server 2008 R2:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe

For the older SQL Server 2005 instances SSMS file was called SqlWb.exe and it’s located at:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\SqlWb.exe