Monthly Archives: July 2010

SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe is not a valid Win32 Application

Today I installed SQL Server Management Studio Express (standalone) on a brand new Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine.

After downloading the install from Microsoft and running it, I received the following error:

“SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe is not a valid Win32 Application”

I assumed I had some weird versioning issue, and read all kinds of blogs about internal db’s included with Windows Server, etc. ┬áCome to find out, the download was corrupted, and re-downloading the file, solved my problem.

So in the end it was trivial, but I figured I would post about it, because the error message wasn’t very telling of what was actually happening.