In the big picture, you need to:
Download the free Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and install it, accepting the defaults Connect to your SQL Server Create a low-privileged login so that you don’t accidentally drop objects Learn to switch back & forth between the low-privileged account and your regular one
Let’s get started!
1. Download and install SSMS (but not on the server itself)
The first step is really easy: go here to get the latest version of SSMS and install it. If you already have a version of SSMS, the installer will automatically update it to the latest