Installing sqlcmd without SQL Server

I just ran into a need for sqlcmd without SQL Server. I’m on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter.

I installed Microsoft® ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server – Windows, with filename  msodbcsql.msi

Installed from

This is a dependency for Microsoft Command Line Utilities 11 for SQL Server, with filename MsSqlCmdLnUtils.msi

 I installed from

I chose the 64-bit versions of both.

Restarted my console session and able to run sqlcmd without SQL Server!




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