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I'm running SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.0.1600.22 ((SQL_PreRelease).080709-1414 ))

However I cannot find the option to open SQL Profiler.

I was under the impression that this was installed with SSMS 2008?

Or do I have to download this seperately? If so, where can I download it from?

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SQL Server Profiler is an optional component of Management Studio. You may have to find and select it below "Performance Tools" during installation. Under default settings, it gets installed as

Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\PROFILER.EXE

Some time ago I had an installation where Profiler was already in there but just not registered in SSMS Tools menu. You may have to launch it separately, if that is the case.

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