Microsoft has separated installation of SSMS from SQL Server Engine Installation since SQL Server 2016 and if you see the SQL server setup page it has an option to Install SSMS
This is first post in the multi post series for running a SQL test lab on laptop. To begin we need to enable hyper-V feature in windows. Hyper-V is shipped along with windows 10 but is not enabled by default. To enable HyperV we can use GUI, PowerShell or cmd line.
Setting a Lab in this day and age is like re-inventing the wheel, with Cloud at our disposal and plethora of virtual Labs available. Both Azure and AWS offers free credits up to tune of $150/mo or $100/mo to test their products, (MSDN subscription, AWS free credits , other offers) but sometimes your want of building from ground up takes control and you jump in without giving a second thought