SQL Server Installation: Are Shared components getting upgraded with Side-by-side Upgrade? This is an off-site link.  Please review our Terms of Service for additional information.

(Dinesh Priyankara) As you know, some of the components such as Management Studio (SSMS) and Configuration Manager are shared components of SQL Server instances and they are upgraded when an in-place upgrade is performed. However, they are not supposed to get upgraded with Side-by-side upgrade unless a certain criteria is met.

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