Microsoft SQL Server

Description

 

With the Microsoft SQL Server data source, Remote Desktop Manager uses the power of Microsoft SQL Server to save and manage entries.

 

All editions of Microsoft SQL Server (including Express) starting with 2012 and above are supported.

 

The following features are also supported:

Always on availability group.

Clustering.

Log Shipping.

Database mirroring.

 

 

Highlights

 

Supports user management with a superior security model.

Supports Offline mode for when the server or network is unavailable.

Supports full entry logs and attachments.

Supports Vaults to organize thousands of entries.

 

A proper database backup strategy should be implemented to prevent possible data loss. Please refer to the Backups topic.

 

Depending on the Recovery Model of the underlying database, some maintenance operations may have to be scheduled to run regularly in order to maintain the health of the database. Please consult Recovery Model.

 

Using either Database Login or Integrated Security is inherently less secure because it means that the end user can connect directly to the database using any tool available. We do have table and column level security, but security conscious organizations will consider this unacceptable. It is recommended to use our Custom login model.

 

Configuration

 

Consult the Configure SQL Server topic for more information on the configuration.

 

Settings

 

General

Microsoft SQL Server - General Tab

Microsoft SQL Server - General Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Name

Enter a name for the data source.

Host

Enter the server hostname or IP address.

Login mode

Specify the authentication mode to use. Select between:

Database login

Integrated Security (Active directory)

Custom Login

Username

Enter the username to access the SQL Azure database.

Password

Enter the password to access the SQL Azure database.

Always ask password

Prompt for the password when a user connects to the data source.

Allow change username

Allow the username to be edited when connecting to the data source.

(Only with Always ask password enabled)

Database

Enter the name of the SQL Azure database.

Two factor

Enable the 2-Factor Authentication.

Test Server

Test the connection with the server to validate if the proper information has been provided.

Test Database

Test the connection with the database to validate if the proper information has been provided.

 

 

Settings

Microsoft SQL Server - Settings Tab

Microsoft SQL Server - Settings Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Root filter

Enter the name of a root level folder to display only the entries contained in that folder.

Ping online method

Indicate the preferred ping online method. Select between:

None

Ping

Port Scan

Auto go offline

Use the data source in offline mode when the ping method does not respond.

Disable lock

Disable the option to lock the data source directly. You can still lock the application but you won't be prompted for the data source password if this option is disabled.

 

 

Private Vault

Microsoft SQL Server - Private Vault Tab

Microsoft SQL Server - Private Vault Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Type

Select the type of Private Vault to use. Select between:

Default: use the default Private Vault, which is stored in the database.

None: disable the Private Vault for all users.

Online Drive: use a Devolutions Online Drive file (*.dod) as a Private Vault.

 

Upgrade

Microsoft SQL Server - Upgrade Tab

Microsoft SQL Server - Upgrade Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Test Server

Test the connection with the server to validate if the proper information has been provided.

Create Database

Create the database on the SQL server.

Update Database

Update the database on the SQL server.

Test Database

Test the connection with the database to validate if the proper information has been provided.

Email Schema to Support

Send your schema to the Devolutions support team.

View Upgrade Script

Open the upgrade script in a new window.

 

VPN

Open a VPN to access your data prior to connecting to your Microsoft SQL Server.

 

Microsoft SQL Server - VPN Tab

Microsoft SQL Server - VPN Tab

 

Advanced

Microsoft SQL Server - Advanced Tab

Microsoft SQL Server - Advanced Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Caching mode

Determines how the entries will be reloaded in the data source. For more information, please consult the Caching topic.

Connection timeout

Set the delay of the connection timeout.

Command timeout

Set the delay of the command timeout.

Auto refresh

Set the interval for the automatic refresh.

Prompt for offline mode on startup

Ask to use the data source in offline mode when the user connects to the data source.

Allow beta database upgrade

Allow beta upgrade of the database (when using a beta version of Remote Desktop Manager).

Manage Cache

Manage the data source cache. On large data sources caching is a must and will increase performance significantly. For more information, please consult the Manage Cache topic.

More Settings

Edit the connection string values directly.