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SQL Server

Description

 

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

 

All editions of 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 Repositories 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 inheritely 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 the 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

 

Connection

 

SQL Server - Connection Tab

SQL Server - Connection Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Name

Name the data source.

Server

Enter the server hostname or IP address.

Ellipsis button

Provides the list of computers discovered on your network. This can take a few moments to generate.

Login mode

Specify the authentication mode to use. Select between:

Database login

Integrated security

Custom login

User

Enter the username to access the SQL server.

Password

Enter the Password to access the SQL server.

Database

Enter the name of the 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

 

SQL Server - Settings Tab

SQL Server - Settings Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Repository

Click on the ellipsis to select a Repository.

Root filter

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

Auto refresh

Set the interval for the automatic refresh.

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

 

SQL Server - Private Vault Tab

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.

 

 

Advanced

 

SQL Server - Advanced Tab

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 Mode topic.

Offline mode

Determine the Offline Mode availability. Select between:

Disabled

Read-only

Read/write

Prompt for offline mode on startup

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

Connection timeout

Set the delay of the connection timeout.

Command timeout

Set the delay of the command timeout.

Allow beta database upgrade

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

Allow data source credential variables

Allow the data source credential to be use in variables.

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.

Advanced Settings

Edit the connection string values directly.

 

Upgrade

 

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.