Configure SQL Azure

Description

 

1. Make sure that you have a valid Microsoft SQL Azure subscription to be able to create your database.

 

2. Follow the steps in the Create a data source topic. On Step 4, before testing server or otherwise verifying the connection, continue with the steps below.

 

3. Select the Upgrade tab and click the Create Database button. If the database is already created on the Microsoft SQL Azure Server, click the Update Database button to add the appropriate tables to the database.

 

Upgrade Tab

Upgrade Tab

 

4. Once the database is created, create an administrator account for the database via the Administration - User Management menu.

 

If the database is created using a system administrator (example: SA), we recommend to keep this user only for the database creation and the database upgrade. A Remote Desktop Manager administrator account must be created first. Then, regular users are created with this administrator account.

 

Create a Remote Desktop Manager Administrator Account

Create a Remote Desktop Manager Administrator Account

 

5. Connect on the Microsoft SQL Azure database with the Remote Desktop Manager administrator account. To do so, edit the data source used to create the database and change the login information for the administrator account that you have created.

 

Connection to the Database with the RDM Administrator Account

Connection to the Database with the RDM Administrator Account

 

The Microsoft SQL Azure data source is now correctly configured.