Configure SQL Server

Description

 

1. Install Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server Express.

 

Newly installed Microsoft SQL Server instances do not allow remote connections. Please follow the directions in SQL Server.

 

For added security, you can enable SSL Encryption to communicate with your instance of SQL Server. However, due to a framework limitation, this is not compatible with our iOS and Android versions of Remote Desktop Manager.

Please follow directions on https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/316898

 

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 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 - Users 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 to the Microsoft SQL Server 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 created with Remote Desktop Manager.

 

Connection to the Database with the RDM Administrator Account

Connection to the Database with the RDM Administrator Account

 

The Microsoft SQL Server data source is now correctly configured.