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Can I use my SQL server with the ESET Endpoint Encryption Server?

ESET Endpoint Encryption Server pre-install includes a Microsoft SQL Server Express version. Under normal circumstances, this will be adequate for use. However, if you want to use your own Microsoft SQL Server for any reason, you can do so, even if you use pre-install.

During the ESET Endpoint Encryption Server setup, type the information about your SQL server. If you used the pre-install, these fields are filled by default with the values configured by the pre-install.

If you want to type or change the values to use your SQL server (rather than the one provided in the pre-install), refer to the following:

SQL Server Name

The name should be the proper instance name of the SQL server instance. The pre-install SQL server installs an instance called deslocksql on the local machine. If you type your instance name, you must type the full name, including the instance name (unless you are using an unnamed instance).

SA Username/SA Password

This must be the username and password for the SA database login or any login which is a member of the sysadmin group. This login is used to create a new login for the EEE Server, create a new Database on the specified instance, and configure the login with db_owner, db_datareader and db_datawriter access to that database. These details are not stored and never used again.

The new login created during this step will have a username of dlpenterpriseuser. The password will be a randomized 16-character password using upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters, including symbols.

Database Name

This is the database name that will be created on the specified instance. You may change this if you want to use a different name.

Database Size Limits

SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Express Editions have a 4 GB database maximum size limit. In large installations, this limit is too small. If needed, consider upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (or later), which has a 10 GB limit. Alternatively, you can supply your non-express SQL version, which has no size limit.