Microsoft SQL Server requirements

One of the prerequisites for the installation is to have Microsoft SQL Server installed and configured. The following requirements must be met:

Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, alternatively you can install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express or later. Choose Mixed mode authentication during installation.

If you have Microsoft SQL Server already installed, set authentication to Mixed mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication). To do so, follow the instructions in this Knowledgebase article.

Allow TCP/IP connections to the SQL Server. To do so, follow instructions in this Knowledgebase article from part II. Allow TCP/IP connections to the SQL database.

validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: For configuring, managing, administering of Microsoft SQL Server (databases and users), download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: If you choose to install Microsoft SQL Server Express during installation, you will not be able to install it on a Domain Controller. This is likely to happen if you are using Microsoft SBS. If you use Microsoft SBS, we recommend that you install ESET Remote Administrator on a different server or do not select the SQL Server Express component during installation (this requires you to use your existing SQL Server or MySQL to run the ERA database). For instructions to install ERA Server on a Domain Controller, see our Knowledgebase article.