3. Installing SQL Server

Axiell Collections requires:

  • A Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Express database.
  • SQL Server Management Studio to manage the databaseClosed SQL Server Management Studio is an integrated environment to manage a SQL Server infrastructure. It provides a user interface and a group of tools with rich script editors that interact with SQL Server.

    Tip: Accept the default settings when installing SQL Server Management Studio.

The quickest way to set up a SQL database for Axiell Collections is to restore a pre-configured SQL database backup file (with or without demo data) provided by Axiell. Details for restoring a database are provided in 3. Create or restore a SQL database.

Here you will find details about supported versions of SQL Server, minimum requirements, installing SQL Server, creating a new database, and methods of authentication.

Assistance with installing and configuring SQL Server can be found in the following PDF:

Note: This document was written as a guide to installing the Adlib application. The Adlib application is now the Collections application.