Perform the steps below from the computer where MS SQL Server is installed,
Choose Start --> Run and type services.msc.
Ensure that "SQL Browser" service has been started. If not, start the service.
Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager from the Start menu
Expand SQL Server Configuration Manager (Local) and navigate to SQL Server Network Configuration.
Choose the Instance on which you wish to run the database and check if TCP/IP ports are enabled. If not, right-click on TCP/IP and enable it.
You should restart the SQL Service after you enable TCP/IP. Select SQL Server Services from the left pane, right-click the instance and choose Restart.
Note: Ensure that the you configure Windows firewall to allow access to SQL server. Refer this document for more information.
Migrating the database to SQL server
From the computer where Endpoint Central MSP server is installed, perform the steps below:
Stop Endpoint Central MSP server
Execute the script changeDBServer.bat available under <Desktop Central MSP Home>/bin directory. This invokes the Database Setup wizard.
Select Database Type as SQL Server
Specify the Host Name where SQL Server is installed
From the list of available SQL server instances, select the instance on which you wish to run the database.
You can choose to authenticate the database connection either using Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication. Choose the required authentication and provide the credentials.
Click the checkbox to enable NTLM authentication.
Have the "Migrate Data from Existing Database" check box enabled if you want to migrate your existing database to MSSQL. Note: This is applicable only if you wanted to migrate your existing database to MS SQL. If you are trying to create a fresh set up, then you can ignore this step.
Click Save to save and complete the SQL Server Configuration. It may be noted that it will take a few minutes to configure the settings on the SQL Server.
Fig: Windows Authentication
Fig: SQL Server Authentication
One of the best practise recommended is to, Click Test to check whether a connection could be established with the given credential.
This might take several minutes, the size of your database determines the time taken.
You can start using Endpoint Central MSP which has been migrated from the previous location.