Configuring the SQL Server Database Connection

The SQL Server Database Configuration Tool allows you to connect the Apex One server to another existing Apex One SQL database and change the logon credentials used to connect to your existing database.

  1. On the Apex One server computer, browse to <Server installation folder>\PCCSRV\Admin\Utility\SQL.
  2. Double-click SQLTxfr.exe to run the tool.

    The Apex One SQL Server Database Configuration console opens.

  3. Specify the Server name as follows: <host name or IP address of the SQL Server>,<port_number>\<instance name>

    Apex One automatically creates an instance for the Apex One database when SQL Server installs. When migrating to an existing SQL Server or database, type the preexisting instance name for the Apex One instance on the SQL Server.

  4. Provide the authentication credentials for the SQL Server database.
    • When using the Windows Account to log on to the server, Apex One applies the User name of the currently logged on user.


      The user account must belong to the local administrator group or Active Directory (AD) built-in administrator and you must configure the following User Rights Assignment policies using the Windows Local Security Policy or Group Policy Management console:

      • Log on as a service

      • Log on as a batch job

      • Allow log on locally

      The user account must also have the following database roles:

      • dbcreator

      • bulkadmin

      • db_owner

  5. Specify the Apex One Database name on the SQL Server.
  6. Optionally, perform the following tasks:
    • Click SQL Database Unavailable Alert… to configure the SQL database notification settings.

      For details, see Configuring the SQL Database Unavailable Alert.

    • Click Test Connection to verify the authentication credentials for the existing SQL Server or database.

  7. Click Start to apply the configuration changes.