How to Connect to a local SQL Server While Installing SourceAnywhere Server with Windows Authentication mode?

Please click the image below to view the full workflow chart of SourceAnywhere Server installation.

Here are the steps of installing SourceAnywhere Server on the SQL Server machine with Windows Authentication mode.

  1. Create a New Windows User on the server machine

    Please create an administrative Windows user. Then, add the Windows user into sysadmin in SQL Server -> Server Roles.

    NOTE: You will need the Administrator to do the installation and create database for SourceAnywhere in SQL Server. You can remove the user from the sysadmin list in step #V as long as the installation is done.

  2. Run the SourceAnywhere Server Installer

    Run the EXE installer as the new Windows administrator,
    and select Connect to my own SQL Server at the database settings step .

  3. Select or Add Your SQL Server Machine

    If you are using the Standard Edition of SQL Server, please enter the server name only. If you are using the Express Edition, please enter
    {server name}\SQLEXPRESS.

    Please make sure Use Windows authentication is selected.

  4. Create a Password for the Built-in Admin User

    There is a built-in user Admin in SourceAnyhwere. You will need this user to
    create other regular users, admin users and groups.

  5. [Optional] Change User Role in SQL Server

    Open SQL Server and change the Windows user role from sysadmin to public.
    Then, make sure this user is the db_owner of the new database SourceAnywhere.

Once these steps have been competed, SourceAnywhere Server should be running successfully.

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