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KB-3214: What version of SQL should be installed for DirectAudit on Server 2012 and Windows 8

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12 April,16 at 11:11 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectAudit 3.x on Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012




When installing Centrify DirectAudit 3.x on Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, what version of Microsoft's SQL should be used? 


What version of MS SQL Express is bundled with Centrify Suite 2012/2013.2?




Centrify Suite 2012/2013 comes with pre-packaged/redistributable version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express with Advanced Services. This version of SQL is NOT compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Operating Systems. 


If trying to install SQL as part of Centrify DirectManage Audit installation, it is recommended to download a higher version of SQL from the Centrify Support Portal before proceeding with the installation. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services are available for download below:


Choose the highest version available for download: (At the time of writing, this is SQL 2008 R2 Express)


Download Microsoft SQL Server


1) SQL Server 2008 R2


Download File size Md5sum

SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe 727 MB 10ef23fe7bd9b6a64dcaf1927dd19df7

SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe 796 MB 5122f358a63e12a3095aaabba8203292


2) SQL Server 2008


Download File size Md5sum

SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe 503 MB 1df7b3c6083cf1f05cdbdd03a454757a

SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe 546 MB 5ada71a398537309be4578ca746c72c5


3) SQL Server 2005


Download File size Md5sum

SQLEXPR_ADV.exe 235 MB 1dab2043de115679958b3ee0e1c9124e




In future releases, Centrify will replace the current version of SQL Server Express embedded within the Centrify Suite download and installer with this version - therefore requiring no separate download. 


SQL 2008 R2 supports all the platforms needed, including Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 201, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It is a smaller download – about half a gigabyte smaller than the comparable 2012 Express version, which in turn makes it a shorter download and install.


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