- Install SQL Server or SQL Server Express.
Newly installed SQL Server instances do not allow remote connections. Please follow the directions in SQL Server.
For added security, you can enable SSL Encryption to communicate with your instance of SQL Server. However, due to a framework limitation, this is not compatible with our iOS and Android versions of Remote Desktop Manager macOS. Please follow directions on Configure SQL Server Database Engine for encrypting connections.
- Click on the setting button in the Navigation pane or go in File - Data Sources.
- Click on the plus to Add a New Data Source.
- Select Microsoft SQL Server.
- Provide the connection information for the SQL Server with a user having enough privileges to create the database.
- Select the Upgrade tab and click the Create Database button. If the database is already created on the SQL Server, press the Update Database button to create the appropriate tables in the database.
- Once the database is created, create a Remote Desktop Manager administrator account via the Administration – Users menu.
If the database is created using a system administrator (example: SA), we recommend to keep this user only for the database creation and the database upgrade. A Remote Desktop Manager administrator account must be created first. Then, regular users are created with this administrator account.
- Connect to the SQL Server data source with the Remote Desktop Manager administrator account. To do so, go in File – Data Source and click on the setting button to edit the data source used to create the database and change the login information for the administrator account created with Remote Desktop Manager.
The SQL Server data source is now correctly configured.Feedback