Configure SQL Server

Install SQL Server or SQL Server Express (that edition is free). For added security, you can enable SSL Encryption to communicate with your instance of SQL Server. Please follow directions on Configure SQL Server database engine for encrypting connections.

  1. To create an empty database, select File – Data Sources – Add.
  2. Choose Microsoft SQL Server in the list.
  3. Configure the connection and run a test using Test Server.
    SQL Server Data Source Configuration
    SQL Server Data Source Configuration