To learn more about selecting the SQL Server version, editions and requirements, see SQL Server requirements.
Installing a Microsoft SQL Server instance
In the Verba install kit, we provide a simple, unattended installation procedure for Microsoft SQL Server Express (see the Prerequisites Installer Tool).
For information on how to install other Microsoft SQL server editions, please refer to the following articles.
The following features need to be selected during the install:
- Database Engine Services
- Full -Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
- (Management Tools - Complete) Not necessary but recommended.
On the collation tab please make sure that the case-sensitive checkbox is left UNCHECKED. Verba requires a case-insensitive server.
It is recommended to install the Verba database as the default instance, however, the system supports named instances as well.
The Containment type setting of the Verba database has to be left on None.
For the Verba system, the following SQL Server services must be enabled and running (other services are not required):
- SQL Server
- SQL Server Browser if named instances are used
- SQL Server Agent to run the maintenance jobs (not available on Express Edition)
Use the built-in System account and set it to Network service and check the SQL Server Agent to start at the end of the setup.
Choose the collation based on the requirement. The system does not support Case Sensitive (CS) collations, only Case Insensitive (CI) collations are supported.
If you would like to use SQL authentication, then select Mixed Mode authentication. Set the sa password and make a note of it. The Verba installer will need this information.
If you would like to use Windows Authentication, then select Windows Authentication.
Make sure you have the necessary database roles assigned to the user account which is configured for the system. For more information see SQL Server requirements.
Using the Verba Prerequisites tool to install SQL Server Express edition
MS SQL Server Express Edition unattended installer is included in the Verba install media.
Please, follow the steps below to install MS SQL Server Express Edition:
Step 1 - Copy the Verba Installation kit to the appropriate drive.
Step 2 - Click on the setup.exe file
Step 4 - Select the type of Verba server that you will be installing on this machine. (Single server solution or Media Repository)
Step 5 - Click on Install SQL Server Express and then on the button with the same name
Step 6 - The unattended installation starts automatically.
Set the sa password in the corresponding batch file. This information will need to be entered during the installation process of the Verba servers.