Courion Tip – SQL Server Connector

The documentation on page 297: Configuring_PMMs_Connectors_and_Agents.pdf
AdminUser — The name of the Microsoft SQL Server administrative user that can log on to the SQL server. This user must be a SQL login user, a member of the SQL Server SECURITYADMIN fixed server role, and the DB_ACCESSADMIN database role.

  • I am told it does support named instances.. such as Server\Instance, but since I am not yet able to establish a connection, I cannot verify this.   *When you get the connector to work, it works as show.
  • Basically, your server has to be mixed mode, and the privileged account must be a SQL (not windows, not domain) account
  • There is a configuration parameter that is not mentioned in the documentation…IgnoreAccessGroup. I don’t have a clear understanding of what this is, and I don’t know if it’s ok to leave this unassigned. (*When you get the connector to work, it will tell you valid settings are yes or no)
  • I am using the same configuration information that I used to set up the PMM, which is working, so I know that I have the correct user name and password, BUT I cannot get the AMM to configure correctly. I keep getting an “unable to verify connection”.  *You need the patch below.

The Connector and PMM for Microsoft SQL Server depend upon the SQL-DSO activeX object, which is no longer distributed with the SQL Server client that is packaged with SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. To address this missing dependency, download and install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components on the Courion Server, or on the CF/CFM machine running the Connector/PMM accessing SQL Server 2008. This assumes you have installed the SQL Client Software, as directed in the prerequisites for the Connector/PMM for SQL Server:

The SQL Server client must be installed on each server in which the Connector
Framework or Connector Framework Manager is installed. Note that the SQL
Server Management Studio Express client cannot be used—you must install the
regular SQL Server client.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components are packaged with the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, available at the following Microsoft Downloads location:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack, August 2008


Posted January 19, 2012 by mmdmurphy in Courion Tip, SQL

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