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OfficeStatus Deployment Guide

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Supported Databases

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Like many modern business software applications, OfficeStatus relies on a back-end relational database for its data storage requirements. You can either establish a database server instance prior to installing OfficeStatus Server, or elect to download and install a named instance of SQL Server Express during product installation.


OfficeStatus was designed to support a range of Microsoft SQL Server platforms, some of which are entirely free. Any SQL Server instance (2008 or later) will work, including SQL Server Express editions (which are available at no cost).


If you already have a licensed copy of SQL Server running on your local area network, then you don't need to take any additional steps. OfficeStatus Server will automatically recognize existing SQL Server instances during installation, and you'll have the option to select one.


If you don't already have a licensed version of SQL Server running, we recommend using SQL Server Express Edition. SQL Server Express is a light-weight, easy-to-use versions of the commercial SQL Server engines. It is generally appropriate for OfficeStatus installations with 25 to 100 users, depending upon usage and configuration.


IMPORTANT: The OfficeStatus Server installer includes an option to install a local, named instance of SQL Server Express. When this option is chosen, the installer will automatically target this database instance in subsequent installation steps.


Whether you install the database server software on the same computer as OfficeStatus Server or on a different computer (on the same network) is entirely up to you. OfficeStatus will handle both scenarios equally well, with a very small performance gain (unnoticeable in the majority of cases) being derived from having the database available locally (e.g. on the same computer).


The OfficeStatus Server installation package will handle the creation of an OfficeStatus database (including required login, schema, and default data).