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KronoDesk Administration Guide Help Viewer

2.2.2. SQL Server Authentication

This is the recommended and easiest option when the application and databases will be residing on different servers across the network. In this case, choose “SQL Server Authentication” and provide a SQL Server Login that has Database Owner (DB-Owner) permissions – e.g. the built in System Administrator (SA) account. The installer will use this DB-Owner account to create the database objects, and KronoDesk® will use a special login (called KronoDesk by default) for normal application operations.

For either mode, in the “Server” box, you need to enter the name of the Microsoft SQL Server instance that is running on your system; the installer will default it to the hostname of the server (which in many cases will be correct). The easiest way to find out the database server name is to open up the SQL Server Administrative console (typically by clicking Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > Enterprise Manager) and look for the name of the server.

Once you have entered the various pieces of information, click <Next>. The installer will attempt to connect to the database using the provided information, and it will display an error message if any of the information is incorrect. Assuming the information is correct, the following screen will be displayed:

This page lets you customize the name of the database login, database name and database user that the application will create. If you chose the “Custom Installation”, then the fields will be editable, otherwise they will be read-only. Also if you chose “Windows Authentication” then the Database Login field will be set to the built-in Windows account associated with ASP.NET for the specific operating system being installed on (and cannot be changed). Once you have reviewed this page and made any changes, you should click <Next> to proceed:

Click the <Install> button to actually begin the process of installing KronoDesk® onto your system. If you are installing KronoDesk® onto Windows Vista (or later), then you will first be prompted by the Windows User Access Control (UAC) security system to confirm that you want to install a new piece of software. Click the option that confirms you want to proceed with the install.

The installer will then display a progress bar that gradually fills as the installation proceeds:

Once the installation is complete, the following message will be displayed:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed KronoDesk® onto your system. If you type into your browser you should see the KronoDesk® home page, as illustrated in the KronoDesk® User Manual. If for any reason you don’t see the home page, please refer to Appendix A – Troubleshooting IIS or contact Inflectra® Technical Support using one of the methods described at our website .

The default login/password for accessing KronoDesk is:

  • Login: administrator
  • Password: PleaseChange