Server Configuration for Visual Expert
Posted by Liz Robertson on 19 January 2016 03:11 PM
This article will explain the requirements and configuration needed to install Visual Expert on a server with concurrent users.
Using Visual Expert on a server requires a concurrent Visual Expert license. This will allow multiple users to access the Visual Expert project repository, located on the server, simultaneously based on the number of licenses ordered.
Visual Expert needs to be installed on the server and on each developer machine.
Server: Windows Server 2008 or above
All users that wish to access the server must have the same version of Visual Expert as the one installed on the server.
SQL Server Requirements and Permissions
Visual Expert comes with a free instance of SQL Server Local DB; however for server installations you will need minimum SQL Server Express. This version is limited in space (10GB) and may not be enough for large projects. When several users are using Visual Expert at once, there may be a slower response time. The string search and code analysis may also take longer with SQL Server Express.
We recommend using the Standard version of SQL Server (or above). This will improve project capacity and response time.
If you have an existing version of SQL Server, you can connect this to Visual Expert during the installation wizard. You may need additional permissions in the DB when installing Visual Expert. In this case, you can create a new instance with new permissions, or get the DBA or other admin to give you permissions to the existing instance. You will need create, modify and delete permissions for tables and database when installing Visual Expert.
Install and configure Visual Expert on the server, then on the developer machines.