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System requirements

Hardware requirements Quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU
8GB memory
5GB disk space (for starting the Central repository database - disk space requirements depend on the amount of audited data and can go to TB for some environments)
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Browser
(for web console)
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Chrome 27 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 or greater (for web console)
Note Central instance requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or greater
The additional requirements are described in the ApexSQL Audit - Permissions and requirements knowledgebase article
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
200 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Microsoft SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository, due to the database size limitation
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
69 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Native support for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3GB memory
26 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Amazon RDS
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
50 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
Visual Studio 2015, 2013, 2012, or 2010
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
92 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Amazon RDS
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Native support for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
The information about the minimum SQL Server permissions required to use ApexSQL Data Diff can be found in the FAQs section
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
54 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
200 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Microsoft SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository, due to the database size limitation
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
94 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Amazon RDS
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Native support for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
The information about the minimum SQL Server permissions required to use ApexSQL Diff can be found in the FAQs section
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
85 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Amazon RDS
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Microsoft Help Compiler
Active Scripting enabled for current zone
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
To document SQL Server Integration Services packages, corresponding version of Integration Services must be installed. Integration Services is a component that can be installed using the Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005 installer
To document SQL Server Analysis Services databases, corresponding version of Analysis Services must be installed. Analysis Services is a component that can be installed using the Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005 installer
Additional requirements are described in the Minimum user permissions required for documenting in ApexSQL Doc knowledgebase article
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
29 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 and 2005
Azure SQL Database
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 arhitecture
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
500 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Database compatibility level 90 (SQL Server 2005) or higher
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Databases secured with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) cannot be used as a source for auditing/recovery
The additional requirements are described in the ApexSQL Log - Permissions and requirements knowledgebase article
Hardware requirements Quad-core 3.0 GHz CPU (the specification considers monitoring of 5 SQL Server instances with medium to high activity)
4 GB memory
30 GB disk space (for 7 days data retention policy - this is an average requirement based on real word use cases, but this could further vary depending on the monitoring instances state/activity)
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Central instance requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or greater
Native support for the x64 architecture
Microsoft SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository, due to the database size limitation
The additional requirements are described in the ApexSQL Monitor - Permissions and requirements knowledgebase article
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
49 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Amazon RDS
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
500 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Database compatibility level 90 (SQL Server 2005) or higher
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for the x64 architecture
Databases secured with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) cannot be used as a source for auditing/recovery
The additional requirements are described in the ApexSQL Recover - Permissions and requirements knowledgebase article
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
60 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
Visual Studio 2017 RC, 2015, 2013, 2012, or 2010
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
500 MB disk space (this requirement depends on the size of the database backups being restored and the information within)
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Supports backups taken on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and above
Native support for the x64 architecture
The additional requirements are described in the ApexSQL Restore - Permissions and requirements knowledgebase article
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
47 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note Native support for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
50 MB disk space (depends on the number of linked databases)
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Amazon RDS
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, 2012, or 2008
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2003 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Note Native support for Git, Mercurial, Subversion, Perforce and Team Foundation Server
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
100 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Azure SQL Database
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Hardware requirements Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
50 MB disk space
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2016, 2014, or 2012
You can use full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio 2016 for free. Click here
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and above
Required Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
Note The most recent version of tSQLt can be found on this link