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System requirements

Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4GB memory
100MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU
8GB memory
1GB 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 SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Port TCP port 64561 on all SQL Server instances (configurable)
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
SQL Server 2008 or higher [1], for the Central repository database
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the Central repository database, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

Central repository database must be located on the central ApexSQL Audit instance

See ApexSQL Audit - Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
200 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
SQL Server 2008 or higher [1], for the Central repository database
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

sysadmin SQL Server role

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Quad-core 3.0 GHz CPU (the specification considers monitoring of 5 SSAS, SSIS, SSRS instances with medium to high activity)
4GB memory
3GB disk space (for 7 days data retention policy - this is an average requirement based on real world use cases, but this could further vary depending on the monitoring instances state/activity)
BI services SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and higher [1]
SQL Server Integration Services 2005 and higher [1]
SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 and higher [1]
Azure Analysis Services [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Ports TCP ports 139, 445 and 1433 (default SQL Server instance port) on monitored machines
TCP ports 5005 (http) and 4444 (https) on ApexSQL BI Monitor web server (configurable)
Software .NET Framework 4.7.1 or higher
SQL Server 2008 or higher [1], for Central repository database
Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Edge build 14393 or higher
Chrome 50 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 50 or higher
Opera 40 or higher
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository due to database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See ApexSQL BI Monitor – Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
123 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Azure DevOps [4], Git [5], Mercurial [5], Subversion [5] and Perforce [5]
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
2 GB memory
95 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
99 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
191 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]

Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Azure DevOps [4], Git [5], Mercurial [5], Subversion [5] and Perforce [5]
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
73 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
130 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
SQL Server 2008 or higher [1], for the Central repository database
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the Central repository database, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

sysadmin SQL Server role

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
ApexSQL Build 2018 R4 [3]
ApexSQL Data Diff 2018 R6 [3]
ApexSQL Diff 2018 R5 [3]
ApexSQL Doc 2018 R4 [3]
ApexSQL Enforce 2018 R6 [3]
ApexSQL Generate 2018 R4 [3]
ApexSQL Mask 2019 R2 [3]
ApexSQL Script 2018 R4 [3]
ApexSQL Trigger 2018 R3 [3]
ApexSQL Unit Test 2018 R4 [3]
Note The number of ApexSQL tools required is based on how extensive a CI/CD workflow pipeline is and how many steps it includes

Source control integration available for Azure DevOps [4], Git [5], Mercurial [5], Subversion [5] and Perforce [5]
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance

See How to setup image based database provisioning
Azure DevOps Server (TFS) / Azure DevOps Services plug-in
Hardware 214 KB disk space
Software TFS 2015 Update 2 or higher, Azure DevOps Services
Bamboo plug-in
Hardware 1.65 MB disk space
Software Atlassian Bamboo 6.6.3 or higher
Jenkins plug-in
Hardware 5.8 MB disk space
Software Jenkins 2.138 or higher
Octopus Deploy step templates
Hardware 32 KB disk space
Software Octopus v2018.9.11 or higher
PowerShell scripts
Hardware 500 KB disk space
Software PowerShell 5.0
NuGet 3.5.0 or higher
TeamCity plug-in
Hardware 16.3 MB disk space
Software TeamCity 10.0 or higher
Web dashboard
Hardware 164 MB disk space
Software Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Edge build 14393 or higher
Chrome 50 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 50 or higher
Opera 40 or higher
Port TCP port 5019 (http) and 4443 (https) on ApexSQL DevOps toolkit - Web Dashboard web server (configurable)
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
243 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Azure DevOps [4], Git [5], Mercurial [5], Subversion [5] and Perforce [5]
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
80 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

sysadmin SQL Server role

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
163 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
SharePoint SharePoint Server 2013 and higher
Tableau Tableau Online
Tableau Server 9 and higher
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Help Compiler
Active Scripting enabled for current zone
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See ApexSQL Doc – Permissions and requirements

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
102 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
97 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
87 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

sysadmin SQL Server role

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
500 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Port TCP ports 60408 and 65100 on all SQL Server instances and on ApexSQL Log installed machine
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Databases secured with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) cannot be used as a source for auditing/recovery
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See ApexSQL Log - Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
113 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
88 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [2]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Quad-core 3.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
10 GB disk space

Note: estimated requirement for monitoring 5 SQL Server instances with medium to high activity and 30 days data retention policy
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Basic support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Port TCP ports 139, 445 and 1433 (default SQL Server instance port) on monitored machines
TCP ports 5000 (http) and 4443 (https) on ApexSQL Monitor web server (configurable)
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
SQL Server 2008 or higher [1], for the Central repository database
Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Edge build 14393 or higher
Chrome 50 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 50 or higher
Opera 40 or higher
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the Central repository database, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See ApexSQL Monitor - Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
163 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
71 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.1 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
500 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Port TCP ports 60408 and 65100 on all SQL Server instances and on ApexSQL Recover installed machine
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Databases secured with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) cannot be used as a source for auditing/recovery
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See ApexSQL Recover - Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
85 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
167 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Azure DevOps [4], Git [5], Mercurial [5], Subversion [5] and Perforce [5]
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
147.7 MB disk space (depends on the number of linked databases)
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Azure DevOps [4], Git [5], Mercurial [5], Subversion [5] and Perforce [5]
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Permissions in ApexSQL Source Control

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
106.5 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the Central repository database, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See ApexSQL Trigger and ApexSQL Trigger Viewer – Permissions and requirements

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
56.2 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Note The most recent version of tSQLt can be found on this link
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

See Minimum SQL Server permissions for ApexSQL Developer tools

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Quad-core 3.0 GHz CPU (the specification considers monitoring of 5 hosts 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 number of monitored hosts and their state/activity)
Hypervisors Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 and higher
VMware ESXi 5.5 and higher
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Port Port 135 on monitored Microsoft Hyper-V hosts
Port 443 on monitored VMware ESXi hosts
TCP ports 5010 (http) and 4445 (https) on ApexSQL VM Monitor web server (configurable)
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
SQL Server 2008 or higher [1], for Central repository database
Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Edge build 14393 or higher
Chrome 50 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 50 or higher
Opera 40 or higher
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the Central repository database, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See ApexSQL VM Monitor – Permissions and requirements

[1] See Supported systems for exact version support

[2] You can use the latest full-featured backwards compatible SQL Server Management Studio for free. Click here

[3] The minimum required version

[4] Azure DevOps Server (TFS) [5] / Azure DevOps Services

[5] Up to the latest version

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