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System requirements

Hardware 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 SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Central instance requires SQL Server 2008 or higher [1]
Permissions and additional requirements 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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements sysadmin SQL Server role

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
69 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
520 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
PowerShell 5.0
Note The number of ApexSQL tools required is based on how extensive a CI/CD workflow pipeline is and how many steps it includes

The minimum required version of each tool:
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3GB memory
26 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
2 GB memory
75 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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
100 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
92 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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role on the source and the destination SQL instances, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL (on the destination database only)
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
54 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
200 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements sysadmin SQL Server role

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
94 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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role on the source and the destination SQL instances, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL (on the destination database only)
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
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]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Help Compiler
Active Scripting enabled for current zone
Permissions and additional requirements

To document SQL Server Integration Services packages, the corresponding version of Integration Services must be installed locally

To document SQL Server Analysis Services databases, ApexSQL Doc must be installed on the same server as Analysis Services

To document a SharePoint farm, ApexSQL Doc must be installed on the same server as the SharePoint farm

To document Tableau server sites from Tableau Online and Tableau Server, server administrator privileges are required

See Minimum user permissions required for documenting in ApexSQL Doc
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
29 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 [2]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Databases secured with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) cannot be used as a source for auditing/recovery
Permissions and additional requirements See ApexSQL Log- Permissions and requirements
Hardware 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 SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Edge build 14393 or higher
Chrome 50 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 50 or higher
Opera 40 or higher
Note Central instance requires SQL Server 2008 or higher [1]

SQL Server Express edition is not recommended for the central repository, due to the database size limitation
Permissions and additional requirements See ApexSQL Monitor - Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
60 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
49 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higer [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Databases secured with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) cannot be used as a source for auditing/recovery
Permissions and additional requirements See ApexSQL Recover - Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
60 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
Visual Studio 2010 and higher [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • CONTROL
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
47 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher  [1]
Azure SQL Database [1]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and Team Foundation Server
Permissions and additional requirements public SQL Server role, with the following permissions:
  • CONNECT
  • SELECT
  • VIEW DEFINITION
See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
50 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 Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note Source control integration available for Git, Mercurial, Subversion, Perforce and Team Foundation Server
Permissions and additional requirements See Permissions in ApexSQL Source Control
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]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Permissions and additional requirements See ApexSQL Trigger and ApexSQL Trigger Viewer – Permissions and requirements
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
50 MB disk space
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
Add-in integration SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and higher [2]
OS Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher [1]
Required .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
Note The most recent version of tSQLt can be found on this link
Permissions and additional requirements See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products

[1] See Supported systems for exact version support

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