Install SQL Server

Note: This installation guide is based on SQL Server 2017.

Download the desired version of SQL Server (for example, the Standard version from the Express version cannot be used because it lacks the data warehouse function used by AR IMIS

Select the manual configuration option in order to fine tune the installation process.

SQL Server installation home page

Click ‘New SQL Server stand-alone new installation or add feature to an existing installation’ (SQL Server installation home page)


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License Terms

Accept license terms, after read and submit to your lawyer for verification, click Next

Setup Role

Choose the first selection which does new installation of features (SQL Role page)


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Features selection

Select feature, that will give the capability to work with normal Database engine along SQL Server Data Tools (Analysis, Integration, Reporting services) (SQL features page)


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Instance Configuration

Choose named instance, to enable working on custom feature, the default name will be SQLSERVER

Server Configuration

Configure service upon computer startup. Change SQL Server Agent to Automatic (SQL Configuration page)


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Database Configuration

Authentication mode choose Mixed mode, where you will have two selection when login into the server, type the password and click ‘Add Current user’ button to add local administrator account of a computer, ‘Add’ mean you add activate directory user account (locally or connected) (SQL Engine Configuration page)


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Analysis Services Configuration

Server Mode choose ‘Multidimensional and Data Mining Mode’ due to facts that;

Grant data access permissions

As previously noted, you will need to grant permissions on the Analysis Services instance. Each database object will have roles that provide a given level of permissions (read or read/write), and each role will have members consisting of Windows user identities. To set permissions, you can use SQL Server Management Studio. Under the DatabaseRoles folder, you can

  • Create roles,
  • Specify database permissions,
  • Assign membership to Windows user or group accounts,
  • Grant read or write permissions on specific objects.

Typically, Read permissions on a cube are sufficient for client connections that use, but do not update, model data. Role assignment varies depending on how you configured authentication.