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Configuring the SIX Server



The SIX Server Configuration Wizard (SCW) has two options, Express (recommended) and Custom. The Express configuration option will automatically install SQL Server 2005 Express and create the default instance DTOOLSSIX. If you are on a Windows 8 or Server 2012 machine, SQL Server 2012 Express will be installed. We recommend this option as it makes things much easier to troubleshoot should you have any issues.


The Custom configuration option allows you to configure the SIX Server to point to an existing SQL instance on your network.

Express Configuration






When the SCW opens, click the Express button:




You will be shown a summary of the default settings, including the built-in Admin user information. Click Next.




SQL Server 2005 Express will download and install. When finished, click the Finish button:




Custom Configuration



When the SCW opens, click the Custom button:


SCW screen 1.jpg


Click the "Install to an existing SQL Server" box and then enter the path to your custom instance of SQL. The format required here is MACHINENAME\SQLSERVERNAME. In the example below, the Machine Name = SENOSLAPTOP and the custom SQL Server instance = CUSTOMSQLNAME.


If you have sufficient Windows permissions you can leave "Windows Authentication" selected. If not, you will need to choose "SQL Server Authentication" and enter your SQL User Name and Password. Click Next.




On this step you can choose a different port than the default one of "9010", you can also change the default path for the SIX Server folder. Click Next.




On this step you can change the default Username and Password for the Administrator user that will be created for your initial login. Click Next.




The next page shows a summary of your selections, click Next:




When finished, click Finish:


SCW screen finish.jpg

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