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How do I install and configure PBRS to use my existing database server?

The first time you open PBRS, you will need to configure the PBRS database. This article describes how to configure PBRS to use your existing database instead of installing its own.

Use My Existing Database Server

You will need to have your SQL Server name and a SQL Server account (username and password) which have read/write/create permissions.
PBRS: Database Configuration Wizard
  • Open PBRS
Open PBRS in your server
  • You should now see a Database Configuration Wizard pop up. Click Next.
PBRS Database Configuration Wizard
  • Select Use my existing database server and click on the Next.
PBRS Database Configuration Wizard

Enter the details of your SQL Server, check the option Create Database (existing database will be dropped) and enter the credentials of your SQL Server account. Click Test. Once PBRS can successfully connect to your SQL Server, click Next. 

PBRS Database Configuration Wizard
The SQL Server credentials must have permissions to read/write/create.
  • Click OK.
PBRS Database Configuration Wizard
  • The database is now being created within your own database server.
PBRS Database Configuration Wizard
  • Click Finish when the process is complete.
PBRS Database Configuration Wizard
  • PBRS is now configured to store the scheduling information in a database on your server.