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Tools for Security and Compliance ApexSQL Security and Compliance Toolkit for SQL Server
Tools for DBAs and Operations Engineers ApexSQL Operations Toolkit for SQL Server
Tools for SQL Server Professionals ApexSQL Fundamentals Toolkit for SQL Server
Tools for Developers and DevOps Engineers ApexSQL DevOps Toolkit for SQL Server
Tools for MySQL Professionals ApexSQL Fundamentals Toolkit for MySQL Server
Spotlight Cloud hosted SQL Server monitoring and diagnostics
LiteSpeed High-speed SQL Server backup, compression and restore
 

System requirements

Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4GB memory
121 MB disk space [6]
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 Quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU
8GB memory
1GB disk space [6] (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 and 60408 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
133 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
108 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
104 MB disk space [6]
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
205 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
156 MB disk space [6]
MySQL Server MySQL Server 5.6 and higher [1]
MariaDB Server 10.1 and higher [1]
Azure Database for MySQL [1]
Azure Database for MariaDB [1]
Amazon RDS for MySQL [1]
Amazon RDS for MariaDB [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
Hardware Dual Core 1.6 GHz CPU
1 GB memory
279 MB disk space
Server MySQL Server 5.6 and higher [1]
MariaDB Server 10.1 and higher  [1]
Azure Database for MySQL [1]
Azure Database for MariaDB [1]
Amazon RDS for MySQL [1]
Amazon RDS for MariaDB [1]
Amazon Aurora for MySQL [1]
Add-in integration Visual Studio Code 1.52 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 and higher [1]
OS X Yosemite (10.10) and higher [1]
Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 and higher [1]
Debian 7 and higher [1]
CentOS 7 and higher [1]
Fedora 23 and higher [1]
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
83 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
133 MB disk space [6]
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 2020 R3 [3]
ApexSQL Data Diff 2019 R3 [3]
ApexSQL Diff 2021 [3]
ApexSQL Doc 2019 [3]
ApexSQL Enforce 2019 R2 [3]
ApexSQL Generate 2020 R3 [3]
ApexSQL Mask 2020 R2 [3]
ApexSQL Refactor 2020 R4 [3]
ApexSQL Script 2020 R2 [3]
ApexSQL Unit Test 2019 R2 [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 5.5 MB disk space
Software TFS 2015 Update 2 or higher, Azure DevOps Services
Bamboo plug-in
Hardware 5.4 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 550 KB disk space
Software PowerShell 5.0
NuGet 3.5.0 or higher
TeamCity plug-in
Hardware 16.8 MB disk space
Software TeamCity 10.0 or higher
Web dashboard
Hardware 341 MB disk space [6]
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
249 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
155 MB disk space [6]
MySQL Server MySQL Server 5.6 and higher [1]
MariaDB Server 10.1 and higher [1]
Azure Database for MySQL [1]
Azure Database for MariaDB [1]
Amazon RDS for MySQL [1]
Amazon RDS for MariaDB [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
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory (RAM memory requirements may increase when documenting large quantities of SSIS packages, databases, etc.)
138 MB disk space [6]
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]
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
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
4 GB memory
149 MB disk space [6]
MySQL Server MySQL Server 8.0 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Software .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
Active Scripting enabled for current zone
Permissions and additional requirements Windows user account with administrative privileges

See Minimum permissions required to install and use ApexSQL products
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
114 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
113 MB disk space [6]
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
136 MB disk space [6]
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
4 GB memory
305 MB disk space [6]
SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and higher [1]
OS Windows 7 SP1/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher [1]
Port TCP ports 8285, 8286, 8288 on all SQL Server instances
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 ApexSQL Manage – Permissions and requirements

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB memory
164 MB disk space [6]
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
193 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
100 MB disk space [6]
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
3 GB memory
162 MB disk space [6]
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
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
91 MB disk space [6]
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
173 MB disk space [6]
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
244 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 Minimal SQL Server and database permissions in database source control

See Minimal permissions for Azure SQL Database in database source control

See Minimal permissions for Amazon RDS in database source control

See Remote access for SQL Server instance
Hardware Dual Core 2.0 GHz CPU
4 GB memory
63.1 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]
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

[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

[6] Additional 49 MB of disk space is required in case that ApexSQL Updater is not pre-installed on the machine

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