SmarterTrack 12.x Help

Setting Up the Database

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SmarterTrack needs a database to store data. SmarterTools customers using an installed version of the software can run SmarterTrack with any of the database servers listed below. Note: SmarterTrack will only prompt you to automatically create a database if it does not already exist and you are connecting to a Microsoft SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server (Express, Web, Standard, or Enterprise)

Microsoft SQL Server is the recommended database to use for SmarterTrack. Express Edition is available at no cost and will support the vast majority of SmarterTrack customers. For those needing advanced services or large amounts of database storage, Web, Standard or Enterprise Editions are recommended. For best performance, it is recommended to use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later. If possible, use of 64-bit is also recommended.

For more information or to download SQL Server, please see:

For best results, when downloading and installing SQL Server, choose the Database With Tools download and install Management Studio Express with the database.

For step-by-step instructions and more information regarding the database backend, please refer to the KB articles Set Up the SmarterTrack Database on a Dedicated Server or Set Up the Database for Shared Hosting.