Step 3: Installation and Configuration of SQL

After you have verified that IIS and .net have been configured on your server, you will need to install SQL. This is an optional step that can be skipped if you have a separate SQL instance that you will be using for your Recast Management Server Database.

NOTE: SQLExpress is not supported outside of a Proof-Of-Concept installation of the Recast Management Server, but is allowed as a temporary database during the Proof-Of-Concept. It is being used here for demonstration purposes. Installation and Configuration of a Licensed version of SQL will be similar.


  1. You can download SQLExpress from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Download/details.aspx?id=101064 When you begin installation, you will be presented with the installation type screen. Select Basic installation.
  2. Accept the SQL Server License Terms    
  3. Choose install location and click “Install” 
  4. Your install will complete. After installation is completed it is recommended that you install the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). The download is also located here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/download-sql-server-management-studio-ssms?view=sql-server-ver15 
  5. After installation is completed, open SQL Server Configuration Manager to change the network configuration 
  6. Select SQL Server Network Configuration and double click on Protocols for SQL Express 
  7. Select TCP/IP (we need to change it to Enabled)  
  8. Change “Enabled” to “Yes”  
  9. Select “IP Addresses” tab at the top and scroll to the bottom where it says “IPAll”  
  10. Add port 1433 as the TCP Port (this is the standard port for SQL)  
  11. Note you will need to stop and restart the service for changes to take effect  
  12. You can accomplish this by returning to the front page of the SQL Server Configuration Manager and right clicking on the running SQL server instance. Select Restart. 
  13. Installation is completed, you are now ready to install the Recast Management Server (Step 4)