Installing a server with local database

When performing a fresh installation of BigFix Server Version 9.5 Patch 7, you can either perform an evaluation installation or a production installation.

To install a BigFix server with a production license, perform the following steps:

  1. On the computer where you want to install the BigFix server, run the BigFix Server - InstallShield Wizard.
  2. Select the features that you want to install.

  3. During the server installation, select Single or Master Database as database replication.

  4. Select Use Local Database as the type of database.

  5. If no database engine is detected, an evaluation version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 will be installed. The evaluation version is valid for 180 days.

    Click Yes if you want to proceed with the evaluation version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 installation.
  6. The set up shows you the destination folder where it installs:
    1. Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 Evaluation.
    2. BigFix Server.
    3. The Web server wwwroot folder.
    4. The Web Reports wwwroot folder.
  7. Specify the type of user that will run the Web Reports services, either a custom user or the LocalSystem user.

  8. If you choose to specify a custom user, you can enter the credentials of an existing Windows user, or enter the information needed to create a new user during the installation:

  9. Review all the installation information displayed and click Next.
  10. The set up displays the installation progress.

    SQL Server 2016 SP1 requires .NET Framework 4.6.2. If BigFix Installation Generator must install SQL Server 2016 SP1, and .NET 4.6.2 is not installed yet , then it will be installed with it.

    In this case, the following dialog might seem to hang for several minutes when performing the Install_DotNet46_Cpu64_Action:

    If .NET Framework 4.6.2 is installed with SQL Server, it is normal for this installation step to take about 15 minutes.

    If you want to speed up the installation, you can install .NET 4.6.2 prior to launching the BigFix Installation Generator. You can download the .NET installer from: