By default the AppAssure agent detects if SQL or Exchange is installed on an agent. If SQL or Exchange is found, the agent uses the credentials provided by the core to query for metadata related to either application. Information gathered includes installation paths, database and log locations, version numbers, etc.
Windows Registry Disclaimer: Quest does not provide support for problems that arise from improper modification of the registry. The Windows registry contains information critical to your computer and applications. Make sure you back up the registry before modifying it. For more information on the Windows Registry Editor and how to back up and restore it, refer to Microsoft Article ID 256986 Windows registry information for advanced users at Microsoft Support.
NOTE: If SQL or Exchange metadata gathering is disabled, no data integrity checks may be run on the SQL or Exchange databases (attachability, mountability, checksum, etc.). Log truncation also cannot be performed when metadata gathering is disabled.