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Active Administrator 8.5 - Installation Guide

Installation Considerations for Active Administrator System requirements Installing and configuring Active Administrator Appendix: Active Administrator Server Manager

Port requirements

Additional requirements

User privilege requirements

To install Active Administrator®, a user must hold administrative rights on the local system and the SQL instance that will host the Active Administrator database.

Active Administrator® can restore passwords when you restore accounts that were deleted. To enable password recovery, a minor modification is made to the Schema. To be able to modify the Schema, you must use an account that is a member of the Schema Admins group.

The Domain Administrator account provides the necessary permissions for the various Active Administrator® services to operate properly.

When choosing an account, keep these requirements in mind:

NOTE: For more detailed instructions, see

On the database server, the database installation creates two local groups that control access to the audit database.


Active Administrator module requirements

For all Active Administrator® modules to operate properly, the Active Administrator Foundation service (AFS) requires an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group. However, you may want to customize access to each module for console users or the AFS account. This section details the permissions required for operation of each module and submodule.


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