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AIX stand-alone: Install SQL Server

Complete the following prerequisites:

The following section provides instructions for installing SQL Server for use with IBM WAS and WebSphere Portal.

  1. Install SQL Server and all required patches.

  2. Select the Mixed Mode (Windows Authentication and SQL Server Authentication) authentication mode for this installation.

    Mixed Mode authentication allows either a Windows user or an SQL Server user, or both, to log in to the SQL Server; however, WebSphere Portal requires the user to be an SQL Server user.

  3. In the SQL Server Set up panel...

      Components to Install

    ...select the following components, which are required services for WebSphere Portal:

    • SQL Server Database Services

  4. Complete the installation using SQL Server documentation as a guide.

  5. Enable TCP/IP connectivity in the SQL Server Configuration Manager.

  6. Install the JDBC driver using Microsoft SQL Server JDBC drivers and enabling XA connections:

    1. Download and install the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC driver; see Microsoft Download Center for information.

    2. Copy file sqljdbc_xa.dll from the xa subdirectory to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqljdbc_xa.dll directory of the SQL Server installation.

    3. Start the database server.

    4. Ensure that the Distributed Transaction Coordinator has been started. The status can be verified in the list of services in the Computer Management console.

    5. Start the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the local database engine as the system administrator, sa.

    6. Select File > Open > File and select xa_install.sql from the subdirectory of the downloaded and extracted JDBC driver.

    7. Execute the script by selecting Query > Execute.

      Any warnings that appear in the messages section of the application window that say that stored procedures cannot be found can be safely ignored.

    8. For Microsoft SQL Server JDBC drivers: If we are running Windows XP SP2, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, or Windows Server 2003, refer to the Registry Entries Are Required for XA Transaction Support document for information on a new security constraint and how to set SQL Server on Windows XP SP2, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, or Windows Server 2003.

      Create a additional value in the Windows registry for WebSphere Portal by following these steps:

      1. Open theWindows Registry Editor (regedit) and navigate to the element HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSDTC\XADLL

      2. From the menu bar, select Edit > New > String Value to create a new parameter named sqljdbc_xa.dll is that element.

      3. Change the value of the new parameter to the location of the sqljdbc_xa.dll file copied in the previous substep, for example: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqljdbc_xa.dll

  7. Start SQL Server.

Parent: AIX stand-alone: Set up a SQL Server database
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