Before installing the App Control Server, ensure that:

  • The server on which you will install it meets the requirements in the ServerOperating Environment Requirements for this App Control server release.

  • IIS is installed and configured as described in the Server Operating Environment Requirements for this release.

  • SQL Server is installed according to the requirements in the Operating Environment Requirements for this App Control server release.

  • If you are running AppLocker on the system where the App Control Server will be installed, you have either temporarily disabled it or made sure it uses only default rules.

    • Install SQL First -- SQL Server must be installed before you install the App Control Server. See the separate Operating Environment Requirements document for information about supported versions and configuration of SQL Server. Have the SQL Server location, instance (if any), and login information available during App Control Server installation.

    • Authentication -- During installation, you will have a choice to use Windows authentication or SQL authentication to configure access to the SQL Server by the App Control Server. Carbon Black strongly encourages using a specific Windows Domain account for installing and logging in to the App Control Server, and using Windows authentication for database access. For either authentication method, the account you use to access the database must be added to SQL Server with “sysadmin” checked in the Server Roles.

      For two-tier installations, you will need to enter a second set of credentials for console and API access that preferably do NOT have the sysadmin role.

If you use dedicated SQL Server hardware, the App Control Server installer also installs the required SQL Server drivers locally on the App Control Server machine. The drivers installed are from SQL Server 2008 R2 and should be able to communicate with the any of the supported SQL Server versions listed in the Server Operating Environment Requirements.