DBA xPress System Requirements

Update:  SolarWinds DBA xPress is now a FREE tool. In versions 2021.8 and later it is a standalone product and no longer requires a license.

Download:  See the DBA xPress product page to learn more.

Hardware Requirements

The following memory and processor requirements apply to all editions of DBA xPress:

ComponentMinimum RequirementRecommended Requirement
Memory 4 GBAt least 8 GB
Processor Speed1.4 GHz2.0 GHz or faster
Processor TypeNot ApplicableAny x64 Processor

Note:  Hardware requirements can vary based on workloads and other processes.

Software Requirements

  • SQL Server Integration Services 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 or SSDT 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 (SQL Server Data Tools)
  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0
  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.5 (2017 Providers only)
  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86

The following operating systems are supported by the SentryOne Workbench:

 64-bit (x64) Operating Systems32-bit (x86) Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003 (at least Service Pack 2) *Windows XP (at least Service Pack 3) *
Windows Vista (at least Service Pack 2)Windows Server 2003 (at least Service Pack 3) *
Windows Server 2008 R2Windows Vista (at least Service Pack 2)
Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2016Windows Server 2012
Windows 7Windows 7
Windows 8Windows 8
Windows 10Windows 10

Important:  Windows XP and Server 2003 have been deprecated from full support. Any issues encountered on either Windows XP or Server 2003 must be reproducible on newer versions of Windows to be eligible for support.

DBA xPress Required Permissions

The following permissions are required to use the listed features of DBA xPress:

TechnologiesRequired Permissions
Data Inspector, Data Space Analyzer, Data Surf, Object Browser, Schema Surf

Each object being manipulated:
  • db_datareader
  • db_datawriter
Schema Inspector, Schema Inspector Snapshot Tool

Each object being manipulated:
  • db_owner