How to Create a New Protect Database or Change Existing Database Link

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    Purpose

     

    This provides the steps to create a new database or point to a different SQL Server or database for Shavlik Protect and Ivanti Patch for Windows.

     

    Directions

     

         1. Close the Shavlik Protect or Ivanti Patch for Windows Server program, if open.

         2. To Create a new Protect Database navigate to All Program > Ivanti Patch for Windows or Shavlik Protect > Database Setup Tool.

     

    Note:

    If you choose to use Protect for the database name it will overwrite your current database and all information will be lost. We highly recommend you make a backup of your database before making any changes.

    How To: Backup a Database

     

     

    When you first open the database set up tool it will be pointing to your current Database Server Instance and Database. You can then type in another database name ( like Shavlik or ProtectScans) then test the server connection.  Click Next to create the new database. Click finish.