Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Installing OpenManage Essentials on a domain controller with a local database

Before you begin installing OpenManage Essentials on a domain controller, ensure that you are logged in to the domain controller with administrator rights.
To install OpenManage Essentials on a domain controller with a local database:
  1. Extract the OpenManage Essentials installation package.
  2. Double-click the Autorun.exe file available within the folder where you extracted the installation package. The OpenManage Install window is displayed.
  3. Select Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials and click Install. The OpenManage Essentials Prerequisites window is displayed.
    • NOTE: If SQL Server is not already installed on the domain controller, the Prerequisites window displays a warning message with a link that allows you to install SQL Express on the domain controller (local) with an OpenManage Essentials-specific SQLEXPRESSOME database instance.
  4. In the Prerequisites window, click the link to install SQL Express on the domain controller.
  5. Create a domain service account required to run SQL Server on the domain controller. See Creating a Domain Service Account .
  6. Configure the SQLEXPRESSOME instance to run using the domain service account. See Configuring the Database Instance .
  7. Click Install Essentials on the Prerequisites window, and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation of OpenManage Essentials.
After the installation of OpenManage Essentials is completed, add the logged in administrator to the OMEAdministrators user group. See Adding Users to the OpenManage Essentials User Groups .

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