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Install a licensed copy of SolarWinds SRM

Created by Nigel, last modified by Nigel on Mar 14, 2017

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Use this procedure to install a production copy of the SolarWinds Orion Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) on Windows.

Before you begin


  1. Obtain a copy of the software and your activation key from the SolarWinds Customer Portal. The activation key limits your use based on the number of seats you purchased.
  2. Log in as an administrator to the server on which you are installing SRM.
  3. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file.
  4. Run SolarWinds-SRM-<version>-Full.exe.
    The required files are extracted and the Install wizard for the Orion Storage Monitor displayed.
  5. Select your preferred language.
  6. If the wizard detects that Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is not installed, select the recommended option to continue and install IIS automatically.
  7. If the wizard detects that the Microsoft .Net framework is not installed, select the recommended option to continue and install it automatically.
  8. Accept the terms of the license agreement.
  9. Accept the default directory, or click Browse and select a installation directory.
  10. Choose whether to install using Express Install or Advanced Install:
    Option Actions
    You do not already have a SQL server you want to use with SRM.

    Choose Express Install.

    This installs Microsoft SQL.

    You have a SQL server you want to use.

    Choose Advanced Install.

    The Configuration wizard prompts you for the location of your SQL server. It also prompts you to install the website and services needed by SRM. You should ensure you have a SQL server installed before using this option.

  11. Click Finish when the Setup wizard is completed.

    The Software License Key window is displayed. Click Enter Licensing Information, and complete the following procedure to license SRM:

    option actions
    You have access to the internet.
    1. Select I have internet access and an activation key.
    2. Enter your Activation Key.
    3. Click Next.
    You are using a proxy server to access the internet.
    1. Check I access the internet through a proxy server.
    2. Enter the Proxy address and Port.
    You do not have access to the internet from your designated SRM server.
    1. Select This server does not have internet access.
    2. Click Next.
    3. Complete the steps shown.
  12. If you selected Express Install in step 10, the SolarWinds Orion login page is displayed in a new browser window.

    By default, you can log in with the user name admin and no password until you change your account.

  13. If you selected Advanced Install, the Configuration wizard loads. Continue to Configure an existing database and server for SRM for instructions.
  • If your license includes additional polling engines, refer to install an additional polling engine. Install the additional polling engine after installing SolarWinds SRM on the main polling engine.
  • If your license includes an additional web server, refer to install an additional web server. Install the additional web server after installing SolarWinds SRM on the main polling engine.
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