Initialize or upgrade the AppDB databases without reinstalling AppDB

Created by: Brendan Bone
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How can I initialize or upgrade the AppDB databases without uninstalling and reinstalling AppDB?



  1. Navigate to the AppDB installation folder (typically "C:\Program Files (x86)\AccessData\eDiscovery\Database Utility")
  2. Open "eDiscoDbUtil.exe.config" in a text editor
  3. Edit the line <add key="DbServer" value="localhost"/> to have your SQL server name instead of "localhost"
  4. Save the modified file
  5. Run eDiscoDbUtil.exe as Administrator



Typically, the scripts in the AppDB installer are only executed during initial setup.  These steps allow you to execute the AppDB scripts post-installation, which could be helpful while troubleshooting database errors.

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