Download and install Access Rights Manager

These instructions provide installation steps for installing SolarWinds Access Rights Manager.

The ARM installer is an all-in-one installation package that you can use to install ARM's components: The ARM Server, Collector, GUI applications, and Web interface components.

You can use an existing Microsoft SQL Server instance or install Microsoft SQL Server Express during the basic configuartion.

1. Verify that all system requirements have been met for each component of your ARM installation. Check the system requirements for all ARM components.
2. Download installation files from Customer Portal
  1. Go to
  2. In the Log In tab, enter your organization's SWID and your email address.
  3. In the Latest Downloads table, click Choose Download for the installation files for your product.

If you have not yet created a SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal to create an account.

3. Run the installation file
  1. Copy the ARM setup.exe to a local folder. Do not use a network folder.
  2. Run setup.exe with administrator rights.

The setup language is automatically selected to match the language of operating system for the following languages: German, English, and French. Otherwise, English is used.

4. Select the installation type

Evaluation installation

All needed components including a SQL Server Express Edition will be installed.


Production Installation

Select Production Installation for the following reasons:

  • use of an existing SQL Server
  • install additional collectors/FS Logga for Windows file servers
  • install web components on a separate server
  • provide ARM applications to users


5. Agree to the License Terms

If you agree with the License Terms, check the box for "I agree to the License Terms", then click Install.

6. Install report

During installation, ARM setup will automatically check for missing required components.

If any required components are missing, Install Report will show you a warning message.

Installing missing components may require an internet connection.

Installation will not continue until all required components have been installed.

7. Complete the installation

When all chosen components have been installed successfully, the installation dialog will let you know that setup has been successful.

Close the dialog when you are ready and the configuration wizard will start afterwards automatically.

After installation

After you have successfully installed Access Rights Manager, check out the ARM Getting Started Guide, which will walk you through basic configuration steps, activating your license, logging in, and setting up your first Active Directory and file system scans.


You can provide the ARM applications (GUIs) to further users.