Documentation forAccess Rights Manager

Install ARM

Use this section to install ARM on a dedicated server in a Production environment.

If you are evaluating ARM, you can download a free trial version from the ARM website. The trial version provides unlimited access to all product features for 30 days.

See the following sections to plan your installation.

Before you begin

Download the installer

The ARM installer is an all-in-one installation package that installs the ARM components.

If you are installing a trial version, download it from

If you are installing a production version, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

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

  2. Enter your login credentials, and then click Log In.
  3. Click Downloads > Download Product.
  4. Click the Products drop-down menu and select Access Rights Manager (ARM).
  5. Click the Licenses drop-down menu and select your license type.
  6. In the Access Rights Manager (ARM) row, click the Product version drop-down menu and select the targeted ARM version.
  7. Click Download.
  8. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete the download.
  9. Copy the ARM Setup.exe file into a local folder. Do not use a network folder.
  10. Unzip the installer file using a file archiving utility (such as 7-Zip).

Run the installer

  1. Right-click the installer and select Run as administrator.

    The setup language is automatically selected to match the language of your operating system. If French or German are not detected, the setup selects English by default.
  2. Select the installation type, and then click Next.

    Installation Type Description
    Express Installation

    Installs an Evaluation installation with SQL Server Express Edition valid for 30 days.

    This installation type should only be used in a testing environment or a temporary situation in environments with up to 1,000 users and minimal logging.

    Advanced Installation

    Installs a full installation that requires an SQL Server instance and a license.

    Select Advanced Installation if you want to:

    • Use an existing SQL Server instance

    • Install additional collectors/FS Logga for Windows file servers

    • Install the ARM Web Components on a separate server (not recommended)

    • Provide ARM applications to users

  3. Select an installation type, and then click Next.

    For a Production installation, select Full Installation (recommended) to install all necessary ARM components. Select Custom installation if you want to select the individual components to install.

  4. If you agree with the SolarWinds End User License Agreement (EULA), select I accept, and then click Next.

  5. In the Install Report window under Confirmation Required, click the SolarWinds security recommendations link and review the recommendations. After you finish the review, select the checkbox to confirm.

  6. Review the system check results, and then click Next.

    During the installation, ARM Setup automatically checks for any missing required components.

    If any required components are missing and cannot be downloaded from the Internet and installed during the installation (for example, Microsoft .NET 4.8 or higher), the Install Report displays a warning message. The installation will not continue.

    If all required components are installed, the installer displays a message stating that the setup was successful.

  7. Click Launch Web Configuration and follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation and launch ARM Configuration.

Next steps

See the ARM Getting Started Guide. This guide walks you through the basic configuration steps including logging in, setting up your first Active Directory and file system scans, and activating your license.

You can provide user access to ARM applications (GUIs) as needed.