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The install is You do not have to install SQL Traffic Accelerator on all clients, but only clients that have SQL Traffic Accelerator installed experience a performance improvement. Note that clients with SQL Traffic Accelerator can connect to non-SQL Traffic Accelerator servers.

Install SQL Traffic Accelerator on your computer or workstation. The installation steps are the same for both server and client. Simply run the

To install SQL Traffic Accelerator:

  1. Review the product requirements.
  2. Log in to the target computer using an account that has administrator permissions.
  3. Download SQL Traffic Administrator.
  4. Run the SQLTrafficAccelerator.msi file


  1. . The system displays the SQL Traffic Accelerator wizard.
  2. Complete the installation wizard. The package installs the following files on the system:
    • ipnitro.sys
    • NitroClient.dll
    • NitroDiag.exe
    • NitroMgr.exe – The SQL Traffic Accelerator Control Console
    • NitroPrfInfo.dll
    • NitroWatch.exe – The SQL Traffic Accelerator service that enables TDS compression and optimization
      • IderaTrafficManager.exe (on 32-bit) or IderaTrafficManager64.exe (on 64-bit)
      • IderaTrafficWatch.exe (on 32-bit) or IderaTrafficWatch64.exe (on 64-bit)
      • SQLTraffic.sys (on 32-bit) or SQLTraffic64.sys (on 64-bit)
      • SQLTrafficClient.dll (on 32-bit) or SQLTrafficClient64.dll (on 64-bit)
      • SQLTrafficPerformance.h
      • SQLTrafficPerformance.ini
      • SQLTrafficPrfInfo.dll (on 32-bit) or SQLTrafficPrfInfo64.dll (on 64-bit)
      • Idera license agreements
    1. Once the wizard is complete, you must restart your SQL Server and client applications.


    To manually deploy SQL Traffic Accelerator, these files can be copied :

    1. Copy the previously-mentioned files to the target server and clients.
    2. Use the following commands to manually register and then start the SQL Traffic Accelerator


    1. Service:
      nitrowatch -
      • on 32-bit: ideratrafficwatch -i
    • nitrowatch -s


      • or on 64-bit: ideratrafficwatch64 -i
      • on 32-bit: ideratrafficwatch -s
        or on 64-bit: ideratrafficwatch64 -s

    Silent install

    Alternatively, you can use the Microsoft Installer in silent or quiet mode to simplify deployment. Run For more information about performing a silent installation, run msiexec -? to access the microsoft Microsoft installer command line documentation. Note that not all clients must have SQL Traffic Accelerator installed, but only clients that have SQL Traffic Accelerator will see a performance improvement. Also, clients that have SQL Traffic Accelerator installed will still be able to connect to non-SQL Traffic Accelerator servers.

    Terminal services install

    When installing under terminal services it is important to ensure that you:

    • Connect under administration mode
    • Connect to the Console (session 0). To do this use the following command line:
      mstsc -v:servername /F –console


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