SQL Inventory Manager connects to registered SQL Server instances and their host computers to collect information. The collection service requires permissions to connect and gather information using SQL and WMI connection credentials.

Depending on the level of access and actions you want SQL Inventory Manager to perform on your environment, you should check you have the following permissions in each account:

AccountActionPermissions required
Windows User Account To install SQL Inventory Manager componentsWindows Administrator permission on the Target computer

To create and access the SQL Inventory Manager repository databases

  • Create Database Rights on the target SQL Server Instance
  • Read and write privileges on the SQL Inventory Manager Repository Databases



SQL Server login account

For most SQL queries




To monitor database information

ALTER ANY DATABASE server level permission or

CREATE DATABASE in the master database

For DBCC CHECKDBsysadmin server roles
WMI accountTo access remote WMI dataAdditional rights on a group that has been given remote access


Idera suggests that you provide SQL connection credentials with "sysadmin" server roles if you want to be able to collect all information from your environment.

For more information on how to solve connection problems with WMI, click here.


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