Install SOHODOX DB Engine utility

            When you install SOHODOX, it creates and uses a basic database engine. This keeps the SOHODOX installation simple and lets you quickly try SOHODOX.

            However, for a speedier and more stable user experience, we highly recommend that you download and run the SOHODOX DB Engine Installer which upgrades the database engine.

            The utility is simple to use. It is completely automatic and requires almost no manual steps or configuration. Here are the steps…

            1. Download the SOHODOX DB Engine utility from the link below...

              For Windows 64 bit:

              For Windows 32 bit:

            2. Run the 'sdx-db-engine-package-sqle-x64.exe' or ‘'sdx-db-engine-package-sqle-x86.exe' file. The 'Sohodox DB Engine Installer' will be launched.
            3. Enter your email id and click the Start button.

            If installation succeeds…

            You will see a message which says “DB Conversion completed successfully”.

            If installation fails…

            If the installation fails, please click OK to send us the log files to investigate the issue.

            If installation prompts for restart after installing the DB…

            You will need to proceed with restarting the machine. After restarting, the Sohodox DB installer will automatically be launched and you will be prompted whether you want to proceed with the conversion. Click Yes to proceed.

            That is it! If you hit any problem, simply drop an email to
            Technical Details
            Read this section only if you need more technical details about the SOHODOX database…

            • A new installation of SOHODOX sets up a MS Access based database (you do not need MS Access installed on the machine). Though this simplifies SOHODOX installation, SOHODOX works best with MS SQL Server Express Edition. The Sohodox DB Engine Installer installs MS SQL Server Express Edition 2014 and converts the SOHODOX DB.
            • If you have an existing installation of MS SQL Server Express Edition (2008, 2012 or 2014) you can configure SOHODOX to work with that as well. Contact us at to find out how.
            Updated: 26 Jan 2017 03:39 PM
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