Configuring SQL Server to prepare for audit and monitoring service

After you install the SQL Server database engine and management tools, you should configure the SQL Server instance for audit and monitoring service by doing the following:

  • Depending on the version of SQL Server you install, you might need to manually enable full‑text search. For example, use SQL Server Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections to start the full-text search service.
  • Use SQL Server Configuration Manager to enable remote connections for TCP/IP.
  • Use SQL Server Configuration Manager to restart the SQL Server and SQL Server Browser services.
  • Verify whether SQL Server is using the default TCP port 1433 for network communications. If you use a different port, you should note the port number because you will need to specify in the server name when you create the management and audit store databases.