Saving to a a remote SQL Server

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Jun 23, 2008 at 6:22 AM
I have been trialling Polymon on a couple of networked computers in the same domain and it works well.
I would like to be able to monitor computers on a number of different networks in different domains.  In order to do this, I would need to be able to attach Polymon to a remote SQL Database, not in the same domain.  Can this be done?
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Jun 24, 2008 at 1:55 AM
I believe so. Eitther you rely on Kerberos and establish trusts between the domains (using integrated security), or you should be able to use SQL authentication.
Keep in mind though that the way PolyMon works, the windows service that "pulls" monitor information does have to live in a domain and that in most cases you cannot monitor machines across multiple domains (but the datbase itself should be able to exist in a different domain).
You may have better luck for cross domain monitoring using PowerShell - not sure though.