Managing the Administration Database

The Administration database (MSCS_Admin) is a SQL Server database that centrally stores the configuration data for all the resources on your Commerce Server computers. Commerce Server creates this database automatically when you run the Commerce Server Configuration Wizard. During configuration you specify the computer that is running SQL Server for the administration database.

When you install Commerce Server on additional computers, you reference the same Administration database that the installation wizard created by using the first Commerce Server computer. By setting up all the computers to reference this central database, you can manage all the Commerce Server computers from a central console.

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