Acctivate utilizes the Microsoft SQL Server database engine. Microsoft has a free utility to manage SQL Server databases. This utility is called the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. This software is not necessary for running Acctivate, but is useful for performing maintenance on SQL Server databases.
Starting with Acctivate 7.3, the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (Express) software is no longer included in the Acctivate installer. One of the required components does not include a “redistributable” license.
You can download and install the software directly from Microsoft using the link below: