There are instances where local IT policies prevent the TapRooT® installer from completing the SQL Server 2008 R2 installation and you need to manually install the SQL database that the software uses to store investigations.

Steps to install:

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\SII\TapRooTv5\bin and double-click the installer file to launch the installation process.


On the initial set up screen, select New Installation.


Accept the license agreement and press [Next]


Press [Select All] and press [Next] to continue the installation process.


On the Instance Configuration screen, select Named Instance and type in TAPROOTV5. Press [Next] to continue.


Use the default settings on the Server Configuration screen and press [Next]

The instance authentication needs to be set to Mixed Mode and the password is SQL3xpre$$TapRooTV5  Press [Next] to proceed.


The final step is to extract run the file located here which will configure the TapRooT database.

You can now open the TapRooT software.