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Install Extended Events Manager

Finebuild can install and configure Extended Events Manager as part of the SQL Server install process.
If you do not want to include Extended Events Manager in your FineBuild install, then do not download it.

Extended Events Manager was produced by Jonathan Kehayias et al. SQL Server Extended Events are a powerful way of troubleshooting problems with SQL Server 2008 and above. Extended Events Manager was chosen to be included in FineBuild because it simplifies creating and viewing metadata for Extended Events Sessions in SQL Server.

Extended Events Manager home page
Extended Events Manager download
Extended Events introduction
Extended Events tutorial

Extended Events Manager can only be installed on SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

FineBuild Extended Events Manager Install

Automated silent installation of Extended Events Manager is performed by Process Id 4TB and is controlled by the parameters below:

Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008 R2 SQL2012 SQL2014
SetupXEvents FULL N/A Yes Yes N/A N/A
SetupSQLTools No No No No No
SetupXEvents WORKSTATION N/A Yes Yes N/A N/A
SetupSQLTools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupXEvents CLIENT N/A Yes Yes N/A N/A
SetupSQLTools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

In order to maintain compatibility with older versions of SQL FineBuild, the parameters InstXEvents and InstSQLTools can also be used.

FineBuild also uses the following parameters to help install Extended Events Manager:
Parameter Default Value Description
XEventsmsi Extended Events SSMS Addin Setup.msi Name of Extended Events Manager install file

Extended Events Manager will be installed with CLIENT and WORKSTATION builds, but not with a FULL build.
If you want to install it with a FULL build, the following parameter should be added at run time:
The FineBuild install for Extended Events Manager includes the following:

Manual Extended Events Manager Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install Extended Events Manager manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

Extended Events Manager Install

1) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on ExtendedEventsSSMSAddinSetup.msi
XEvents Explorer.png
2) The Welcome window is displayed. Click Next to continue.
XEvents Welcome.png
3) The Select Installation Folder window is displayed. Click on Everyone, then click Next to continue.
XEvents Location.png
4) The Confirm Installation window is displayed. Click Next to continue.
XEvents Ready.png
5) After the installation has completed, the Installation Complete window is displayed. Click Close to exit.
XEvents Complete.png

First Use Tip

Extended Events Manager will start automatically when you start SQL Server Management Studio.

1) The first time Extended Events Manager is used, right-click in the Title bar and select Tabbed Document. This will improve the visual integration with SSMS.
XEvents FirstUse.png
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