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Download SQL Azure Data Sync Agent Preview

SQL Azure Data Sync is Microsoft Windows Azure’s web service that enables you to keep some or all of your SQL Server and SQL Azure databases synchronized on a scheduled or on-demand basis.

This download is for the local Client Agent which is used by SQL Azure Data Sync to manage the synchronizations of your on-premises SQL Server databases without the need to open the firewall.


  • SQL Server 2008 CLR Types – x86 version for US-EN (1033) locale
  • SQL Server 2008 Shared Management Objects – x86 version for US-EN (1033) locale
  • .Net 4.0 Framework
    • Download for .Net 4.0 Framework (Full) can be found here.

SQL Azure Data Sync


  1. Click Download.
  2. When asked whether to Save or Run select Run.
  3. To provide the best security for your SQL Server credentials, install the SQL Azure Data Sync Client Agent in the default location.
  4. When the installation is complete return to SQL Azure Data Sync Management Portal.
  5. Select an existing on-premises agent or create a new one.
  6. Click Regenerate Agent Key to generate an agent key.
  7. Copy the agent key to your clipboard.
  8. Launch the SqlAzureDataSyncAgent application from the install location.
  9. Click Edit Agent Key.
  10. Paste the agent key in the textbox.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Register to add the on-premises SQL Server database to synchronize.
  13. View how to Create a Sync Group for information on how to create your sync groups.

Download SQL Azure Data Sync Agent Preview here.

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