This documentation refers to PhraseExpress v17 beta. The documentation for the production version 16 is available here.


Enable Auto-Search, if you wish the client to find a SQL Server in the network automatically. Make sure that the PhraseExpress SQL Client Manager is running in the background.

Change network ports only if they are used by another program in your network.

Proxy servers

If you use a proxy server, you can configure it here.

This setting also affects the online software update check and the registration of license keys.

Software update check

PhraseExpress can optionally check for updates and major new versions:


Disables the automatic update check.

This setting is not recommended as you will not be informed about newer versions and important bug fixes! We provide technical support for the latest software version only.

You will be informed about important updates that may fix critical bugs.

Important updates are released in the rare event that they are absolutely required to prevent data loss or malfunction.

This setting is recommended for companies with a conservative update policy.

Please choose this setting if you always want to have the very latest version, including minor improvements

Such minor updates are not essentially necessary but may include nice to have new features and may fix minor bugs that are not critical.

Only choose this setting if you expect a customization provided by us or if we instructed you to configure this option for technical support purposes.

Normal users should not activate this option as you may get an update that may not work in your environment or that may be erroneous.

Experimental updates have no use or benefit for normal users.

This setting informs you about the availability of beta versions

This option may not always be present.

You also get notifications about important updates, even if you have selected the setting minor updates.

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