I am wanting to install Engineer's Toolset on a Win7 machine and require the items to be installed on the machine to be as few as possible. Specifically needing to avoid any SQL components due so that security hardening efforts for the Win7 machine (DISA STIG) will be kept rather simple. Can whatever toolset database requirements be met by pointing it to the same SQL DB server that the NPM uses? Does the installation wizard offer this flexibility?
Toolset tools use only Access databases so you will not be able to point to the same database as NPM. However, since they only use Access databases (MDB) files they should not violate your hardening practices.