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When moving your CurrentWare software to a new server/PC you need to make sure you do not have both consoles connecting to the same networked database. Here are the steps to take.
Before you migrate your server, back up your existing CurrentWare database.
Before you install the new CurrentWare server we need to setup the database it will connect to, without having two databases connected at the same time. you will need Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio installed. Here is a direct link to the installer from the Microsoft Page.
It is time to perform a fresh install of the Server and Console on the new machine. Download the latest CurrentWare setup file from this link.
If you running and older version of CurrentWare it is suggested to update the old location first, or install the same version onto the new location. Contact the support team to get any older install packages at email@example.com.
There are four methods to redirect the cwClients to the new cwServer. We kept the databases separated to make it easy to redirect active clients, and if there are clients currently offline, it allows you to re-access the existing/old CurrentWare server without interrupting the new one.
Currently this feature is not available within the Web Console. You will need to open the CurrentWare Desktop Console to run a redirect. We are looking to add this feature into the Web Console in the next version update.
The desktop console can be found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\CurrentWare\cwConsole Run the cwConsole.exe to open the CurrentWare Desktop Console and run the redirect.
Note: This will only move currently “Connected” clients. Keeping the existing server separated allows us to attempt to push clients as they come online on the existing/old server.
The desktop console can be found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\CurrentWare\cwConsoleRun the cwConsole.exe to open the CurrentWare Desktop Console and run the redirect.
If your clients are not connecting to the console even after you redirected them in the previous steps, you can try to manually connect them to the server.
This is the command line that allows you to reconfigure the CurrentWare Client to connect to another CurrentWare Server. The command line can be made into a batch file. It can be run from your remote control tools. It can be made into a log on script for your group policy.
In the following example, replace “Admin” with your CurrentWare Client password and swap the IP address with your CurrentWare Server.
On 64-bit client computers:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wcsystck\cwClient.exe -p Admin -ds 192.168.1.11
On 32-bit client computers:
C:\Windows\system32\wcsystck\cwClient.exe -p Admin -ds 192.168.1.11