How do I move the CurrentWare Server to another computer?

#1 Back up your existing cwServer Database

Before you migrate your server, back up your existing CurrentWare database.

C:\Program Files(x86)\CurrentWare\cwServer\CWNPFB.cwd

#2 Change your cwClient passwords (optional)

It is very important that you have the correct CurrentWare Client password before you move your server. Having the correct password will avoid many configuration issues during the client redirect and save you a lot of time.

For this reason, it is recommended that you change the client password from your cwConsole (you don’t need your old password to change the new password). This way, you will have the correct cwClient password during the redirect. Learn how to change your CurrentWare Client Password on this page

#3 Install the cwServer on the new computer

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

Run the CurrentWare.exe setup file on the new server to proceed with the installation

#4 Moving the cwServer Database

Once the installation is completed, copy the existing database from the old computer to the new computer. You will need to stop the CurrentWare Server service before you can overwrite the database file.

Go to start menu > run > services.msc > stop the CurrentWare Server and Firebird Server


Copy the CWNPFB.CWD file into the C:\Program Files(x86)\CurrentWare\cwServer\ folder. After the databases are put in place, start the CurrentWare Server service. Your new cwServer and console are now ready.

Version Conflict: If the CurrentWare Server service won’t start, there’s a chance that this is caused by a version conflict. Your CurrentWare database is older than the cwServer. Learn how to upgrade your CurrentWare database on this page

#5 Redirect the cwClients to the new cwServer

There are four methods to redirect the cwClients to the new cwServer

Method 1 – Redirect Clients from the Existing CurrentWare Server (Recommended)

  1. Launch the CurrentWare Console.
  2. Go to Tools > Redirect Clients.
  3. Select “Redirect CurrentWare Clients from this server to another server”.
  4. Enter server name and client password (default password is Admin).
  5. Choose which computers to redirect or “Select all computers”.

Method 2 – Redirect Clients from the New CurrentWare Server

  1. Launch the CurrentWare Console.
  2. Go to Tools > Redirect Clients.
  3. Type in the Client password (default password is Admin) and select redirect all clients.
  4. After you press Ok, your clients will start to connect to the console within the next few seconds.
  5. Your connected cwClients will now be redirected to the new cwServer.

Method 3 – From the cwClients

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.

  1. Go to the client workstation.
  2. Browse to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wcsystck\.
  3. Double click on cwAgent.exe (not cwAgent64.exe).
  4. Put in the client password (default password is Admin).
  5. Click on Server Settings and modify the Server name to the IP address (or computer name) of the new cwServer.

Method 4 – Run a Command Line

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

On 32-bit client computers:

C:\Windows\system32\wcsystck\cwClient.exe -p Admin -ds

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