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Before you migrate your server, back up your existing CurrentWare database.
From your CurrentWare server path to:
Make a copy of the CWNPFB.cwd file and place it in the CurrentWare Backups folder
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
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
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
If moving your CurrentWare SQL Server Database to the same PC as your CurrentWare Server, you will need Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio installed. Here is a direct link to the installer from the Microsoft Page.
To restore a backed-up CurrentWare SQL database you:
There are four methods to redirect the cwClients to the new cwServer.
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.
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
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