Install and Configure GLOBODOX to be accessible from Multiple-Machines

Install and Configure GLOBODOX to be accessible from Multiple-Machines

Step 1: Install GLOBODOX on Server machine

Install GLOBODOX in Server mode on the Server machine or any machine on the network.

 1. Double click the gdxsetup.exe setup file to run it and follow the onscreen instructions.
2. Choose Single User Installation or Server Installation option and continue with the setup.
3. It is recommended not to change the default port (5511) used by GLOBODOX server for incoming client connections. Proceed ahead with the setup.
4. You can specify the path for the GLOBODOX Databases folder to a different drive if required from the default location.
5. Finish the installation.
6. Start GLOBODOX.

Step 2: Convert your GLOBODOX DB 

To work in a multi-user environment you will first have to install MS SQL Server Express  or MYSQL based DB.

Instructions is available here...

http://www.itaz.com/change-globodox-access-db/

Step 3: Configure GLOBODOX on the server for multi-user environment.

To do this, the folder in which the GLOBODOX database is installed should be accessible from other machines on your network. 

  1. Make sure GLOBODOX is not running on the machine.
  2. Share the folder in which Globodox DBs are located (This is usually the ‘C:\Globodox Databases’ folder). When you use GLOBODOX over the network (multi-user environment), you will need to share the 'C:\Globodox databases' folder and provide Change permissions on the Share as well. To do this...
    1. Right-click on the ‘Globodox databases’ folder and click on Properties. The Properties dialog will be launched. Click on the 'Sharing' tab. Enable Sharing.
    2. Click on the 'Permissions' button on this dialog. Make sure you add the users who will need to work with Globodox to this list, giving the user 'Modify' permission. Click on OK.
    3. Also make sure you provide Modify/Write permissions on the folder to the all the windows users who will use Globodox in a multi-user environment.
  3. Login as superadmin, from Globodox Server. 
  4. Click the Settings tab>> DB List node.
  5. The 'Main DB' will be selected by default. Click the Multi-user DB button on the Ribbon bar.
  6. A dialog will now pop up. Click the Automatic button on it.
  7. The Multi-User Configuration window will be launched and will start configuring your DB automatically for multi-user environment.
  8. Once the DB is configured Status will display Configuration Completed on the MultiUser Configuration window. Click the Close button to close the window. 
  9. The DB will now be ready for multi-user environment. 
  10. You will have to make a note of the Server URL for installing and configuring GLOBODOX on the client machine. You can get the Server URL (http://machinename:5511) from... click the Big round button on the top left corner of the screen >> select About GLOBODOX option, the Server URL will be displayed in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Install GLOBODOX on the Client machine

There are no separate setup files for GLOBODOX Server and Client. You can use the same setup file that you have downloaded. 

1. Double click the gdxsetup.exe setup file to run it and follow the onscreen instructions.
2. Choose Client Installation option and continue with the setup.
3. Specify the path for the GLOBODOX Server. You can copy the Server URL which would be like http://machinename:5511. Click on Test Connection to verify the URL. Once verified continue with the setup.
4. Specify the location to install GLOBODOX. Click Next to go to the Install page.
5. Click the Install button to begin the installation.
6. Now, start GLOBODOX.

That’s it! GLOBODOX is now configured for multi-user environment.

Please follow Step 4 for in case you have multiple Client machines.


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