Changing the client configuration.


Sometimes, for example after migrating the application to a new server, there will be a need to change the client configuration to point to the new database location.

There are two ways to change the configuration of a single installed client:

1) Re-run the installer. For a client-only installation this is a simple quick and easy way to reconfigure the client, when prompted for the location and port of the database communicator, supply the new location (and/or port as required.) See this guide for more information on performing a client-only install.

2) Use pa6ccutl.exe. If a workstation includes the Administration tools or the Job Editing and Reporting tools installed, you can still use the installer and run a step-by-step walkthrough, but it may be simpler, and quicker to use pa6ccutl.exe. This utility is located in the same directory as the client (C:\Program Files (x86)\Print Audit Inc\Print Audit 6\Client by default on 64 bit systems) which will allow to change the location and/or port.

Regardless of which method you use after completing the installer run, or running pa6ccutl.exe you will need to reboot the client computer to ensure that the changes are completed.

Caveat:

The client expects a bare hostname or a bare ip address for the location of the database communicator.  UNC paths will not work, nor will SQL connection strings.


Correct example:

SERVER

192.168.0.1

These are both good location strings to use to configure the client.

Incorrect example:

\\SERVER

192.168.0.1\SQLEXPRESS

Neither of these will result in a functioning client.

Lastly, if you use hostname, remember to verify that DNS returns the correct address for that hostname. 

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