Network Server Installation
When the application is managed on a network the databases and datastore for the application are also normally stored on the network server. There are two ways to install the databases and datastore on the server. The easiest method is to install the GaeaSynergy application on the server and select the location of the database and datastore directories when the application is first run on the server. Alternatively, if you prefer not to have the GaeaSynergy application on the server you can install it on a client computer and set the database and datastore directories to the server when the application is first run on the client.
After the databases and datastore have been installed on the server it is important not to overwrite them each time GaeaSynergy is installed on a client computer. To do this make sure you answer "No" to the last question about installing the databases and datastore when the program is first run on a client computer. Instead database and datastore directories should be set to the server when the application is first run.
It is important to make sure that the directories on the server where the databases and datastore are located are shared have their file access permissions set to "Full Control" for all users.
The licensing of GaeaSynergy on a network is handled through the a service called GaeaSynergy 4 License Manager. The service handles the logging in of users and grants license requests and has no user interface. The GaeaSynergy 4 License Monitor application provides a user interface for adding/removing users and managing licenses.
To get the GaeaSynergy network up and running, the service and application first need to be installed on the server. The program can be downloaded from GAEA's website at "www.gaeatech.com\\public\\GaeaSynergy4_Network_License_Setup.exe".
The following steps occur during the installation:
• The GaeaSynergy 4 License Manager application is installed on your computer
• The GaeaSynergy 4 License Manager service is installed.
• Shortcuts are placed on your Programs menu under GaeaSynergy
Starting the Service
After the service has been installed on the server it needs to be started before it can be used. This is done automatically when the server is restarted or it can be done manually through the Windows Services Manager. To do it manually open the Services list from Administrative tools in the Windows Control Panel. Select the GaeaSynergy 4 License Manager in the Services list and then select Start.
Uninstalling the Service
To stop the service, open the Services list from Administrative tools in the Windows Control Panel. Select the GaeaSynergy 4 License Manager in the Services list and then select Stop. To uninstall the network service automatically, select Uninstall Network Service from the GaeaSynergy shortcuts on the Programs menu. The service will then be uninstalled the next time the server is restarted. To uninstall the service immediately, it needs to be stopped first and then uninstalled.