Converting the main server to an expansion server - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

series
Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

You can convert your main server to an expansion server, if you want a different machine to take on the role of the main server.

Before you begin

What you should know

You convert a main server to an expansion server by deactivating the Directory role on your server using Server Admin.
CAUTION:
This operation restarts the Genetec™ Server service which temporarily deactivates all roles hosted on your server. You must log on again to Server Admin to connect your old main server (converted to an expansion server) to the new main server you prepared.

Procedure

  1. Log on to Server Admin on your computer using a web browser.
  2. From the server list, select the main server ().
  3. Beside the server name, click Actions > Deactivate.
  4. In the confirmation dialog box that appears, click Continue.
    The Genetec™ Server service restarts. You are temporarily logged off from Server Admin.
  5. Reset the server identification ID.
    1. In a text editor, open the file GenetecServer.gconfig found in the ConfigurationFiles folder under the Security Center installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.8\).
    2. Find and delete the following phrase <serverIdentification id="<guid>" />.
    3. Save your changes and close the file.
  6. Open a web browser and enter http://machine/Genetec in the address bar, where machine is the DNS name or the IP address of your server.
  7. Log on again to Server Admin.
  8. Under the Main server connection section, enter the name and password of the main server that the expansion server is supposed to connect to, and click Save.
  9. In the confirmation dialog box that appears, click Yes.
    The Genetec™ Server service restarts. You are temporarily logged off from Server Admin.
  10. Close your browser page and open a new page.
  11. Log on again to Server Admin, and verify that you are connected to the new main server.