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Change a Single-User Land F/X Installation to a Multi-User Installation (Office Server)

Here are concise steps for backing up an installation of our software on your single-user computer and restoring the data on your new server:

 

Step 1: Download and run the Automatic Backup Script

Complete this section on the computer where you have an existing Single-User installation of our software.

 

1A. Download the landfx-backup-restore.bat link below, and place it in your landfx folder on the computer where you have an existing Single-User installation of Land F/X:

 

 

1B. Open the downloaded file, and select the Backup option. This will create a folder called landfxcopy in your LandFX folder. Transfer this entire folder to your new server.

Step 2: Install Land F/X software on your new server

 

Follow our set up a "fresh" installation of our software on your new server.

Your installation process will send an automatic notification to unlock your Support ID.

Step 3: Copy the backups to your new server, and Restore

Complete this section on your new server.  

 

3A. Download the landfx-backup-restore.bat file linked below, and place it in the LandFX folder on your new server:

 


3B. Now place the landfxcopy folder inside the LandFX folder on your new server

The installer should have created a LandFX folder on your server during the installation process. Our default location is C:\LandFX

 


3C. Open the landfx-backup-restore.bat file (linked above), and select the Restore option.

This step should import the database backup from your Single-User installation and overwrite all data folders from the landfxcopy folder to the correct location on your new server. 

Step 4: Uninstall Land F/X software from the Single-User computer, and reconfigure it

4A. Using the Control Panel on your computer, uninstall F/X Server and F/X Workstation.

 

4B. Follow our steps to map a drive to the server LandFX folder as specified in the server setup steps.

 

4C. Install the Land F/X Workstation component:

 

4D. Open CAD to see whether the Land F/X menus and toolbars are present. If not, follow our steps to load your Land F/X menus.

Step 5: Configure the Land F/X workstations

When you open CAD, the License Management screen will open. Here, you will assign all Land F/X licenses to the server. Each workstation user will then check out a license when he or she opens CAD and needs to use our software.

 

For information on how to assign and check out licenses, see our License Management page.
Last modified on Mon, 09 October 2017

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