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Change port, server name, or protocol of application server

FHIT has an option for changing one or all three of the application server port, name, and protocol. It automatically updates the necessary web config files with new values. You may need to change other systems or components that are not part of your FileHold system in order for these changes to work. Information on changing these other systems or components is not available from FileHold. Windows and IIS administration skills are necessary to use this utility.

  1. Change Port: You want to connect to the FileHold application server on a non standard port for the HTTP protocol.
  2. Change Server Name: You need to change the name Windows server that is hosting the FileHold application server. This could be necessary due to a network configuration change or switching a web client only server to point to a new application server.
  3. Change Protocol from HTTP to HTTPS: You want to use a secure protocol for connecting to the FileHold application server.

IMPORTANT: This utility makes changes to critical configuration on your FileHold server. Assistance for using this utility or repairing damage caused by this utility is not included in FileCare. The FileHold professional services team is available to assist with making changes to these values. Make sure to request assistance from the FileHold professional services team a week in advance to ensure availability.

Starting the change utility

  1. Start FHIT normally.
  2. Choose Change server configuration
  3. Select the Change port, server name, or protocol option.
  4. Press Start.

FHIT change server configuration

  1. Choose or enter the location of the FileHold application server folder.

FHIT change server configuration select folder

  1. Click next and the change dialog will be displayed.

change server configuration select port

Change port

  1. To change the server port requires you to have an understanding of IIS 7.X web server administration using the IIS Admin management application. This involves switching the port used by the web site and following this process.
    • Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    • Select the Web site that you wish to configure.
    • In the Action pane, click Bindings.
    • Click Add to add a new site binding, or click Edit to change an existing binding.
    • Click OK to apply the changes.
  2. Start the change utility as described above.
  3. Select Change Port Number.
  4. Enter the port number you configured in step 1.
  5. Click Next. A list of web config files will be displayed. This list will be different if the changes are being made on a web client only server or an application server.
  6. Restart the WWW service to activate the changes.
  7. Test FileHold by logging with Web Client, Mobile Web Client, and Desktop Client. You will need to adjust your login URL from the standard to include the port number after your server name. In the examples below the server name is filehold.example.com.
Client, Port URL
Web Client, 80 http://filehold.example.com/FH/FileHold/WebClient/LoginForm.aspx
Mobile Web Client, 80 http://filehold.example.com/FH/FileHold/MobileWebClient/LoginForm.aspx
FDA (desktop client), 80 http://filehold.example.com/FH/FileHold/
Web Client, 82 http://filehold.example.com:82/FH/FileHold/WebClient/LoginForm.aspx
Mobile Web Client, 82 http://filehold.example.com:82/FH/FileHold/MobileWebClient/LoginForm.aspx
FDA (desktop client), 82 http://filehold.example.com:82/FH/FileHold/

Change application server name

  1. Change the Windows server name for your application server as needed. If you are using this utility on a FileHold application server you may need to make changes to SQL server, network service accounts, and other system functions. These steps are not covered here.
  2. Start the change utility as described above.
  3. Select Change Server Name.
  4. Enter the new name of your application server.
  5. Click Next. A list of web config files will be displayed. This list will be different if the changes are being made on a web client only server or an application server.
  6. Restart the WWW service to activate the changes.
  7. Change client connection URLs as needed.

Change protocol

  1. If you wish to enable SSL please refer to this procedure.
  2. Start the change utility as described above.
  3. Select Change Server Name.
  4. Enter the new name of your application server.
  5. Click Next. A list of web config files will be displayed. This list will be different if the changes are being made on a web client only server or an application server.
  6. Restart the WWW service to activate the changes.
  7. Change the client connection URLs as needed.