Configuring Job Designer on a network To set up Job Designer to run on your network, please follow the 3 steps below: 1. Install and run Job Designer on the computer designated as the server The Job Designer Application server component will start automatically. The Application Server can be seen running in the Windows system tray.
Most of the work in Job Designer is done by the application server - even when running on the same computer. This greatly improves performance and reduces network bandwidth. It also handles data requests by other Job Designer clients on the network Important The Job Designer Application server requires firewall access and should be left running at all times when using Job Designer in a networked multi-user environment.  
2. With the Job Designer Application server running on the server machine as described above, open Job Designer on a client machine, and navigate to File | Preferences | Network on the client machine
Click ‘Search’ Job Designer should automatically connect to the application server running on the server machine. If you have any problems connecting, please make sure that the application server is running on the server machine, and that it is allowed through the Firewall on the server machine. 3. Restart Job Designer on the client machine. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on all Job Designer client machines
Licensing multiple Job Designer clients on a network Note that when registering Job Designer, only one serial number is required for the entire network of desktop clients. Job Designer clients connected to the server machine in Remote Database mode as described above will obtain license information from the application server running on the server machine. Therefore only the server machine has to be registered with a serial number. The number of concurrent connections to the database server will be determined by the license loaded on the server machine. Please note that the Web Server requires an additional license, purchased separately.
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Configuring Job Designer on a network To set up Job Designer to run on your network, please follow the 3 steps below: 1. Install and run Job Designer on the computer designated as the server The Job Designer Application server component will start automatically. The Application Server can be seen running in the Windows system tray.
Most of the work in Job Designer is done by the application server - even when running on the same computer. This greatly improves performance and reduces network bandwidth. It also handles data requests by other Job Designer clients on the network Important The Job Designer Application server requires firewall access and should be left running at all times when using Job Designer in a networked multi-user environment.  
2. With the Job Designer Application server running on the server machine as described above, open Job Designer on a client machine, and navigate to File | Preferences | Network on the client machine
Click ‘Search’ Job Designer should automatically connect to the application server running on the server machine. If you have any problems connecting, please make sure that the application server is running on the server machine, and that it is allowed through the Firewall on the server machine. 3. Restart Job Designer on the client machine. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on all Job Designer client machines
Licensing multiple Job Designer clients on a network Note that when registering Job Designer, only one serial number is required for the entire network of desktop clients. Job Designer clients connected to the server machine in Remote Database mode as described above will obtain license information from the application server running on the server machine. Therefore only the server machine has to be registered with a serial number. The number of concurrent connections to the database server will be determined by the license loaded on the server machine. Please note that the Web Server requires an additional license, purchased separately.
Configuring the Web Server In order for the Web Server to be visible to the outside world - your network router has to be configured so that all outside requests are forwarded to the computer where the Job Designer web server is running. Please consult your router documentation or visit setuprouter.com for more information on this. Changing the server port By default, the Job Designer Web Server listens for requests on port 8888. This can be easily changed by editing the JDWebServ.ini file located in C:\Acvatec Software\Job Designer. As an example, to tell the server to listen on port 80, please do the following: 1. Double click the the JDWebServ.ini file to open it in NotePad 2. Change Port=8888 to Port=80 3. Save the file and restart the server Please note: Ports cannot be shared between applications and therefore the web sever will require exclusive use of the port specified in the JDWebServ.ini file. If the port is configured correctly,  the server will display the ‘Server Started’ message followed by the port number as indicated below. The server will not start if there is a port conflict with other software on the same computer.
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