How do I set Softalk Organizer to connect to Softalk Share Server on another computer or a non-default port?

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Symptoms

When using Softalk Organizer with Softalk Share Server it may be necessary to install Softalk Organizer on a different computer to that hosting Softalk Share Server. For example, this may be required if Softalk Share Server is not installed on a server that is web-facing and access to Softalk Organizer is required from the public Internet.

Note: This procedure does not apply if using an SCS database with WorkgroupShare and/or Softalk Mail Server.

Resolution

Softalk Organizer must be installed on the computer in question in SBS mode and then the web.conf file must be edited to reflect the IP address and port of the computer on which Softalk Share Server is running.

Detail

Install Softalk Organizer on the computer in question.

On the computer on which Softalk Organizer is installed, open the Registry editor by selecting Start >> Run and typing regedit.

Expand the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARESoftalkSoftalkOrganizer

Set the data of the UseSBS value to 1. If you do not have such a value, then create a new DWORD called UseSBS and set it to 1. This will ensure that Softalk Organizer is configured to connect to Softalk Share Server rather than the SCS database.

To change the Softalk Share Server port and IP address the web.conf file must be edited.

Navigate to the SoftalkOrganizer folder in the wwwroot, this is %systemdrive%wwwrootSoftalkOrganizer by default, and edit the web.conf file therein with a text-editor such as notepad (do not use an RTF editor such as Wordpad)

Note: It is recommend that you make a copy of this file before editing it

Page-down to the bottom of the file and past the text in the hereunder textbox such that it is pasted below the </system.web> line and above the </configuration> line

The value of server-ip should be set to the IP address of the computer on which Softalk Share Server is installed. The value of server-port should be set to the port on which Softalk Share Server listens. Note: It is not possible to use the SSL-port. Ensure that only the parts in quotes are edited and that the quotes are preserved

If, for example, Softalk Share Server is installed on a computer with IP address 192.168.0.100 on the port 8310, then the following would be entered:

<add key=”server-ip” value=”192.168.0.100“/>

<add key=”server-port” value=“8310”/>

Save the changes to the file

Restart IIS by selecting Start >> Run and typing: iisreset

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