IS2000 - Server - Moving to a Different Server

Version Control

Before you begin the process of moving an IS2000 server, please make sure that you have a full install of IS2000 that is of the same version as the version of IS2000 that is currently installed on the existing server.  If the full install that you have is newer than the existing version of IS2000, it is recommended that you do an upgrade first on the existing server, and all of the associated clients.  It is very important that all of the IS2000 clients have the same version as the IS200 server.  If the full install that you have is older than the version of IS2000 that is installed on the existing server, then please acquire the latest full install and upgrade the existing Server and Client(s) before continuing.


Let's Get Started

Once you’ve confirmed that all computers have the same IS2000 version installed, close IS2000 on all of the computers, and perform a full install on the computer that will be the new IS2000 server.

During the installation, set the default database to be MS Access, after you’ve finished installing IS2000 on the new server, launch IS2000 it should come up with a blank database.

Next close IS2000 on the new Server and copy the Data folder from the old IS2000 server to the new IS2000 server.  You will be asked to replace the existing Data folder on the new server.  The Data folder is located within the IS2000 folder which is typically located in C:\Program Files.  The complete Data folder path is "C:\Program Files\IS2000\Data".

After you’ve copied the Data folder, you will now have to make a choice of what to do next based on what database platform your old IS2000 server was configured for.  If this was an MS Access Database then you should run IS2000 and see if it recognizes your database and skip the following section titled SQL Server.

SQL Server

If your IS2000 database was originally set for SQL Server and the SQL Server database is also moving, then perform a backup of the IS2000 database from the computer that is hosting the database using SQL Management Studio.  Next restore the SQL Server database to the new computer that will be hosting the database.

Run the Configuration Utility and set the Database property to the SQL Server and set the Hide SQL Logon property to false.  Launch IS2000 and enter the SQL Logon information to connect to the database.

Configuring Drivers

Once IS2000 is running on the new server, configure the drivers to run from the new server by modifying the Computer_Name property for the affected Drivers in the Hardware Manager module.  Start the driver manually and make sure that the system is communicating properly.

Configuring Clients

To configure the clients, first create a ShareName for the Data folder on the new IS2000 server and give the Users who will access it Full Control.  Run the Configuration Utility from each of the clients and set their RemotePath property to the new Data folder located on the new IS2000 Server.  For SQL Server sites set the Hide SQL Logon property to false, so the client will be prompted to enter the new SQL logon information when they start IS2000.