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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:11 pm    Post subject: How we can move preconfigured HostMonitor to another server? Reply with quote

The simplest method just copy entire HostMonitor's directory from old system (system A) to the new one (system B).

1 E.g. if application located in directory "C:\Program Files\HostMonitor 4\", copy "HostMonitor 4" folder (with all subfolders) to system B into "C:\Program Files".

2 If you are using HostMonitor version 6+ (7+) and you plan to use "Send SMS (GSM)" action, you need to register KSGsmXLib.OCX using standard regsvr32.exe utility (e.g. execute command like "regsvr32.exe c:\hostmon7\KSGsmXLib.OCX")

3 Start HostMonitor on system B, click menu "Help"->"Lisense"->"Register Now" and enter your registration information.
If you want to run HostMonitor as application, that's it.

4 If you need to start HostMonitor as service, you also need to provide user name and password on Service page in the Options dialog.
4b do not forget to install service using command line "Hostmon.exe /InstallService".

Note1: If you decide to copy files into different directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files\HostMonitor 4\" from system A --> "D:\HostMon4\" on system B), you will probably need to reconfigure some options - path to log files, path to reports, etc.

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Another solution:
1 Install software on new system using standard installation program; DO NOT start HostMonitor yet
2 Copy configuration files from old system to new one. Please copy ALL *.HML, *.LST and *.INI files from HostMonitor's folder and subfolders AT ONCE.

The following steps 3, 4, 4b and Note1 remain the same
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to move software from Windows 2000/XP/2003 to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008

If you move software from Windows 2000/XP/2003 to Windows 7/2008, there is one problem - old versions of HostMonitor stored configuration files in %ProgramFiles% folder.
Now its not a good idea to use c:\program files\ or c:\program files (x86)\ folder for data files (especially when Windows UAC is enabled) because Windows offers new options for better security. But there is sideeffect - to keep legacy applications running, Windows Vista+ lets them pretend to write to their familiar file locations but when you go to look for those files, you won't find them! Vista actually stores the files in a "Virtual Store" under the AppData store in your user folder.
Please check the following post for additional notes.

Its better use c:\programdata\HostMonitor\ or any other folder that is not affected by Windows data redirection (e.g. C:\HostMonitorConfig\).
Default installation path for data files %programdata%\HostMonitor\ (usually this is C:\programdata\HostMonitor\ folder)

This means you may need to check your settings and change some paths: path to log file, path to reports, path to external report headers (if you are using any).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following notes relate to Advanced Host Monitor version 9 on Windows Vista or newer Windows system

If you are using Windows Vista or newer Windows system, UAC is enabled and you setup software using separate application/data folders then most applications disable virtualization.
In addition to HostMonitor and RMA Manager (these applications disable virtualization since version 7), the following modules were modified:
- MIB Browser
- Log Analyzer
- Log Visualizer
- Web Service
- Telnet Service
- WatchDog
- ProcessMeter
- WMI Explorer
- HML Manager

If you install/update software using single destination folder, software will work as before. This way existing installations of the software will not change behavior.

RMA for Windows modules were modified as well but work differently:
- if you install new copy of RMA using setup program, it will disable virtualization;
- if you update existing old RMA installation using setup program or RMA Manager, it will keep current settings (in such case rma.ini file can be virtualized depending on UAC settings and installation folder location).
Note: you may enable/disable virtualization for RMA agent using the following registry key:
- on 32bit Windows: HKLM\Software\KS-Soft\HostMonitor\RMAVirtualizationOff
- on 64bit Windows: HKLM\ Software\Wow6432Node\KS-Soft\HostMonitor\RMAVirtualizationOff
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