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Moving LAN WEB Application to new server.

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  • Moving LAN WEB Application to new server.

    1. I am moving my A5V11 WAS LAN from a Windows 7 Pro machine to a MS 2016 VM Server. I have not moved the license yet and I am able to use a browser on the server and run my app. However, I am not able to access my application from a different PC using a browser. I get This site can’t be reached” is this normal in the Demo mode? Should it be fine after I move the license?

    2. The names are different for these 2 machines. So, I was wondering if I have my IT department add an alias of the old Win 7 install, should users still be able to use their current bookmark to get to the new VM server? I just don't want to move it until I have made some changes and be sure I don't have any issues.

    Thanks in advance for your comments.

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    Re: Moving LAN WEB Application to new server.

    When your Application Server is running in demo mode without a license, it will still accept requests from non-local clients. If your browser is getting no response at all, there is some other type of system or network configuration preventing it.

    For your second question, you wold need to discuss this with your IT department as the answer requires detailed knowledge of the exact systems involved.

    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation


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      Re: Moving LAN WEB Application to new server.

      Thanks Lenny! It was that port 80 was not open.


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        Re: Moving LAN WEB Application to new server.

        I have the same problem migrating my sites from an older version of windows vps server to windows 2016 vps server which is new to me. This is not demo but full license. Alpha Anywhere sever installs fine on the new VSP and the web folders are moved into place. The website show up normally when browsing from localhost but not when browsing from any other computer on earth.

        I understand we need to open up "SERVER MANAGER" and add some certain "ROLES AND FEATURES" before it works but I am still struggling to find the exact components to add, before WS 2016 will allow life return to normal. It's the search for solution that brought me to this post. Just in case you find a solution to this problem before I do, kindly come back here and share. As for me, there's no sleep until this issue is resolved.