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Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

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  • Application Server Enterprise question

    Hello All

    I have a quick question in relation to the Enterprise version of Alpha Five V9. I have purchased A5V9 Enterprise with unlimited distribution licensing as well as V9 Application Server Enterprise. At the moment I have Application Server installed on my local PC, but if I wanted to host the web based system on a web server, do I need to uninstall Application Server from my local PC to then use on the web server? I am wanting multiple users to access the A5 Web based front end via a server

    I noticed that when I opened up a demo web based database, Alpha is telling me that I do not have licences for the Application Server? My understanding was that App Server could be installed once and multiple users access the front end with a web browser

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated



  • #2
    Re: Application Server Enterprise question

    Yes, the App Server allows for unlimited user connections. You don't need to uninstall it. You need only 'activate' the server using your license. See the config tab named sessions. Unless you activate it, it allows only one LOCAL user, and NONE from remote locations, which is the error you are experiencing.

    You can run the server on a local PC, but it runs better on a real server.
    Steve Wood
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    • #3
      Re: Application Server Enterprise question

      Hi Steve

      Many thanks for your reply. Thats a relief, I thought for a moment I didnt get all the software I needed. I found the tab you referred to, it shows unlimited sessions but not yet activated. So when I activate it, do I need to change the server details from local host to the web server before activating? Once activated, I dont need to install App Server on the web server? Does activation associate the web server with Alpha Five thus enabling me to upload my project so to speak?

      Apologies if the questions sound basic, I'm learning as I go




      • #4
        Re: Application Server Enterprise question

        Being a newbie to Alpha, I just learned this also.

        You only need to activate the Alpha5 Server on your remote server. A server is built into the local A5 application which is licensed for unlimited LOCAL use so you don't need to activate a server locally. In fact the system won't allow you to activate the server in both locations.

        I found that in an FAQ somewhere.

        HTH... Joe