Configuring Mail & Deploy Server

The server can be configured using Mail & Deploy Server Control Panel. You can start the control panel by double-clicking the file Mail & Deploy Server Control Panel.exe in the root directory of your Mail & Deploy Server installation. 

The user interface is divided into the following sections described in detail as follows:


Overview 

In this section, an overview of the current status of your Mail & Deploy environment is displayed.


Server Service Status 

The current status of the local service that runs Mail & Deploy Server is displayed and can be controlled using the following buttons:

Click this button to start the service; it may take a few seconds until the service is actually running.
Click this button to stop the service; it may take a few seconds until the service is actually stopped.


Execution Engine Status 

The current status of the execution engine (see Execution Engine) is displayed and can be controlled using the following buttons:

Click this button to start the execution engine; it may take a few seconds until the execution engine is actually running.
Click this button to pause the execution engine; it may take a few seconds until the execution engine is actually paused.
Click this button to stop the execution engine; it may take a while until the execution engine is actually stopped.


Executions 

The list shows all executions which are currently processed by Mail & Deploy Server. You can abort an execution by clicking on the item in the list and then clicking the button .

Please note that it may take a few seconds until the execution is actually aborted and disappears from the list of current executions.


Repositories

In this section, a list of all repositories is displayed. 


You can manage repositories using the following buttons next to the repository list.

Click this button to create a new, empty repository. A new dialogue will show up that allows you to enter the name of the repository as well as the Windows account name of a user than will be granted administration access to the repository (see Users and User Groups). The windows account name must be entered in domain\accountname format.
Click this button to import a repository from a file. A new dialogue will show up that allows you to locate the repository file to import. It is important to note, that only repositories which are compatible with the installed version of Mail & Deploy should be imported; otherwise, errors or other unwanted effects may occur.
Click this button to edit the name of the repository. A new dialogue will show up that allows you to enter the new name of the repository.
Click this button to create a copy of the currently selected repository. A new dialogue will show up that allows you to enter the name of the copied repository.
Click this button to delete the currently selected repository.


Please note, that repositories can only be created, edited, copied and deleted when the server service is currently stopped.

By clicking the button you can open the execution calendar (see Execution Calendar) which will include data of all available repositories.


Settings 

In this section, the settings of Mail & Deploy Server can be configured. 


In order to submit changed settings, you need to click the button .


General 

This section contains the following settings:

Default Language 
This is the default language of Mail & Deploy which controls the user interface language of Mail & Deploy Server Control Panel and Mail & Deploy Hub (before a user has logged on to a repository and his personal language preference will be used).

Maximum Concurrent Executions
This is the maximum number of parallel executions performed by the execution engine; this number is limited by your license.

Maximum Processors 

This is the maximum number of processors which limit the consumption of system resources by some components of Mail & Deploy. Currently, this setting only controls how many processors an instance of QlikView used by Mail & Deploy is allowed to use.

Automatically Start Execution Engine with Server
If this setting is enabled, the execution engine (see Execution Engine) will automatically be started, when Mail & Deploy Server is started.


Network

This section contains the following settings:

Main Server Port

This is the port used for the communication between Mail & Deploy Clients and the server. If clients are used to connecting to the server from other computers, you must ensure that the firewall has this port open.

Enable Hub 

This determines whether Mail & Deploy Hub (see Hub) is enabled; if not, the HTTP web server that hosts the hub is not started and users cannot connect to the hub website.

Hub Port 

This is the port on which the HTTP web server of Mail & Deploy Hub (see Hub) is started.

Hub Relative URL 

This is the relative URL on which the HTTP web server of Mail & Deploy Hub (see Hub) is started.


Service 

This section contains the following settings:

Service User Credentials 

The username and password of the Windows account that Mail & Deploy Server Service shall run under. 

Update

This section can be used to install updates for Mail & Deploy Server (see Updates). 


Automatic Update 

If the computer that runs Mail & Deploy Server Control Panel has a working internet connection, you can click Check for updates to connect to our update server and check whether there is a new version available. If that is the case, you can view the version history to see which changes the new version will bring and if there are any manual steps required due to breaking changes from a previous version. If you decide to install the update, the installer will automatically be downloaded and started. 


Manual Update

If you have received an update package file named Mail & Deploy Update.mdpkg, you can click Install a manually downloaded update and select that file. The installer will automatically be started.
 





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