Pimero questionsCategory: Setup & installationSwitch from single user to multi-user mode

If you have set up Pimero in single user mode and want to switch to multi-user mode, you have two options:

A. You change your single user variant to a Pimero Server operation with additional Pimero Client

This is the easiest way. Especially for this we have developed an interactive help for you. Start it with “Start” -> “All Programs” -> “Pimero” -> “Help” -> “Convert to Client-Server Installation” and follow the step-by-step instructions.

 

B. You install a Pimero server on another PC and connect your existing Pimero client to it.

In a Pimero network there is always only one server and one or more clients. The server is the central point of contact for all Pimero clients including the Pimero apps for smartphones and tablets as well as the web module Pimero Mobile.

In the course of setting up a new server, any existing Pimero databases are automatically deleted.

To start the setup wizard go to “Start” -> “All Programs” -> “Pimero” -> “Configuration Wizard”.

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Assign an administrator password. The administrator password allows Pimero users access to the Pimero network and must be entered during the installation of each Pimero client.

Remember your password!

Click “Next >”.

The setup wizard informs you about the next steps.

Click on “Next”.

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After the Pimero server is set up, click “Finish this wizard”.

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This is the last step of server setup.

Click on “This computer should only be used as a server”, then on “Next >” and complete the setup.

6. Save your old database file

To import your existing client data, you need the client database file. This can be found in the following directory:

Windows Vista or newer

C:\Users\WINDOWS_USER\AppData\Roaming\soft-evolution\Pimero

Please note that the directory C:\Users\WINDOWS_USER\AppData is hidden by Windows by default. You can change this in Windows Explorer in the menu “Organize” -> “Folder Options”. In the View tab, check the box “Show hidden files and folders”.

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\WINDOWS_USER\Program Files\soft-evolution\Pimero\

Please note that the directory C:\Documents and Settings is hidden by Windows by default. You can change this in Windows Explorer in the “Folder Options” menu. In the View tab, check the box “Show hidden files and folders”.

The database file is called PIMUSERxxx_vv.fdb, where you have to replace the xxx with your Windows user name and the vv with the Pimero version.

Save this file in an easily accessible location, e.g. your desktop.

 

7. Open the Server Administrator

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Go to “Start” -> “All Programs” -> “Pimero” -> “Server Administrator” and enter your administrator password.

Select “Import database”.

Under point 2, select your previously saved Pimero database file and click on Start import.

8. Reconfigure Pimero client

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Start the Configuration Wizard again (“Start” -> “All Programs” -> “Pimero” -> “Configuration Wizard”).

Select “Client” as the type of configuration.

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change8In the Server name or IP field, enter your server name and in the Network password field, enter the administrator password you specified when setting up the Pimero server.

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After successful synchronization with the Pimero server, you should see your imported user in the user list.

Click on “Finish this wizard” and then on “Close”.

11. Start Pimero

Your Pimero client should now be connected to the Pimero server and your old data from the single user installation should be displayed.

12. Integrate additional Pimero clients into the new Pimero network

To add more Pimero clients to the new network, repeat steps 8 – 10, but select “Create a Pimero user” in step 10.

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