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#48777 by mohd.documents
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:33 pm
I read the instructions but can not find anything related to what i want to accomplish.

I copied the following text and pasted here and make some changes because it is the same case ..

I would like to set up the remote config tool. My AwareIM server is hosted on a windows VPS inside a data center and is behind a firewall. I would like to set up the config tool on my my windows laptop.

Can anyone confirm to me that this is possible and if so, guide me on what steps I need to take. Is it just a case of opening ports on the firewall?

Also, is it possible to set up the config tool on two machines? ie: on my windows laptop and on my windows desktop?

#48781 by johntalbott
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:57 am
Give this a try ...

Server Firewall rules:
-Allow access to port 61616 for the Public IP address of the developer machine
-Allow access to port 9000 for the Public IP address of the developer machine

Developer machine:
-Add an entry in the hosts file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ hosts

Public IP of server Server machine name
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx aim-server-name
#52488 by BLOMASKY
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:25 pm
OK, I do this all the time. The installation guide will help you set it up, but let me summarize
Lets assume your server that is hosting Aware is called S1
On S1
You have to make 2 changes in the BASSERVER.props file. Changing Local host to S1 (documented in the Install guide)
In the hosts table add an entry for the machine with its ip address (not sure if required, but does not hurt

On your corporate firewall, you have to port forward 9000 and 61616 to this computers IP addresss and open both parts to the public

On your client machine, follow instructions in the install guide to change both the UIConfig.props and the configtool.ini
(I suggest you make a copy of your aware install and put it in a new folder just for the client server piece)

no need for a vpn.

Let me know if you need any more help with this.

Bruce Lomasky
#52788 by james_richards
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Appreciate the tips!

I'm trying to get this set up on some VM's from Google Compute. Do I need to run my installation .exe which would install a new product code on the VM I want to connect my remote ConfigTool.exe from? I'm guessing that if so, then you just don't run Control Panel from this installation. Or do you copy the files from the server VM to the client VM?

The installation guide said that on the client you want to run the ConfigTool.exe from the installation disk which of course there is no installation disk since I downloaded an installer after purchase.

I confess I have copied my files and getting an error that my connection to localhost port 9000 has been denied. UIconfig.props points WebServer to my computer name that is the server and the firewall rules have been all set up (I think). When I ran ConfigTool.exe there was no prompts which may be because it was not a fresh installation. Will copy the installation guide lines for reference. Just don't want to create a new installation on another machine and violate any license stuff, so been wary of doing this.

3. Under the Windows operating system run the Configuration Tool setup program (ConfigTool.exe) located in the Windows directory of your Aware IM distribution disk from the client machine and follow the instructions of the program. You will need to specify the installation directory of the Configuration Tool and the network name of the server machine. After the Configuration Tool has been installed you can run it from the Startup menu.

4. Add the following line to the file UIConfig.props located in the BIN directory of the installation performed during the previous step (if the line already exists change it):
WebServer = NameOfTheMachineWhereAwareIMServerIsRunning
#52797 by BLOMASKY
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:27 pm
I use both a mac and a PC to connect to my remote Aware server, not a problem if you:
1) Do what John said re: opening the 2 ports on your firewall (AND ON YOUR WINDOWS SERVER!). The ones on the firewall have to port forward to your Aware Server

3) Make sure you update the HOSTS table on both machines with the IP address of your Server (assuming name of your server is XYZ then on the server, there should be: XYZ and on your client computer it should be the the PUBLIC address of your server. i.w. XYZ

4.5) Update the 2 lines in the BASSERVER.PROPS on your server changing LOCALHOST to XYZ

6 3/4) Update the UICONFIG.PROPS on your client changing WEBSERVER and HOSTSERVER to XYZ

9.90) DO NOT FORGET TO ADD THE 2 LINES IN YOUR CONFIG.INI in your configtools folder.

And, then, all will work. Double your money back

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