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Changing a machine name that is accessed by PowerChute Business Edition


Issue:
You need to make changes in the PowerChute Business Edition configuration files (the INI files) when you change a machine name that is accessed by the application.

Product Line:
PowerChute Business Edition 9.x

Environment:
All supported Windows OS

Cause:
Changing system host name

Resolution:
Location of INI files
You can find the Console.ini file in the  \server and \console folders under the default installation folders.

For Windows Vista
The default installation folder is:
 <drive letter>\User\<user name>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Fils\APC\PowerChute Business Edition

For any other Windows OS
The default installation folder is:
c:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition.


Editing the INI files
You need to edit both console.ini files.

1. Exit PowerChute Business Edition.
2. In the \server folder, open the Console.ini file using any text editor.
3. Find the [ServerHistory] section in the file.
4. Delete the whole line with the old machine name.
    e.g. if Nirvana is the old name, then delete that whole line.
[ServerHistory]
Nirvana=1922.1668.1.101
Zeus=1992.1668.1.102
   
    to end up with
[ServerHistory]
Zeus=1992.1668.1.102

You do not need to insert the new name. PowerChute does this automatically.

5. Save the file.
6. Open the Console.ini file in the \console  folder and repeat the same steps.

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