On Windows, the Configuration Wizard uses the server.ini file located on the Harmony server to automatically configure clients to connect to each network share used by the database. You can also make this configuration manually. This can be useful if you simply need to add a new scene data storage space to a client, if you made changes to your server configuration or if you need to use different username and password combinations for different network share used by your database, as the Configuration Wizard will use the same credentials for all of them.
Configuring a Windows client is done in two steps:
- Adding the path, username and password to connect to each share used by the Harmony database in the Connections tab of the Harmony Control Panel. Typically, there should be one share named USA_DB, which contains the database file structure, and one share named usadata followed by a zero-based padded number for each scene data server, such as usadata000, usadata001, etc.
- Creating a shortcut that points to each of these shares at the root of the main storage drive of your machine.
On Windows, the path to a network share is written as follows:
This is how the path to each database share must be written in both the Harmony Control Panel and the shortcut files.
- In the Start menu, open the Programs list, then select Toon Boom Harmony 15.0 Advanced > Tools > Control Panel.
Confirm that you want to make changes to your device.
The Toon Boom Harmony Control Panel appears.
- Open the Connections tab.
- In the Sharename field, enter the full UNC path of the network share you want to add. For example, if you are creating a connection for USA_DB and this network share is located on a machine named harmony server, you would type \\harmonyserver\USA_DB.
- In the Username field, enter the username of a user who has access to this network share. By default, database files created by the Configuration Wizard can be accessed with the user usabatch.
- In the Password field, enter the password of the user account specified in the Username field.
- Click on Connect to verify that the connection can be made using these parameters.
- Click on Create Connection to permanently add this connection to the list of connections that are made on boot.
- Repeat for each scene data storage space used by the database. For example, if your database has a single scene data storage space named usadata000 and it is located on the same server as the database files (harmonyserver), you would need to add the share \\harmonyserver\usadata000 using the same credentials.
- Also repeat for the usa share, which is typically located on the same machine as the USA_DB share.
Go to your desktop by minimizing all application windows.NOTE: Although the shortcuts must be placed in the root of your storage drive, Windows Explorer will not allow creating shortcuts directly in this location. Therefore, the following steps explain how to create the shortcuts on your desktop, then move them to the root of your storage drive.
Right-click anywhere on the desktop, and select New > Shortcut.
The Create Shortcut dialog appears.
- Under Type the location of the item:, type the full UNC path of the network share you want to add. For example, if you are creating a shortcut pointing to USA_DB and this network share is located on a machine named harmony server, you would type \\harmonyserver\USA_DB.
- Click on Next.
- Under Type a name for this shortcut:, type in the name of the share and nothing else. For example, if you are creating a shotcut pointing to \\harmonyserver\USA_DB, type in USA_DB.
Click on Finish.
A new shortcut file is created on your desktop.
- Open an Explorer window.
- Navigate to the root of the main storage drive for your workstation. Typically, this storage drive is named C:
- Drag and drop the shortcut you just created to the root of your storage drive.
- When prompted, confirm that you want to provide administrator permission to move the shortcut.
- Repeat for each scene data storage space used by the database. For example, if your database has a single scene data storage space named usadata000 and it is located on the same server as the database files (harmonyserver), you would need to add another shortcut pointing to \\harmonyserver\usadata000 with the name usadata000.