DupScout Server Configuration

DupScout Server provides a variety of configuration options allowing one to easily integrate the product into a user-specific network environment. In order to open the main settings page, click on the 'Settings' link located on the top menu bar.

The DupScout Server web-based management console, requires users to login with a DupScout user name and password. The default user name and password is set to admin/admin. In addition, DupScout Server provides the ability to set a custom user name and/or password for the DupScout web-based management interface and the command line utility, which may be used to automate configuration and management tasks. In order to set a custom user name and password, click on the 'Configure Server Login' link located on the main settings page, enter a new user name and password and press the 'Save' button.

DupScout Server uses the TCP/IP port 9126 as the default server control port and the TCP/IP port 80 as the default web access port. Sometimes, these ports may be in use by some other software products or system services. If one or both of these ports are in use, DupScout Server will be unable to operate properly and the user needs to change the DupScout server control port and/or web access port.

In order to set a custom server control port and/or web access port, click on the 'Setup Server Ports' link located on the main settings page, select the 'Use Custom Port' option and enter a custom port number to use. If the DupScout server should be controlled through the network, make sure the custom ports are open in the server's firewall.

DupScout Server provides the ability to send E-Mail notifications when a duplicate files search command is failed. In order to configure an SMTP E-Mail server to use to send E-Mail notifications, click on the 'Configure E-Mail Server' link located on the main settings page, enter the SMTP server host name, SMTP server port, SMTP user name, password and the source E-Mail address to use to send E-Mail notifications.

DupScout Server provides the ability to save duplicate files reports to an SQL database allowing one to keep a history of reports for future review and analysis. In order to enable SQL database export, open a duplicate files search command, press the 'Options' button, select the 'Always Save' checkbox, select the SQL database report format and press the 'Save' button.

DupScout Server exports SQL database reports through the ODBC database interface, which should be configured to operate properly. In order to configure the ODBC database interface, click on the 'Configure SQL Database' link located on the main settings page, enable the ODBC database interface, specify the ODBC data source, ODBC user name and password to use to save reports to the SQL database.