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MiniPoint Server Configuration

The following Server Settings may be changed from the Server Settings screen in MiniPoint Administrator:

Allow Change Login

This setting controls whether users are allowed to change their login name in MiniPoint Properties. The default login name is the login name used on the machine/network (the USERNAME environment variable). The login name may still be changed in MiniPoint.cfg on the client if this setting is set to "No" on the server (see Allow Login Override below).

Allow Set User Data

If you do not want the user to change his/her own information (Full Name, Department, Company, Default Group and Alias), this setting may be set to "No". The information must then be set using the MiniPoint Administrator (with Admin privileges).

Allow Login Override

If set to "No", the User Name parameter in MiniPoint.cfg is not used, which means that the user will log in to MiniPoint using the Operating System user name.

Allow Direct Send (Enterprise only)

If the user enters a mail address or a mobile telephone number in MiniNote (indicated by the reserved characters "@" and "+"), MiniPoint will send the message directly to the receiver's mail or telephone. This feature may be disabled by selecting "No" here.

Require Password

Select "Yes" to require user passwords. The password must be set by the user in MiniPoint Properties (from the System Tray icon, or in the Administrator).

AutoCreate Users

If a new user connects to the MiniPoint Server, a new account may be created automatically. User Name, Full Name and Alias will be equal to the user's PC/Network user name. This may later be changed by the user in MiniPoint Properties (or in the Administrator).

AutoCreate Groups

If a new user connects to the MiniPoint Server, a new group may be created on the server. The group name is derived from the PC's USER DOMAIN environment variable.

AutoCreate Channels

If a new user connects to the MiniPoint Server, a new MiniPoint Channel may be created on the server. The Channel name is derived from the PC's USER DOMAIN environment variable.

Enable Ping

If parts of your network uses a Network Address Translation (NAT) router, the clients may be required to "ping" the MiniPoint server at regular intervals. This will keep the UDP port association between the router and the client, which is required to be able to push messages to the Client. Home offices and remote sites are typical examples where this is needed.

The default Ping Interval is 3 minutes, this may be changed in MiniPoint Properties on the Client. Confer with your Router documentation to determine the maximum Ping interval to use.

Keep User Con.

If you need to restart the MiniPoint server, enabling this will make the server re-establish all client connections. If this is disabled, users are required to restart MiniPoint after a server restart.

Keep Server Con. (Enterprise only)

If you need to restart the MiniPoint server, enabling this will make the server re-establish all Remote Server connections (mail, SMS). If this is disabled, all Remote Servers should be restarted after a server restart.

Allow TCP (Enterprise only)

On highly loaded low bandwidth networks, the light-weight UDP protocol used between the server and the client may be unreliable. Using TCP connections will increase reliability in such environments, but will also increase the load.

Allow HTTP (Enterprise only)

If you have clients that do not have direct network access to the server (e.g. requiring use of a Proxy), messages may be sent using the HTTP protocol. Proxy address/username/password must be entered on each client.

Note that this connection method is not considered as "True Push", the client must periodically poll for new messages. The default Poll Interval is 10 minutes - this may be changed in MiniPoint Properties on the Client.

UDP Port

You may adjust the UDP Port where the server listens for client messages. This value must be updated on all clients if changed.

TCP Port (Enterprise only)

You may adjust the TCP Port where the server listens for client messages. This value must be updated on all clients if changed.

HTTP Port (Enterprise only)

You may adjust the HTTP Port where the server listens for client messages. This value must be updated on all clients if changed.

The default value of 80 (the standard HTTP Port) should be kept unless you host a WEB service on the same server. If you do have a WEB server, this value must be changed before allowing HTTP connections (see "Allow HTTP" above).

Note that some proxys/firewalls may be configured not to pass HTTP traffic on non-standard port numbers.

Message Keep Time (days)

The MiniPoint Server may be set up to delete old messages, keeping disk usage to a minimum. This applies to both MiniNote messages and any queued remote messages (Mail/SMS).

Note that even unread messages will be deleted.

A value of "-1" disables message deletion, "0" deletes the messages immediately after delivery.

Connection Check (minutes)

The clients periodically send a message to the server to verify that the connection is open. This ensures that users that have "pulled the network plug" without exiting MiniPoint do not occupy licenses on the server.

A value of "0" disables connection check.

Inactive Check (minutes)

The time elapsed before the Inactivity indicator (grey box) in MiniLink is turned on is set here. When the mouse or keyboard is used, the Active (green) or Quiet mode (yellow) indicator is immediately turned on again.

A value of "0" disables inactive check.

Startup Delay (seconds)

In case of a full Server Reboot: If you use an SQL database for storing messages (Enterprise version only), and the DB engine is not able to start before the MiniPoint Server, you may delay the MiniPoint Server startup.

Server Restart (retries)

Not in use.

Allow Database (Enterprise only)

Enable this to use an SQL database for message storage.

Allow Mail (Enterprise only)

Select "Yes" to enable mail sending to/from the MiniPoint Server. The users may enter their mail address, and enable forwarding of messages to their mail account in MiniPoint Properties.

Allow SMS (Enterprise only)

Select "Yes" to enable SMS sending to/from the MiniPoint Server. The users may enter their mobile number, and enable forwarding of messages to their mobile phone in MiniPoint Properties.

Mail Server Type (Enterprise only)

If you allow mail, you must specify the delivery method here.

  • Archive File - Internal MiniPoint format
  • SMTP Server - Standard Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • MDaemon Server - MDaemon RAW file format

The files are stored in the IN and OUT directories on the server (usually under C:\Program files\MiniPoint\Data\). If you need to change these locations, you need to edit the MiniPoint.cfg-file on the Server.

Mail Server Name (Enterprise only)

If you chose SMTP Mail (see Mail Server Type above) you need to specify the name/address of your SMTP server here.

SMS Server Type (Enterprise only)

If you allow SMS, you must specify the delivery method here.

  • Archive File - Internal MiniPoint format.
  • WEB Service - Use the MiniPoint SMS Web service.
  • Mobile Phone - Use a Nokia Mobile Phone connected to the server.

The archive files are stored in the IN and OUT directories on the server (usually under C:\Program files\MiniPoint\Data\). If you need to change these locations, you need to edit the MiniPoint.cfg-file on the Server.

SMS Server Name (Enterprise only)

If you chose WEB Service (see SMS Server Type above), you need to specify the address of the WEB SMS server here. Contact MiniPoint to obtain this.

SCAddress (Enterprise only)

If you chose Mobile Phone (see SMS Server Type above), you need to specify your operator's SMC number here.

Time Format

Sets the format used for displaying date and time values on the clients. See Time Format for details.

 
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