Autodesk data management server 2011

®
AUTODESK VAULT SERVER
Advanced Configuration Guide for
Autodesk® Vault Server
Contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................ 1
Installing Autodesk Vault Server 2012 ...................................................................................... 1
Customizing your Autodesk Vault Server 2012 installation ...................................................... 1
Installing Autodesk Vault Server 2012 with other web applications using a different .NET
version ....................................................................................................................................... 3
Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 ...................................................................................... 3
Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 ...................................................................................... 4
Installing Microsoft SQL Server prior to Autodesk Vault Server 2012 ..................................... 4
Microsoft SQL 2008 ............................................................................................................... 4
Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 ......................................................................................................... 7
Reconfiguring SQL Logins................................................................................................... 10
Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller ........................................................................ 12
Upgrading Autodesk Vault Server 2012 to Full SQL Server ................................................... 12
Upgrading MS SQL Express 2008 to SQL Express 2008 R2 ............................................. 13
Upgrading MS SQL Express 2008 to Full MS SQL 2008 .................................................... 13
Upgrading MS SQL Express 2008 R2 to Full MS SQL 2008 R2 ........................................ 14
Assigning SQL a custom TCP/IP Port .................................................................................... 14
SQL Maintenance Plans ......................................................................................................... 16
Creating a SQL Maintenance Plan for Full SQL ................................................................. 17
Creating a Maintenance Script for Microsoft SQL Express ................................................. 25
Managing a remote file store................................................................................................... 26
Moving the file store to a mapped drive or remote share .................................................... 28
Moving the vault file store .................................................................................................... 29
Reconfigure IIS Worker Process and Application Pool ....................................................... 30
™
Installing Autodesk Vault Server 2012 on Windows Vista , Windows 7, Server 2008, Server
2008 R2 ................................................................................................................................... 32
Configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 ............................................................. 32
User Account Control .......................................................................................................... 35
Setting up a remote backup location ....................................................................................... 36
Configuring a remote Vault connection using FQDN .............................................................. 37
How to increase the timeout values on the Autodesk Vault Server ........................................ 37
Running Autodesk Vault Server with SSL ............................................................................... 38
Configuring the DM Server machine ................................................................................... 38
Configure the AutodeskDM Virtual Directory to require SSL Access .................................. 39
Configure IIS 7.0 with an SSL Certificate. ........................................................................... 39
Configuring a Client Computer with Internet Explorer 7 ...................................................... 41
Configuring a Client Computer with Internet Explorer 8 ...................................................... 42
Login from client applications using SSL ............................................................................. 45
Using Vault with a Proxy Server ............................................................................................. 46
Change the proxy settings in Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x ...................................................... 46
Configure the proxy server to use a host name .................................................................. 46
Bypassing a Proxy Server with the Application config file ................................................... 47
Autodesk Vault Server Log Files ............................................................................................. 48
Vault server log files ............................................................................................................ 48
Autodesk Vault Server 2012 installation log files ................................................................ 48
Autodesk Server Diagnostic Tool Log files.......................................................................... 49
Microsoft SQL Server log files ............................................................................................. 49
DWG iFilter Log files ............................................................................................................ 49
Customize W3C Extended Logging ........................................................................................ 50
Vault Collaboration and Professional 2012 Multisite Replication............................................ 53
Scalability of Replication ...................................................................................................... 53
Content Center in a Replicated Environment ...................................................................... 54
Private Content Center Folder ............................................................................................. 54
Seeding the Content Center Folders ................................................................................... 56
Revision History ...................................................................................................................... 57
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Introduction
The Advanced Configuration Guide contains additional information for setting up the
®
®
Autodesk Vault Server 2012. The topics in this guide relate to the Autodesk Vault Server
and can be used for all versions of Vault 2012 unless otherwise noted in the instructions for
each configuration. As these topics cover advanced configurations, some familiarity with IT
®
procedures is assumed. For more information, refer to the Autodesk Vault Server
implementation and Managing Your Data guides.
Installing Autodesk Vault Server 2012
For standard installation configurations, consult the Autodesk Vault Server 2012
Implementation guide.
Customizing your Autodesk Vault Server 2012 installation
To customize your installation perform the following:
1. From the Install >Configure Installation screen, select the down arrow Server
application for hosting the central database.
2. Database options will allow you to specify the SQL installation location if SQL has
not been installed previously. Also, if a remote SQL location is available this option
will be available. You will have the option to set the SQL sa password during
installation by checking the box next to Use my SQL credentials.
**This will need to be entered if the AutodeskVault SQL instance was installed prior
to the Autodesk Vault Server with a sa password other than the default
AutodeskVault@26200. Additionally, you can specify the impersonation user
account if desired.
Rev. 1.6
-1-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
3. Vault Server 2012 has the option to automatically configure IIS to a port other than
the default HTTP port, 80.
4. Selecting the up arrow at the top of the available options will return you to the
installation product list.
Rev. 1.6
-2-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Installing Autodesk Vault Server 2012 with other web
applications using a different .NET version
The Autodesk data management software will usually coexist with other web applications in
the Default Web Site of IIS. However, there are certain applications that require a different
.NET Framework version. This section illustrates how you can configure the Autodesk Vault
Server Virtual directory to run under a different .NET version in the Default Application pool.
You cannot run two different versions of .NET Framework in the same application pool with
IIS 6.0. To work around this limitation, you will need to create a second application pool, and
then configure it to run .NET Framework 2.0. Prior to running the Autodesk Vault Server
installation you will have to configure the Default Web Site to use .NET 2.0.
Internet Information Services (IIS) 6
Note: Changing this setting will disable all other virtual folders under the Default Web Site to
use .NET 2.0 until you change it back to the required .NET version for that application.
Open the IIS management console.
1. Open each virtual directory and note the .NET version that it is configured to use.
2. Right-click the Default Web Site and select Properties.
3. On the ASP.NET tab, select the .NET 2.0.50727 from the drop-down list and click
OK.
4. Install Autodesk Vault Server 2012.
To create an Application Pool
1. Open (IIS Manager in the Administrative Tools of the Control Panel.
2. Right-click the Application Pools folder. Click New Application Pool.
3. In the Application pool ID field, enter AutodeskAppPL.
4. Select the Use existing application pool as template radio button and use the
DefaultAppPool as a template.
5. Click the OK button to apply the changes.
To assign the new Application Pool
1. Expand the Default Web Site and navigate to the AutodeskDM\Services virtual
directory.
2. Right-click on the Services directory and select Properties.
3. In the Directory tab, change the Application Pool drop-down to the newly created
AutodeskAppPL Application Pool.
4. Apply the changes and close the properties of the Services virtual directory.
To reset the .NET Framework version
1. Open the properties of the Default Web Site.
2. In the ASP.NET tab, select the original .Net version from the drop-down list. Note: If
you are changing this from .NET 2.0 to a different version you will have to reconfigure
the AutodeskDM\Services virtual directory back to .NET 2.0.
3. Re-check all Virtual directories to make sure the correct .NET version is configured
for the application.
Rev. 1.6
-3-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Internet Information Services (IIS) 7
To create an Application Pool
1. Open IISManager in the Administrative Tools of the Control Panel.
2. Right-click the Application Pools folder. Click Add Application Pool.
3. In the Name field, enter AutodeskAppPL.
4. Leave the other two fields at their default and make sure Start application pool
immediately is selected. Please ensure that .NET Framework version is set to
v2.0.50727
5. Click the OK button to apply the changes.
To assign the new Application Pool
1. Expand the Default Web Site and navigate to the AutodeskDM\Services virtual
directory.
2. Right-click on the Services directory and select Manage Application -> Advanced
Settings.
3. Under General, change the Application Pool to AutodeskAppPl
4. Hit OK to apply the changes and close the properties of the Services virtual directory.
Installing Microsoft SQL Server prior to Autodesk Vault
Server 2012
Autodesk data management 2012 installs the Microsoft SQL 2008 SP2 x86 Express Edition
of SQL if it is unable to find an existing SQL instance named AutodeskVault. If you plan on
running a full SQL version with Vault Server 2012, it can be installed prior to the installation of
Vault Server 2012.
Note: This installation process may require the server to reboot multiple times. Please be
sure you are able to perform the necessary reboots. Also, if you use a custom password for
the SQL SA account, you will need to specify this password during the installation of the
Autodesk Vault Server. Please see the Customizing your Autodesk Vault Server 2012
Installation section in this document.
Microsoft SQL 2008:
1. Start the installation process for Microsoft SQL 2008 Server by selecting New SQL
Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation from
the installation menu.
2. The installation process installs any necessary prerequisites and begins running the
pre-installation checks. Note any errors and take the necessary corrective actions
before continuing.
3. In the Feature Selection window, select Database Engine Services. You can also
specify the installation location at this point.
4. In the Instance Configuration window, select Named instance and enter the name as
AutodeskVault.
Rev. 1.6
-4-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Note: If you install SQL without using this instance name, the Autodesk Vault Server
installation will create its own instance of SQL Server called AutodeskVault using
Microsoft SQL Express 2008 SP2. It will NOT recognize any SQL instance not
named AutodeskVault.
5. In the Server Configuration window, select the Service Accounts tab.
a. Specify the NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE account for the SQL
Server Database Engine. The local system account is also acceptable to
use. If you plan on performing backups and restores to remote locations
specify a Domain User account. Set the Startup Type to Automatic.
Rev. 1.6
-5-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
6. In the Database Engine Configuration window, select the Account Provisioning tab.
a. Select Mixed Mode authentication and set the SA password. The default
password used during a default installation for the SA password is
AutodeskVault@26200.
b. Add the local administrator account (or desired account) as a SQL Server
administrator. Only Windows users entered in this dialog will have full
rights when logging into the SQL server. All other Windows logins will
be treated as a guest account.
Rev. 1.6
-6-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Note: If you use a different SA password, you will need to use the use my
SA Credentials option in the Customizing your Autodesk Vault Server 2012
Installation section in this document.
7. Verify the installation options chosen and Install. Once the installer has finished, it
can be closed.
8. Download and install SQL 2008 SP2 and applicable hot fixes from Microsoft’s web
site if needed. The database engine version will be 10.0.4### once SP 2 has been
successfully installed.
Microsoft SQL 2008 R2
1. Start the installation process for Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 Server by selecting New
SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation
from the installation menu.
2. The installation process installs any necessary prerequisites and begins running the
pre-installation checks. Note any errors and take the necessary corrective actions
before continuing.
3. During Setup Role, select SQL Server Feature Installation
Rev. 1.6
-7-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
4. Select the Database Engine Services and any additional roles required by the
environment. SQL Server Replication is required in a Connected Workgroup
environment and the Management Tools is recommended. Please note that only
Management Tools – Basic is available in the Express version of SQL.
5. In the Instance Configuration window, select Named instance and enter the name as
AutodeskVault.
Note: If you install SQL without using this instance name, the Autodesk Vault Server
installation will create its own instance of SQL Server called AutodeskVault using
Microsoft SQL Express 2008 SP2. It will NOT recognize any SQL instance not
named AutodeskVault.
Rev. 1.6
-8-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
6. In the Server Configuration window, select the Service Accounts tab.
a. Specify the NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE account for the SQL
Server Database Engine. The local system account is also acceptable to
use. If you plan on performing backups and restores to remote locations
specify a Domain User account. Set the Startup Type to Automatic.
7. In the Database Engine Configuration window, select the Account Provisioning tab.
a. Select Mixed Mode authentication and set the SA password. The default
password used during a default installation for the SA password is
AutodeskVault@26200.
b. Add the local administrator account (or desired account) as a SQL Server
administrator. Only Windows users entered in this dialog will have full
rights when logging into the SQL server. All other Windows logins will
be treated as a guest account.
Rev. 1.6
-9-
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Note: If you use a different SA password, you will need to use the use my
SA Credentials option in the Customizing your Autodesk Vault Server 2012
Installation section in this document.
8. Verify the installation options chosen and Install. Once the installer has finished, it
can be closed.
Reconfiguring SQL Logins
If you don’t have a domain password policy, you can skip this section. If your domain has a
password policy configured, you must use a password that complies with the policy. After the
installation is complete, reset the sa password to AutodeskVault@26200 and uncheck the
Enforce password policy check box. It is also necessary to create a SQL login account
named VaultSys. To create this account:
1. Open the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.
2. Expand the Security -> Logins folder.
3. Right-click on the Logins folder and select New Login.
4. Type VaultSys for the login name.
5. Select SQL Server Authentication.
6. Type SuperMan769400006! as the password.
Rev. 1.6
- 10 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
7. Uncheck the box for Enforce password policy.
8. Select the Server Roles page.
9. Check the boxes next to the following roles:

dbcreator

processadmin

setupadmin
10. Click OK to create the account.
Rev. 1.6
- 11 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller
Referencing the following Microsoft Article:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx:
Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller
For security reasons, Microsoft recommends that you do not install SQL Server 2008 / 2008
R2 on a domain controller. SQL Server Setup will not block installation on a computer that is
a domain controller, but the following limitations apply:

On Windows Server 2003, SQL Server services can run under a domain account or a
local system account.

You cannot run SQL Server services on a domain controller under a local service
account or a network service account.

After SQL Server is installed on a computer, you cannot change the computer from a
domain member to a domain controller. You must uninstall SQL Server before you
change the host computer to a domain controller.

After SQL Server is installed on a computer, you cannot change the computer from a
domain controller to a domain member. You must uninstall SQL Server before you
change the host computer to a domain member.

SQL Server failover cluster instances are not supported where cluster nodes are
domain controllers.

SQL Server Setup cannot create security groups or provision SQL Server service
accounts on a read-only domain controller. In this scenario, Setup will fail.
Upgrading Autodesk Vault Server 2012 to Full SQL Server
When upgrading to the full version of Microsoft SQL Server, it is assumed the appropriate IT
and engineering staff required to allow access to the server and client systems, as well as to
allow periodic system restarts are available. It is also recommended that you perform the
upgrade in a test environment prior to performing the upgrade on the production environment.
The client side systems are needed to verify that the upgrade has been performed
successfully.
The server upgrade can be performed at any time after Autodesk Vault Server has been
installed. The server may need to be rebooted one or two times during the upgrade process.
During the upgrade, the SQL server instance and the Autodesk Vault Server Services are
shut down. Anyone logged into the vault at the time is automatically disconnected. Make
sure all users are logged out of the Autodesk Vault Server. The upgrade will not affect the
state of checked out files, nor will it modify the database structure, state of the files, or parent
child relationships.
Before upgrading the SQL server, perform a backup from the Autodesk Vault Server Console
application. For more information on backing up data, see the Autodesk Vault Server
console Help.
Rev. 1.6
- 12 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Upgrading MS SQL Express 2008 to SQL Express 2008 R2
1. Launch Setup from the SQL Express 2008 R2 installation media. Select the
Installation option and begin the Upgrade wizard.
2. Select the AutodeskVault SQL instance.
3. Upgrade the instance by completing the wizard.
Upgrading MS SQL Express 2008 to Full MS SQL 2008
4. Launch Setup from the Full SQL 2008 installation media. Select the Maintenance
option and begin the Edition Upgrade wizard.
5. Verify version and or product key for Full SQL 2008 and proceed to the Select
Instance window and choose the AutodeskVault instance.
6. Upgrade the Instance. Once the instance has been upgraded, you can install the
SQL Management Studio by returning to the “Installation” option and being the New
SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation
wizard.
7. Download and apply SQL 2008 SP2 if needed.
Rev. 1.6
- 13 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Upgrading MS SQL Express 2008 R2 to Full MS SQL 2008 R2
1. Launch Setup from the Full SQL 2008 installation media. Select the Maintenance
option and begin the Edition Upgrade wizard.
2. Verify version and or product key for Full SQL 2008 and proceed to the Select
Instance window and choose the AutodeskVault instance.
Assigning SQL a custom TCP/IP Port
This section outlines the steps to set SQL to a non-standard TCP/IP port.
SQL Server 2008
1. Install full SQL Server 2008 as per the Advanced Configuration Guide.
2. On the server where SQL is installed, start the SQL Server Configuration Manager.
3. In the SQL Server Configuration Manager dialog, expand the SQL Server Network
Configuration and select Protocols for AUTODESKVAULT.
4. In the right pane double-click on the TCP\IP protocol to open its properties.
5. In the TCP\IP Properties dialog, select the Protocol tab and change the Enabled
property to Yes.
6. Select the IP Addresses tab.
7. Scroll down to the bottom of the dialog until you get to the IPAll section.
8. Change the TCP Port field to the port you desire.
9. Apply your changes and select OK to close the TCP\IP Properties dialog.
10. In the SQL Server Configuration Manager dialog, select the SQL Server Services
section in the left pane.
11. Select SQL Server (AutodeskVault) in the right-pane, right-click on it and select
Restart.
Autodesk Vault Server
1. Run C:\Windows\System32\cliconfig from and the SQL Server Client Network
Utility.
2. In the SQL Server Client Network Utility dialog, select the Alias tab.
3. In the Alias tab, select the Add button.
Rev. 1.6
- 14 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
4. In the Edit Network Library Configuration dialog, select TCP/IP under Network
Libraries.
5. In the Server alias box type the name of the server where SQL is installed along with
the instance name.
6. Uncheck the Dynamically determine port and enter the port number you configured
in step 8 above.
7. Click the OK button to apply the settings.
8. Start your Autodesk Vault Server installation.
Rev. 1.6
- 15 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
SQL Maintenance Plans
Maintenance plans can be used to schedule tasks required to make sure that the database
performs well, such as keeping database and transaction log file sizes small and checking
the database for inconsistencies.
The following steps are universal across all versions of SQL in use with Vault 2012 (Express
and Full SQL). The complete list of supported database engines is located in the product
readme file. **Please note that if you are running SQL Express and do not have the SQL
Management Studio installed, the following steps can be completed through the example
script listed under the section Creating a Maintenance Script for Microsoft SQL Express.
1. Login to the SQL Management Studio
2. Expand Databases, expand System Databases
3. Right Click on tempdb and select properties
4. Under the Files page, increase the initial size to 500 MB (or greater) for both the
database and log file.
5. Under the Options page, set the Recovery model to Simple and the Compatibility level
to SQL Server 2008 (100).
6. Select OK.
Rev. 1.6
- 16 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Creating a SQL Maintenance Plan for Full SQL
Maintenance plans can be used to schedule tasks required to make sure that the database
performs well, such as keeping database and transaction log file size small and checking the
database for inconsistencies.
SQL Standard / Enterprise 2008 and 2008 R2
1. Verify that the vaults have been backed up with the Autodesk Vault Server Console
before proceeding.
2. Make sure that all users are logged out of the vault server.
3. From the Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools and then double-click the
Services icon.
4. Locate the SQL Server Agent (AUTODESKVAULT) service.
5. Right-click on the SQL Server Agent (AUTODESKVAULT) and select Properties.
6. Change the Startup Type to Automatic and start the service
7. Open the Microsoft SQL Management Studio and connect to the AutodeskVault
instance. Use <ComputerName>\AutodeskVault as the server name and press
Connect.
8. Right-click on the Vault database and select properties.
Rev. 1.6
- 17 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
9. On the Files Page, set the initial size for the database log file to 500 MB. Set the
Autogrowth property for the Vault MDF file to 100 Megabytes. For custom libraries,
set this to 25 MB.
Note: Do not change the size of the log files and the KnowledgeVaultMaster
databases and log files.
10. On the Options page, change the Recovery Model to Simple, Compatibility Level to
SQL Server 2008 (100) and change the Auto Shrink drop-down list to False. All
values under the Automatic heading should be set as shown below.
Rev. 1.6
- 18 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
11. Perform these same steps for all of the Vault and library databases (steps 8 – 10).
12. Expand the Management folder and select the Maintenance Plan folder.
Rev. 1.6
- 19 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
13. Right-click on the Maintenance Plan folder and select Maintenance Plan Wizard, hit
next if the following dialog appears.
14. In the Select Plan Properties dialog, enter Vault Maintenance Plan for the name and
then click on the Change button to set the schedule.
15. In the Job Schedule Properties dialog, set the plan to run after an Autodesk Vault
Server Console backup has completed. Depending on the size of your dataset, this
schedule may have to be run on a different day and time of the week. You may want
to run this task on a Saturday to determine the amount of time it will take to complete
and then decide the best day and time to run this job on a regular basis.
Rev. 1.6
- 20 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
16. In the Select Maintenance Task dialog, check the following options:
Rev. 1.6
- 21 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
17. In the Select Maintenance Task Order dialog, set the order to the following
18. In the Define Database Check Integrity Task dialog, select All user databases from
the databases drop-down list and check the box next to Include Indexes.
Rev. 1.6
- 22 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
19. In the Define Rebuild Index Task dialog, select All user databases from the
Databases drop-down list.
20. In the Define Update Statistics Task dialog, select the following options.
Rev. 1.6
- 23 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
21. In the Define Cleanup History Task dialog, select cleanup options as needed.
22. In the Select Report Options dialog, specify the location for the maintenance reports.
23. Click Next and then Finish.
Rev. 1.6
- 24 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Creating a Maintenance Script for Microsoft SQL Express
Microsoft SQL Express does not allow you to create a maintenance plan inside of SQL
Server Management Studio Express. The following describes creating a manual SQL
maintenance plan
Copy the script below and paste it into a new file saved as VaultMaintenance.bat.
The following is an example of how to run the batch file from the root of C:\ against a
database named Vault and output the results to a text file.
C:\VaultMaintenance.bat Vault > results.txt
Note: A direct copy-paste from this document will require the line breaks be repaired. Also
note that the user executing the maintenance plan will need to have permissions to do so
inside of SQL. This can be accomplished during the installation of SQL
REM This begins the maintenance plan.
@echo off
if "%1"=="" goto NOPARAM
set VAULTNAME=[%1]
set VAULTLOG=[%1_log]
@echo Setting tempdb database parameters
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE [tempdb]
SET COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL = 100"
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE [tempdb]
MODIFY FILE ( NAME = N'tempdev', SIZE = 512000KB )"
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE [tempdb]
MODIFY FILE ( NAME = N'templog', SIZE = 512000KB )"
@echo Setting database compatibility to 100
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE
%VAULTNAME% SET COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL = 100"
@echo Setting database recovery model to simple...
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE
%VAULTNAME% SET RECOVERY SIMPLE"
@echo Setting database Autogrowth value...
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE
%VAULTNAME% MODIFY FILE (NAME=%VAULTNAME%, FILEGROWTH=100MB)"
@echo Setting database Log filesize...
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE
%VAULTNAME% MODIFY FILE ( NAME = %VAULTLOG%, SIZE = 512000KB )"
@echo Setting database Autoclose to false...
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "ALTER DATABASE
%VAULTNAME% SET AUTO_CLOSE OFF WITH NO_WAIT"
@echo Reindexing %1 database...
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "USE %VAULTNAME%
DECLARE tableCursor CURSOR FOR SELECT NAME FROM sysobjects WHERE xtype
in('U') DECLARE @tableName nvarchar(128) OPEN tableCursor FETCH NEXT FROM
tableCursor INTO @tableName WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 BEGIN DBCC
DBREINDEX(@tableName, '') FETCH NEXT FROM tableCursor INTO @tableName END
CLOSE tableCursor DEALLOCATE tableCursor"
@echo Updating Statistics on %1 database...
Rev. 1.6
- 25 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
sqlcmd -U sa -P AutodeskVault@26200 -S".\AutodeskVault" -Q "EXEC sp_updatestats"
goto EXIT
:NOPARAM
echo [FAIL] Please indicate Vault database
pause
:EXIT
REM This ends the maintenance plan.
Managing a remote file store
To move the location of your file store to a mapped drive or remote shared location:
The vault supports two basic file store configurations:
1. File store located on the Autodesk Vault Server.
Rev. 1.6
- 26 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
2. File store located on a remote file server that has a shared folder.
A remote file server can be used for hosting the file store and/or backing up and restoring
vault data. This section describes the steps required to configure a remote file store.
Rev. 1.6
- 27 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Moving the file store to a mapped drive or remote share
For simplicity purposes, the computer hosting Autodesk Vault Server is called DMMachine
and the computer hosting the remote file store is called FSMachine. The domain name is
MyDomain. We are also assuming that the server where Autodesk Vault Server is installed
is a member server and not a domain controller.
If you have the Autodesk Vault Server installed on a domain control, the AutodeskVault
domain account is used and you can go the Moving the File Store section below.
Create a new domain user account.
1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers and select an Organizational Unit
(OU) to create the account in.
2. Create an account named AutodeskRemote. Set the password to match your
domain password policy and set the password to never expire.
Create a remote share.
1. Open Windows Explorer on the FSMachine and create a directory called VaultData.
2. Right-click on the folder and select Properties.
3. Go to the Sharing tab and create a new share named VaultData.
4. Click Permissions and set the AutodeskRemote, Network Service, and System
user to Full Control.
5. Click OK in the Permissions for Share dialog box.
6. Go to the Security tab and add the AutodeskRemote account and set it to Full
Control permission.
Setting the new account in the Autodesk Vault Server Console
1. On the DMMachine, open the Autodesk Vault Server console.
2. Select Tools -> Administration.
3. In the Advanced Settings tab select the Settings button next to Advanced
Configuration settings.
Rev. 1.6
- 28 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
4. In the Advanced Settings dialog, change the User Name to
MyDomain\AutodeskRemote and type in the corresponding password.
5. Apply the changes and then click OK.
Moving the vault file store
1. Select the vault which you would like to move to a different location.
2. Select Actions -> Move File Store.
3. Set the New File Store Location field to \\FSMachine\VaultData.
4. Click OK.
Rev. 1.6
- 29 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Reconfigure IIS Worker Process and Application Pool
IIS 6
1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers and select an Organizational Unit
(OU) to create the account in.
2. Create an account named AutodeskID. Set the password to match your domain
password policy
3. Make the AutodeskID account a member of the IIS_WPG local group on
DMMachine.
4. Give AutodeskID account Full Control permissions to the %SystemRoot%\Temp
directory on DMMachine.
5. Give the AutodeskID account Full Control permissions to the \\FSMachine\VaultData
remote file store directory.
6. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and create a new Application Pool
named AutodeskAppPL.
7. Open the properties of the AutodeskAppPL Application Pool and go to the Identity
tab.
8. Add the domain account AutodeskID, set the password and apply the changes.
9. Expand the Default Web Site and navigate to the AutodeskDM\Services virtual
directory.
10. Right-click on the Services directory and go to the Directory tab.
11. Change the Application Pool pull-down to the newly created AutodeskAppPL
Application Pool.
12. Apply the changes and close the properties of the Default Web site.
13. Close the IIS Manager.
14. Open a Command prompt and type IISRESET.
15. Add new files to the vault and verify that the properties are able to be indexed.
IIS 7
1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers and select an Organizational Unit
(OU) to create the account in.
2. Create an account named AutodeskID. Set the password to match your domain
password policy
3. Make the AutodeskID account a member of the IIS_WPG local group on
DMMachine.
4. Give AutodeskID account Full Control permissions to the %SystemRoot%\Temp
directory on DMMachine.
5. Give the AutodeskID account Full Control permissions to the \\FSMachine\VaultData
remote file store directory.
6. Right click on the Application Pools and select Add Application Pool.
7. In the Add Application Pool dialog, name the application pool AutodeskAppPL and
keep the other options at their default.
8. In the Applications Pool listing, find your newly created application pool and right click
on it.
9. Select the Advanced Settings.
Rev. 1.6
- 30 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
10. Under Process Model, Select Identity and change the Identity to use the Domain
account (AutodeskID) that you created earlier.
11. Expand the Default Web Site and navigate to the AutodeskDM\Services virtual
directory.
12. Right-click on the Services directory and select Manage Application -> Advacned
Settings.
16. Change the Application Pool to the newly created AutodeskAppPL Application Pool.
17. Apply the changes and close the properties of the Default Web site.
18. Close the IIS Manager.
19. Open a Command prompt and type IISRESET.
13. Add new files to the vault and verify that the properties are able to be indexed
Rev. 1.6
- 31 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Installing Autodesk Vault Server 2012 on Windows Vista™,
Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2
Note: IIS 7.0 has a limit of 10 simultaneous requests on non-server OS editions. When the
connection limit is reached, the request is queued until the number of currently processing
requests drops below the limit. IIS then will take the first request in the queue and starts to
process it. Previous versions of IIS would return an Error 403.9 Access Forbidden – Too
many users are connected.
Configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0
If you will be using Microsoft® Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 with Autodesk Vault
Server, IIS 7.0 may be configured before you install Autodesk Vault Server. IIS 7.0 can be
installed by the Autodesk Vault Server 2012 installation process as well. If you are installing
IIS 7.0 manually, follow the steps below to configure the system options:
Rev. 1.6
- 32 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Windows Vista / 7
1. From the Windows Start menu select Settings > Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features.
3. In the Programs and Features group, click Turn Windows Features On or Off.
4. If prompted to allow the application to run, click Continue.
5. Select the following options underneath Internet Information Services:
IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility; IIS Management Console;
.NET Extensibility; ASP.NET; ISAPI Extensions; ISAPI Filters; Default
Document; Directory Browsing; HTTP Errors; Static Content; HTTP Logging;
Request Monitor; Static Content Compression; Request Filtering.
6.
Rev. 1.6
- 33 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Windows 2008 / 2008 R2
1. From the Windows Start menu select Server Manager.
2. Under Roles Summary select Add Role.
3. Select Web Server (IIS) and add the following Roles:
Rev. 1.6
- 34 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
User Account Control
If you plan to schedule automatic backups using ADMS Console, the User Account Control
settings in Windows Vista \ 7 \ 2008 \ 2008 R2 must be configured to allow applications to
run without prompting for administrator permission. Note: Configuring the following settings
will affect all of the applications on your computer. All applications will be run without
prompting for administrator approval.
1. From the Windows Start menu, type Run.
2. In the Run dialog box, enter secpol.msc. Click OK.
3. When you are prompted to allow the security policy application to run, click Continue.
4. In the Local Security Policy dialog box, expand:a. Security Settings

Local Policies

Security Options
5. Locate the User Account Control: Behavior of the Elevation Prompt for
Administrators policy and right-click it.
a. Click Properties.

Select Elevate without Prompting, and then click OK.
6. Locate the User Account Control: Run All Administrators in Admin Approval
Mode policy and right-click it.
a. Click Properties.
7. Select Disable, and then click OK
Additionally, portions of the UAC can be disabled through control panel.
Rev. 1.6
- 35 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Setting up a remote backup location
If you plan to back up your vault data to a remote share, follow the steps in the Creating a
new domain user account, Create a remote share and Setting the new account in the
Autodesk Vault Server Console sections in this document. After that is complete, you will
have to modify the SQL Service to use a domain account using the following steps:
Note: The new domain account created for these steps needs to be added to the default SQL
users group for the AutodeskVault instance. The group created by SQL 2008 is called
SQLServer2008MSSQLUser$<computername>$AUTODESKVAULT.
1. Double-click the Services icon in the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel
2. Double-click on the SQL Server (Autodeskvault) service and select the Log On tab.
3. Select the This Account radio button and enter a domain account in the form of
Domain_Name\Domain_account (with the correct password).
NOTE: If you change the service’s login credentials, you will be prompted to restart
the MS SQL Server service. Please do so for changes to take effect. In addition,
ensure that clients are not using the Autodesk Vault Server before restarting SQL
Server.”
4. Verify that the account specified has write access on the share to which you are
backing up.
Rev. 1.6
- 36 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Configuring a remote Vault connection using FQDN
To configure the Vault Server to allow remote connections over the internet using a Fully
Qualified Domain Name (FQDN):
1. Create a DNS "A" or host record for your current FQDN with your ISP.
2. Install Autodesk Vault Server on your server and verify that it works properly.
3. On your server, open the Internet Information Services Manager and expand the
Websites folder.
4. Right-click on the website that contains the AutodeskDM virtual directory. Click
Properties.
5. In the Properties dialog box, click the Website tab.
6. On the Website tab, click Advanced.
7. In the Advanced Website Identification dialog box, under the Multiple identities for the
website, click Add.
8. In the Add/Edit Web Site Identification dialog box, select the correct IP address that
will interact with the website.
9. Enter the TCP port you want to use. If this is not port 80, then your clients will have to
add ":<port#>" at the end of the FQDN in order for the connection to work.
10. In the Host Header value, enter the FQDN.
11. Click OK to close each dialog box.
Note: Additional settings may be required for your router or firewall. Check with your IT
department for the necessary changes.
How to increase the timeout values on the Autodesk Vault
Server
As the vault database increases in size, you may have to modify some timeout values on the
server to allow for the server to process more data. Increase the timeout values for client and
server functions:
1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ADMS
Product 2012\Server\Web\Services directory.
2. Create a backup copy of the Web.config file.
3. Open the Web.config file with Notepad and look for the following line:
Note: these values may be different, depending on the size of the vault and the
speed of the server it is installed on. Higher values may be necessary.
4. Save the Web.config file.
5. Open a command prompt and type IISRESET.
Note: If you increase the defaultCommand value higher then 1000, you must increase
the executionTimeout value to an equal or higher value. This is found on the following
line:
Rev. 1.6
- 37 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Running Autodesk Vault Server with SSL
Setting up the Autodesk Vault Server to use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a two step
process.
1. On the DM Server machine, install the certificate and setup the website SSL
preferences.
2. Verify that the clients can communicate properly with SSL.
Configuring the DM Server machine
It is outside of the scope of this document to instruct you how to setup SSL under IIS. For
more information, visit the following web resources. Note that some steps may be different
depending upon the version of Windows that you are currently using.


Obtaining Server Certificates http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/86120d58-f2c2-4a1b-8b708bee6a5227981033.mspx?pf=true
* When creating the certificate, you will need to specify the Common Name for your
web site. If your Vault will be accessible from the Internet, use the FQDN (Fully
Qualified Domain Name) as the common name (ex. vault.abccorp.com). If you are
connecting internally only, you can use the computer name of the DM server as the
common name.
Installing the Server Certificate http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/36d88d14-7dad-4168-a34258aee9b536021033.mspx?pf=true
By default, the Autodesk Vault Server installer does not configure the AutodeskDM Virtual
Directory to require SSL. After the certificate has been installed on the Default Web Site,
users are able to login to the Autodesk Vault Server using both secured and unsecured
connections.
Unsecured logins can be accomplished by using localhost, 127.0.0.1, machine name or IP
address in the server field of the login dialog.
Secured logins must use the common name to which the certificate was issued.
If Vault Web Client is installed on the server, clients will need to access it from their web
browser with https://servername/AutodeskDM/Webclient.
Rev. 1.6
- 38 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Configure the AutodeskDM Virtual Directory to require SSL Access
NOTE: The following procedure uses the Internet Information Services Manager to configure
the AutodeskDM Virtual Directory to require SSL for access.
1. Log into the computer hosting the Vault Server as a local or domain administrator.
2. From the Start Menu, select Settings > Control Panel.
3. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double click Internet Information
Services.
4. Click Web Sites under your server name.
5. Select the Default Web Site and expand it. This web site must have the certificate
you created installed to it.
6. Right-click the AutodeskDM virtual directory and click Properties.
7. Select the Directory Security tab.
8. Click Edit under Secure Communications.
NOTE: If the View Certificate button is unavailable, the certificate that you created
has not been installed on the AutodeskDM Virtual Directory’s parent web site. Install
a certificate before continuing with the rest of this process.
9. Click Require secure channel (SSL). Clients browsing to this directory must now use
HTTPS.
10. Click OK.
11. Click OK.
12. If the Inheritance Overrides dialog is displayed, click Select All and then click OK.
The new security settings are applied to all subdirectories of the AutodeskDM virtual
directory.
13. Close the Internet Information Services Console.
Configure IIS 7.0 with an SSL Certificate.
Configure the Server.
NOTE: The following procedure uses the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to
configure IIS7 to require SSL for access.
1. Log into the computer hosting the Vault Server as a local or domain administrator.
2. From the Start Menu, select Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Administrative Tools, then double click the Internet Information
Services (IIS) Manager.
4. Select the IIS server listed on the left hand pane, and then double-click Server
Certificates.
Rev. 1.6
- 39 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
5.
6. If you already have a certificate from a Certificate Authority, you can Import your
certificate by using the Actions pane on the right hand side of the Server
Certificates window. You can also create a Self-Signed Certificate from the
Actions pane.
NOTE: The remainder of this document outlines using a Self-Signed Certificate
named AutodeskDM.
7. Select Create Self-Signed Certificate. Name the certificate AutodeskDM, click OK.
8. Expand the Sites tree and select the website that is hosting the AutodesDM virtual
Directory. In the image below, the website is Default Web Site. Select Default Web
Site and click Bindings from the Actions pane.
9. Click Add and change the type to https and change the SSL Certificate to
AutodeskDM (or your imported certificate.) Click OK
10. If you wish to restrict all non SSL vault communication, click the http binding and
select remove.
11. Close the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Rev. 1.6
- 40 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Configuring a Client Computer with Internet Explorer 7
To verify that the SSL client/server communication is properly setup, open Internet Explorer
and browse to https://<servername>. If the connection is not working, the Security Alert
dialog box is displayed.
1. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).
2. Click the Certificate Error message next to the Address bar and choose View
Certificates.
3. Click Install Certificate.
Rev. 1.6
- 41 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
4. Follow the Certificate Import Wizard and Place the certificate in the Trusted Root
Certification Authorities.
5. Allow the certificate to finish loading by selecting Yes at the following prompt, if
asked.
Configuring a Client Computer with Internet Explorer 8
To verify that the SSL client/server communication is properly setup, open Internet Explorer
and browse to https://<servername>. If the connection is not working, the Security Alert
dialog box is displayed.
1. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).
2. Export the certificate from the server.
Rev. 1.6
- 42 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
a. Open IIS Manager from Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet
Information Services Manager.
b. Highlight the computer name.
c. On the right hand side find the Server Certificates Option and double click.
d. Find the certificate that you are using in the list and highlight it.
e. Right click and select Export.
f. Select a shared location to save the certificate and enter a password for the
certificate.
3. Open the share from the client PC and find the newly created certificate.
Rev. 1.6
- 43 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
4. Double click to open the certificate and start the Certificate Import Wizard.
5. Click next on the File to import screen as the file shown should be the certificate you
selected earlier.
Rev. 1.6
- 44 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
6. Enter the password you created for the certificate when you exported it from the
server.
7. Select Place all Certificates in the following store and select the Trusted Root
Certification Authorities.
8. Finish the wizard.
Login from client applications using SSL
1. In the Log in dialog box, enter your user name, password, and the name of the database.
2. For the name of the server, specify the machine name of the server with the prefix: https://.
For example:
https://ServerName
If you are using a different SSL port: https://ServerName:XXX where XXX is the SSL
communication port number.
NOTE: The secured login depends on the certificate issued to the server machine. If it is
issued for the machine name, then only https://ServerName will work. Otherwise, if the
certificate is issued for a dedicated IP, then only https://serverIPAddress will work as a
secure vault login.
Rev. 1.6
- 45 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Using Vault with a Proxy Server
This section describes setting up a proxy to enable successful Autodesk Client/Server data
communication.
If a client machine connects to the web server through a proxy server, then all calls to the
Autodesk Vault Server from any Autodesk client will fail. To have a successful Autodesk
Client/Server communication, you need to bypass the proxy server.
Change the proxy settings in Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
3. Select the Connections tab.
4. Click LAN Settings.
5. If Automatically Detect Settings is selected, remove the check box.
6. If the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box is enabled, turn on the Bypass
proxy server for local addresses check box.
7. Click the Advanced button next to the Port field.
8. In the Proxy Setting dialog, add the server name and IP address into the Exceptions
field.
9. Click OK.
10. Click OK.
11. Click OK to close Internet Options.
All addresses without a period, for example: http://webserver, will bypass the proxy and be
resolved directly.
If Internet Explorer continues to connect to the assigned HTTP proxy server, then the HTTP
proxy address may contain a period. If this happens, configure the proxy server to use a host
name.
Configure the proxy server to use a host name
1. Follow steps 1-5 above for changing the proxy settings in Internet Explorer.
2. If the “Address” field is http://webserver.domainname.com or http://10.0.0.1, then
change it to http://webserver only.
3. Click OK and close Internet Explorer Options.
For more information on advanced proxy bypass configurations:

Read Microsoft Knowledge Base article 262981: Internet Explorer Uses Proxy Server
for Local IP Address Even if the 'Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses' Option Is
Turned On

Read the Microsoft document Working with Proxy Servers
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc939852.aspx)
Rev. 1.6
- 46 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Bypassing a Proxy Server with the Application config file
By default HttpWebRequest's uses the proxy setting specified inside of Internet Explorer.
You can change those settings by going to Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections
Tab -> LAN Settings Button. You can disable auto detection by un-checking the
"Automatically Detect Settings" button. In most cases this allows the client application to
function properly. However, in some cases you may experience slow connectivity and
delayed responses from the application when connected to Autodesk Vault Server. There is
an option to disable proxy configuration through your application.exe.config file:
In this example, for Inventor, the config file is located in the following directory. Each client
application has a similar config file. Make a backup copy of the file and then edit the file using
Notepad.exe ONLY.
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\Bin\Inventor.exe.config"
Add this line of code to the file:
<system.net>
<defaultProxy >
<proxy autoDetect="False"/>
</defaultProxy>
</system.net
After you have added the text, save and close the file. The changes will take effect the next
time the application is started.
Rev. 1.6
- 47 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Autodesk Vault Server Log Files
This section shows you where to find the various log files and other files used for
troubleshooting potential problems with Autodesk Vault.
For the purposes of this section, we refer to the %temp% folder. This is the temp folder
location defined for the Windows user account that is logged in on the computer. By default,
this folder is located in the following location for Windows XP and Server 2003
C:\Documents and Settings\ACCOUNTNAME\Local Settings\Temp
And the following location for Windows Vista, 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2.
C:\Users\ACCOUNTNAM\AppData\Local\Temp
In this example, ACCOUNTNAME is the name of your user account in Windows.
Vault server log files
There are primarily two different log files to look for in this location. Each of these is described
in full detail below.
Folder location and file names:
Microsoft Windows™ XP / Server 2003 - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Autodesk\VaultServer\FileStore
Microsoft Vista™ / Windows 7 / Server 2008 / Server 2008 R2 C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\VaultServer\Filestore
Vlog-YYYYMMDD.txt
Any server-side problems relevant to Check-in, Check-out, Get Latest Version, Undo Checkout, Advanced Search and other operations performed from within Vault Explorer or one of
the supported product add-ins are written into these log files.
ADMSConsoleLog-YYYYMMDD.txt
Any server-side problems relevant to backup, restore, re-index, purge or other operations
performed within Autodesk Vault Server Console are written into these logs.
Emaillog-YYYYMMDD.txt
Email sent from the server.
Autodesk Vault Server 2012 installation log files
During the installation of Autodesk Vault Server there may be errors reported the by the
diagnostic tool or during the installation itself. These errors are recorded in log files.
Pre-check log:
%temp%\EDMlog
Prechecks.xml
Prechecks.xsl
Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 client installation logs:
Rev. 1.6
- 48 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
%temp%
Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 Install.log
Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 Setup.log
Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 server installation logs:
%temp%
Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 (Server) Install.log
Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 (Server) Setup.log
Autodesk Server Diagnostic Tool Log files
If you run the Autodesk Server Diagnostic Tool, the log files are located in the
%temp%\EDMLog directory.
Autodesk Server Diagnostic Tool:
%temp%\EDMLog
DiagTool.xml
DiagToolLog.xsl
Microsoft SQL Server log files
Folder location and file names:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\%SQL_INSTANCE%\LOG
Errorlog
Errorlog.1
Errorlog.2
Errorlog.3
The SQL logs are named sequentially with the most recent (current) file being named errorlog
followed by errorlog.1 then errorlog.2 and so on.
DWG iFilter Log files
There are log files maintained by the various iFilters used when performing some Vault
operations like re-index. These log files can be helpful when troubleshooting problems with
block attributes or properties not indexing as expected in Vault Explorer.
Folder location and file names:
Depending on your server setup, your iFilter log files may be contained in a different location.
C:\Windows\Temp\ OR %TEMP%
DWGFILT.*.log
Rev. 1.6
- 49 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Customize W3C Extended Logging
The W3C Extended log file format is the default log file format for IIS. It is a customizable
ASCII text-based format. You can use IIS Manager to select which fields to include in the log
file. [W3C Extended Log File Format]
1. From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet
Information Services
2. In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, expand the Web Sites folder, right-click
the Default Web site, and click Properties.
3. On the Web Site tab, select the Enable logging check box (if it is not already
selected).
Rev. 1.6
- 50 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
4. In the Active log format drop-down list, select W3C Extended Log File Format and
click the Properties button.
(BEFORE)
NOTE: Before changing the extended properties, write down or take snapshots of currently
selected W3C properties in case of wanting to go back to the original state in the future.
5. On the Advanced tab (for Windows 2003 server) or Extended Properties tab (for
Windows XP), select logging ALL properties.
(AFTER)
6. Click OK and close IIS Manager.
Rev. 1.6
- 51 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
7. From the Windows Start menu, select Run. Type: iisreset and then click OK to
restart IIS.
8. IIS logs are located in the following directories:
a. C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1 – for the Default Web site
communication.
b. C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\HTTPERR – for IIS errors logs.
Rev. 1.6
- 52 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Vault Collaboration and Professional 2012 Multisite
Replication
This section addresses topics specifically related to the unique environments associated with
replicating data to multiple work sites.
Scalability of Replication
Replication uses a single database for all sites and replicates the file store to each location.
This architecture has distinct advantages in ease of implementation, end user experience and
the instantaneous nature of the information availability. This architecture is not suited to
multiple sites that are distributed over great distances or poor networks. It is recommended
that the replication environments are not distributed across multiple continents.
If you are unsure of the appropriateness of Replication in your environment you can easily
estimate the performance. The performance can be gauged between two remote sites by
browsing a network share between the sites. If the responsiveness of the remote share is
deemed acceptable for daily access Replication should also be acceptable. Vault
communicates via http which is more efficient than the default windows system which is
observed when browsing a remote share.
Rev. 1.6
- 53 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Content Center in a Replicated Environment
Introduction
Autodesk Inventor Standard Content is delivered in the form of library databases that are
hosted by the Autodesk Vault Server. Users access these library databases through Inventor
to automatically create selected library components as Inventor part files. Once instanced
these components are stored in a folder defined by the Inventor project file. When the
assembly is then checked into Vault, the instanced Content components are also checked
into Vault.
In a Replicated Autodesk Vault environment we can tune the performance of Content Center
by altering the configuration of the Inventor project file.
Assumptions
The following examples assume all software including the Content has been installed. These
examples also assume the reader has a functional understanding of how Content is
instantiated and referenced. If required please reference the Content Center help files.
The following diagrams show the SQL server as a separate computer for clarity. SQL Server
may be on a separate computer or on the Autodesk Vault Server, either case is supported
and has no impact on the workflows detailed in this document.
Private Content Center Folder
The default configuration when using Inventor is for each client to have a private Content
folder.
Advantages:

Suitable for assemblies that have a high volume of Content components by
eliminating network traffic for existing local components.

Allows each user to have only the content they use in their Private Content Folder.
Disadvantages:

Consumes considerable disk space on the client

Each client must instantiate each referenced component in their Private Content
Folder
Rev. 1.6
- 54 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Private Content Example
1. Client 1 creates an instance of a component from the Content Center database. The
instanced part file is written to the Private Content Center folder located on the client
computer.
2. User checks in the instanced component as part of an assembly. The Content part is
copied into the Vault file store.
Note: Keeping the part file in the local folder will remove the delays, for this user, due
to instancing the part file or copying it from the file store.
3. Client 2 inserts the same component that Client 1 used. Since the part does not yet
exist in the Private Content Center Folder for Client 2 it must be instanced from the
database.
4. Once instanced the assembly may be checked into Vault. Vault knows that this
component already exists and will resolve the assembly with the existing component
in the file store.
5. During the scheduled replication at each Autodesk Vault Server the Content
components will be copied to the local file store at each site.
6. Client 3 inserts the same component that Client 1 & 2 have previously used. The
component must be instanced from the remote database. This is the same process
as Client 2 in step 3 but the instantiation delay may be increased based upon the
distance and network latency between the client and the SQL Server.
Rev. 1.6
- 55 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Seeding the Content Center Folders
The re-instancing of existing components can be avoided by performing a Get Entire Folder
from the Vault thick client. This will seed the Content Center Folder with all instanced Content
that has been checked into the Vault. This applies to both the Private and Shared Content
Center Folders. In environments where new content is created frequently it may be
advantages to perform this operation on regular basis.
Rev. 1.6
- 56 -
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Revision History
Revision
Comments
Date
1.0
Modified 2011 Guide for SQL changes
2/7/2011 – 2/17/2011
1.1
Updated Misc areas and SQL Maint plan
2/17/2011 – 3/15/2011
1.2
Removed Automated Backups section
3/15/2011
1.3
Finalized SQL Maint. Plan section
3/17/2011
1.4
Revised product verbiage
3/21/2011
1.5
Table of Contents updated
3/28/2011
1.6
Formatting adjustments
4/5/2011
Rev. 1.6
- 57 -
Download PDF
Similar pages