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Metalogix ControlPoint 8.2 - Advanced Installation Guide

Additional ControlPoint Configuration Tasks

if you have more than one Web front-end server in your farm, once the ControlPoint application has been installed and configured on the first Web front-end server in your SharePoint farm, SharePoint automatically propagates the ControlPoint application to all of them.  However, you will need to Configure ControlPoint for each additional Web front-end server in your farm, both when installing ControlPoint for the first time and whenever a new Web front-end server has been added to your farm).

You can perform the following tasks as needed:

·If you have not already done so during the installation of the ControlPoint application, manually configure host headers and/or alternate access mappings.  

·If you use alternate authentication providers in your farm, configure ControlPoint to recognize them.

Refer to your ControlPoint documentation for details.

REMINDER:  Each farm in a multi-farm installation has its own copy of the ControlPoint application.  Therefore, if you have installed ControlPoint on multiple farms, you must perform the entire configuration and setup process for each farm.

For information on performing additional ControlPoint management tasks (such as managing ControlPoint users and groups, and making ControlPoint available to business users), refer to The ControlPoint Administration Guide.

Configuring ControlPoint for Additional Web Front-End Servers

If you have more than one Web front-end server in your farm, SharePoint automatically propagates the ControlPoint application to all of them.  However, you must perform the following tasks manually on each additional Web front-end server:

·Convert the ControlPoint IIS Virtual Directory to an application (as described below).

·If you have configured  host headers and alternate access mappings for the ControlPoint Configuration Site,  manually configure them for additional Web front ends.  (Refer to your SharePoint documentation for details.)

NOTE:  SharePoint automatically propagates the ControlPoint application to all Web front end servers; however, it only creates the IIS Virtual Directory on the machine on which ControlPoint was installed.

To convert the ControlPoint Virtual Directory to an application:

1Open the IIS Manager on the additional Web front-end server.

2Verify that SharePoint has propagated the ControlPoint website, as indicated by its presence in the IIS of the server).

NOTE:  The amount of time it takes for SharePoint to propagate the ControlPoint website to additional Web front-end servers depends on a number of factors, including the size of your farm.  

3In the Connection tree, navigate to Sites > ControlPoint >_layouts > Axceler.

4Right--click and choose Convert to Application.

IIS Manager 1

Note that, once an  IIS Virtual Directory is converted to an application, its icon changes.

IIS Manager CHANGED ICON

5Repeat Steps 1-4 for each additional front-end server in your farm.

Launching ControlPoint

Use one of the following options to start the ControlPoint application.

From your workstation browser:

Enter http://<server_machine_name>:<port_number> or <host_name>/_layouts/axceler/xcMain.aspx.

(The server machine name is the name of the machine on which ControlPoint is installed.  1818 is the default port number for the ControlPoint Web application.)

NOTE:  If you are a ControlPoint Application Administrator logging in for the first time, complete the login screen using the account that was designated as the ControlPoint Site Collection Administrator account at the time the ControlPoint application was installed.

From the server on which ControlPoint is installed:

1Log into the server using the account that was designated as the ControlPoint Service Account at the time the ControlPoint application was installed.

2From the Windows Start menu, choose Metalogix > ControlPoint > Launch ControlPoint Application or click the Launch ControlPoint desktop icon.

Upgrading from a Previous Version of ControlPoint

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of ControlPoint,  the upgrade process is the same as that for First Time Installation and Configuration, with the following exceptions:

·after installing the new files, you will be given the option to Upgrade ControlPoint

CP Installer UPGRADE

·the license key, ControlPoint Service (xcAdmin) database, and ControlPoint Configuration site will be retained and updated, and

·if you have installed Discovery and/or SCM Services, they will be recreated in the folder C:\Program Files\Metalogix\ControlPoint\ControlPointFeatures\Services, and all settings (including the Connection String), will be preserved.

NOTE:  If, prior to version 8.0, you installed ControlPoint into an existing Web application, it is no longer necessary to use a separate, scripted "Native" installation kit to perform an upgrade.

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