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Linking to a Different Server

You might want to use a different computer as your server or you might have incorrectly installed an additional computer that you wanted to add to an existing system, as a ROBOTILL Server. In both cases you need to change the connection settings so that the computer 'links' to a different server.

Server and Local Network

The server already needs to be installed before you can follow these steps. Click here for instructions on how to install the server.

All the computers also needs to be on a local network. You can connect the computers with a network cable or setup a wireless network. A simple home network setup will work. To do a simple test to see if your network setup is correct do this simple Network Test.

If you need help setting up the network, you can just google 'setting up a home group' or you can contact a local IT support company to help you. ROBOTILL support can help with the ROBOTILL install but will not help with setting up your network.

Changing the Connection

On the computer that you want to link the server (NOT the server or main computer), go to 'All Apps' ('All Programs' in Windows 7) > ROBOTILL > 'ROBOTILL Database Setpup'. You could alternatively just type 'ROBOTILL Database Setup' in your Windows Search Bar.

The ROBOTILL Database Setup and Connection wizard will open. Click on 'Begin Setup'.

Install on additional computer

Select 'Additional Installation' and click on 'Next'.

Linking computer to server

In the Server Name box, type the computer name of the ROBOTILL Server that you installed. Note that it needs to be the computer name as displayed on the network and not the computer description. Click on 'Next'. The Wizard wil not install SQL Server but will instead connect this computer to the server that is already installed.

If you get an error message after you followed these instructions carefully, click here.