PDXpert Application Server overview

The PDXpert® Application Server provides facilities for communicating with PDXpert client applications and the Microsoft® SQL Server™ database engine. It shows an administrator interface window (the "console") for configuring the system and for managing your product database and library.

In the PDXpert Application Server help topics, pay special attention to warnings like this to avoid data damage or loss.

The PDXpert Application Server requires complete and exclusive control of its database. Do not add your own table, view, stored procedure, or other resource in the PDXpertDB database. Do not alter PDXpert tables, views or other objects. During an upgrade, PDXpert may add, alter or drop tables, and make other changes. An upgrade drops all stored procedures, functions, triggers, and views (with the Views collection), and then rebuilds. Make a separate database to hold your own objects.

Do not rename the database logical name, PDXpertDB, or physical file names, PDXpertDB.mdf / PDXpertDB_Log.ldf. Do not move the physical files out of the \Data\Database folder.

Do not add files to the server's \Data\ folder or its subfolders. Unrecognized files may interfere with proper operation or may be deleted without warning.

The PDXpert Application Server provides these functions:

  • Confirms that the user logging into the PDXpert client application software is authorized to access your data.
  • Verifies that the PDXpert client application and the database schema are compatible.
  • Supplies the database connection information to the PDXpert client application.
  • Manages the file library for the PDXpert client application.
  • Validates the software license that your organization has been given.
  • Supports database backup, restore, and relocation functions.
  • Provides a web browser link that points to the PDXpert client installer.
  • Downloads new installation software to out-of-date client computers.
  • Resets the PDXpert super administrator account password.

Before making changes to the PDXpert Application Server settings, review the appropriate sections of this help file. The How to... topics provide detailed instructions for operating the PDXpert Application Server.


Help Guide Contents [as PDF]