To create a new Data Base without administrative rights on the computer

Hello,

I would like to add new data bases in my ARAS Innovator 11 SP12, with corresponding  selection at login popup windows, but without using installation wizard that needs administrative rights on the computer.

There is a way to do that?

Thank you,

Vincent.

  • Hi Vincent,

    You can check out this blog post for information on how to restore an Innovator database from a backup. In order to add a new database to the dropdown on the login screen, you will need permission to edit the InnovatorServerConfig.xml in the installation directory of your Innovator instance (C:\Program Files (x86)\Aras\Innovator\ by default). You should see a <DB-Connection/> tag near the bottom of this file.

    You can add multiple <DB-Connection/> tags to support multiple databases, and you can use the existing one as a template for any new connections you add. The only thing you should need to change if both databases exist on the same SQL Server instance is the name of the database.

    Chris

    Christopher Gillis

    Aras Labs Software Engineer

  • Hi Christopher,

    thank you for the link and explanations, I will try it and leave feedback.

    Vincent.

  • Indeed, after verification, I can execute Innovator installer wizard, but not to modify configuration XML files since they are located on C: system directories...

    Can I move these files elsewhere?

    But, even if it doesn't solve my problem, it is good to have another way to manage databases.

    Thank you,

    Vincent.

  • Hi Vincent,

    The configuration files at the root of your install directory should not be moved. If you have permissions to run the Aras Innovator installer, one solution would be to install another instance to a different folder where you do have permissions to edit.

    Chris

  • Hello Chris,

    thank you for the quick answer. The person in charge of administrative tasks on this computer promised to be very reactive...   We'll see!

    We are currently testing ARAS so we have to try/check/modify and especially make a lot of errors!

    If there are to frequent modifications to do in configuration files, I would try to install in another folder.

    Thanks for your help!

    Vincent.