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Version: 13.0

Deployment Scenarios

ADOIT users work with ADOIT. For this they employ the web client. In the web client scenario, ADOIT is hosted as a web-based application.

ADOIT administrators administrate ADOIT. For this they employ the Administration Toolkit. ADOIT is installed as a desktop application. The following deployment scenarios are available:

Web Client Scenario#

ADOIT is installed for use as an application server on the designated server machine. The ADOIT application server accesses the ADOIT database on a separate database server. It contains the functionality of the web client scenario. In addition, a web server is needed which takes over the communication between the client machines and the application server. To access the web server and thus the functions of ADOIT, a web browser used, which is installed on the client computers:

 ADOIT as web client scenario

Installation Requirements#

In order to install the ADOIT application server, the following requirements must be met:

  • As the ADOIT application server is installed as a Windows service, the active user must have administrator rights on the application server machine.

Operational Requirements#

The following requirements must be met before you can use ADOIT in a web client scenario:

  • A database server must be available in the network.

  • One or more ADOIT databases must have been initialised beforehand using the ADOIT Database Manager (see "Create Database").

  • The ADOIT application server must have a connection to the database.

  • The web client has to be installed and configured (see "Install Web Client").

Administration Toolkit and DB server on a single machine#

The database system and the Administration Toolkit are installed on the same machine:

 ADOIT as standalone application

Installation Requirements#

In order to install ADOIT, the following requirements must be met:

  • The installing user must have administrator rights on the target machine.

Operational Requirements#

The following requirements must be met before you can use ADOIT in this scenario:

  • A local database system must be installed on the same machine.

  • One or more ADOIT databases must have been initialised beforehand using the ADOIT Database Manager (see "Create Database").

  • Administrator rights are not required for operation.

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A compatible database server software needs to be installed. For this, we recommend the latest release of SQL Server Express.

Administration Toolkit and DB server on different machines#

The database system is installed on the database server. The Administration Toolkit is installed on the client computers:

 ADOIT as client/DB server scenario

Installation Requirements#

In order to install ADOIT on a client machine, the following requirements must be met:

  • The active user must have sufficient user rights for software installation on the target machine.

Operational Requirements#

The following additional requirements must be met before you can use ADOIT in this scenario:

  • A database server must be available in the network.

  • One or more ADOIT databases must have been initialised beforehand using the ADOIT Database Manager (see "Create Database").

  • The client machine must have a connection to this database.

  • Administrator rights are not required for operation.

Advanced Scenarios#

File Server/DB Server#

This scenario saves system administrators the effort of having to install the Administration Toolkit on a lot of client machines. The application is installed on a central file server. Every user starts the application from this server and runs it on his client machine. Data management is located in a central ADOIT database on a separate database server.

Installation Requirements#

In order to install ADOIT on a file server, the following requirements must be met:

  • The active user must have sufficient user rights for software installation on the file server.

Operational Requirements#

The following additional requirements must be met before you can use ADOIT in a file server / DB server scenario:

  • A database server must be available in the network.

  • One or more ADOIT databases must have been initialised beforehand using the ADOIT Database Manager (see "Create Database").

  • The client machine must have a connection to this database.

  • The ADOIT installation directory must be available on the client machine – either as a network drive or via a UNC path.

  • The active user must have the right to run software from the ADOIT installation directory (administrator rights are not required for operation).

Terminal Server#

This deployment scenario allows for running the Administration Toolkit on a terminal server. Access to the application (or its user interface respectively) is made through terminal access, e.g. via Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Citrix . Data management is located in a central ADOIT database on a separate database server.

Installation Requirements#

In order to install ADOIT on a terminal server, the following requirements must be met:

  • The active user must have sufficient user rights for software installation on the terminal server.

Operational Requirements#

The following additional requirements must be met before you can use ADOIT in a terminal server scenario:

  • A database server must be available in the network.

  • One or more ADOIT databases must have been initialised beforehand using the ADOIT Database Manager (see "Create Database").

  • The terminal server machine must have a connection to this database.

  • On the client machine, terminal access must be possible (e.g. via Remote Desktop or a Citrix client).