2.4      Administration

iBonus Server Administrative Tools has the following use:

2.4.1      Starting

The iBonus Server Administration Tools can be started by:

Click <start> à <iBonus Server 3> à <iBonusServerAdmin>

2.4.2      Setting up Database

To establish a database:

Click <Settings> à <Server config> à Click the tab <Database> à Click <Change> à Click <Ok> in the dialog box.


  1. Create the database table:

    1. Select database type. iBonus Server supports either MS Access or MS SQL Server 2005. MS SQL Server 2005 must be installed in advance if you wish to use it.

    2. For Microsoft Access, enter the path, database file name, password and number of concurrent connection.

    3. For Microsoft SQL Server 2005, enter Server Name, Authentication type, database path, database name, admin login, admin password and connection count.

    4. Click <Create DB> to create the database table for iBonus Server.

    5. Click <Next > >

  2. Testing the database:

    1. Click <Test settings>

    2. If everything is fine <Next > >

  3. Saving the settings

    1. Click <Save settings>

    2. Click <Yes> in the dialog box.

    3. Click <Finish>

2.4.3      Changing Language

To change the language used in iBonus Server Administrative Tools:

Click <Settings> à <Language> à Click the language in the list.

Restart the iBonus Server Administrative Tools.

2.4.4      Loading Question File

The questionnaire file exported from iBonus Display can be imported to iBonus Server. The field memberInfo can be interpreted by the questionnaire.


Click <Settings> à <Load Question File> à Select the questionnaire file à Click <Open>

2.4.5      Viewing the Access Log

The server administration program can see the access log received from iBonus Terminal. By default all information in the access log is shown at the table as in different columns. You can hide some of the information of the access log for convenience during viewing.

At the menu bar click <View> à <Transaction Column Settings>


To hide the information in the field, click on the field names on in the table “Selected fields”. Then click <Remove <- >.


To show the information in the field, click on the field names on in the table “Available fields”. Then click <Add -> >.


The order of the fields can be arranged by selecting the field on the “Selected fields” then click <Up> or <Down>.


Click <Save> to apply the update and then click <Close>.


2.4.6      Viewing the Event Log

To view the even log, click <View> à <Full event log>.

2.4.7      Setting Expiry Mode

By default, iBonus Terminal follows the server’s expiry mode settings. After setting the expiry mode setting at the server, it will take some time for the Terminal to synchronize the settings. To change the expiry mode settings:


Click <Settings> à <Server Config>

In the expiry mode settings select Expiry Mode and Expiry Month.


Note: Please find the section Mode of Expiry for the detail on the meaning of Expiry Mode and Expiry Month.


Note: iBonus Terminal can override the server expiry mode setting by setting not following the server settings.

2.4.8      Tuning the Timing


Some timing can be tuned in iBonus Server. These timing is for setting how long an inactivation of iBonus Terminal is regarded as inactive, how long a (replace, repair, renew) request is regarded as expired, how often should a blacklist be downloaded, how long should the server log a warning in even log when no access log is received from iBonus Terminal and how often should the server start its batch process when no data is received.

Click <Settings> à <Server Config>

Adjust the value of Background Process Period