iBonus Server Administrative Tools has the following use:
Providing wizard to create Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL 2005 database
Viewing transaction log
Viewing event log
Adjusting timing settings
Setting Expiry Mode
The iBonus Server Administration Tools can be started by:
Click <start> à <iBonus Server 3> à <iBonusServerAdmin>
To establish a database:
Click <Settings> à <Server config> à Click the tab <Database> à Click <Change> à Click <Ok> in the dialog box.
Create the database table:
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.
For Microsoft Access, enter the path, database file name, password and number of concurrent connection.
For Microsoft SQL Server 2005, enter Server Name, Authentication type, database path, database name, admin login, admin password and connection count.
Click <Create DB> to create the database table for iBonus Server.
Click <Next > >
Testing the database:
Click <Test settings>
If everything is fine <Next > >
Saving the settings
Click <Save settings>
Click <Yes> in the dialog box.
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.
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>
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>.
To view the even log, click <View> à <Full event log>.
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.
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
Background process period, which states how often the server should start its batch process when no data is received.
Limit Visit states how long the server regarded the Terminal as inactive when not receiving any signal from a Terminal. All (renew, repair and replace) request will be deleted when the Terminal is regarded as inactive.
Limit Transaction Log states how long the Server and Terminal should emit warning after not receiving event from a particular Terminal.
Limit Request Linger states how long a request is stayed in the Terminal before it is deleted.
Limit Blacklist states how long the Server should emit warning after a Terminal is not downloading blacklist from the Server.
Request replace, renew and repair authorization is Limit Transaction Log / 2
Expiry Mode and the above timing settings are downloaded every 6 hours. It implies that changing the expiry mode settings and timing setting at server. 6 hours should be expected to take effect.