To Add an Existing Region to the User Interface

  • The region database must exist on an available database server.
  • You should know the name and location of the region's startup definition file.
Use the following procedure to add an existing region database to the Administration user Interface.
  1. In the Tree pane of the Enterprise Server for .NET, select Regions, and in the Actions pane, click Define Region. The Define Region dialog box appears.
  2. In the Database Server Instance field, select the database server to use from the list, or type your server name in the field. Click Next.

    For example, for a SQL Server Express installation on the local machine, type (local)\sqlexpress.

    Enterprise Server for .NET connects to the database server and confirms the connection. The Define Region dialog box lists the available regions on the selected database server.

  3. Select the region to add.

    The Define Region dialog box displays options for the region startup file location. Valid locations are:

    Local machine
    Select when the startup file is located on a drive on the local machine.
    Startup Server machine
    Select when the startup file is located on another network machine. You would use this option when, from your local machine, you want to create and manage regions on a remote machine.
    Cross-region database
    Select when the startup file is in the cross-region database of the database server instance that you specified earlier. This is the preferred option for a production or a scale-out environment.
  4. Use the Browse button to locate and select the region startup file in the location that you specified. Click OK to load it.
  5. Click Finish.

    The region appears under the Regions item in the user interface.