Connecting to a Database

To connect to a database:

  1. Browse to the Silk Central site with a web browser. The default URL is http://<computer name>:19120/login (no port information required if Silk Central runs on IIS).
    Note: If currently no database is connected, you are automatically directed to the System Administration area.
  2. Log in to Silk Central as System Administrator. For more information see System Administrator.
  3. In the menu, click Databases.
  4. Click Disconnect Database to disconnect the current database. You are directed to the Database page.
  5. Change the settings as required. For more information see Database Page.
  6. Click Connect Database.
Establishing the database connection may take from several minutes up to some hours. When the connection is established, a dialog box appears. Click OK. The Silk Central login page displays.