02-SapphireOne Server Releases and new Builds

Automatic activation new 4D versions.

IT managers please note that the SapphireOne server will have to be allowed to connect to the 4D server on the internet and verify that it has a paid license as documented.


4D Licenses.

Licenses keys as such, are no longer required from 4D as they have gone to the same system as Apple with the Mac, and recently Microsoft with Windows. The two operating systems now basically dial out on the internet to an Apple or Microsoft server, and check that they have been installed with a paid licenses.
4D is now the same, but if this procedure has not been used before, the older licenses will still have to be on the Server machine the first time that an automatic license activation is performed. This procedure will happen automatically after that this first initial installation after license keys.

An installation of SapphireOne onto a brand-new Mac or windows computer was performed and the old licenses had to be installed onto the new Mac or windows computer in the correct location.
Also be aware that, if in future, the system boots to the old license key activation process, it probably means that some path to the 4D server on the internet is busy. Just wait a few minutes and try again.


Company Data File.

It is imperative that a decision is made where to locate your Live SapphireOne Data File and this should not be on the desktop of the server. If the server is not running, it could be accidentally deleted or moved.
Once this decision is made and implemented, its location should be recorded and a screen shot taken, so that it may be located easily and reliably at a later date.


Data File Name.

The name that most companies use is a shortened version of the name of the company. The name used on the following page is ALiveDataFile. For us at SapphireOne, it will mean that your companies live working data file should be within that folder. Preceding the folder name with the letter A will simply place the folder alphabetically at the top of the list of folders on your server. The actual name of the data file itself in the folder can have any name that is required and is usually is the name of your company.
If the SapphireOneConstants folder is created directly below the common SapphireOne folder and used to hold the live data file, it should never be moved.


Mac folder SapphireOne locations.

For a Mac the Applications folder is where the SapphireOne folder is created. The user should be aware that on a Mac it will name the server folder SapphireOne 18.1 Server.app and proceed to hide the contents. The user will have to right click on the app and select show contents to be able to see the contents.


PC folder locations 64bit Applications.

For a PC please note that SapphireOne is now 64bit application. On a PC we have the Program Files (x86) folder for legacy 32bit applications and we also have Program Files for 64bit applications. So, for a PC the Program Files folder is where the SapphireOne folder on the next page is normally created. Although if it is installed correctly in the (x86) folder we would probably leave it as it was.


Other folders on your Hard drive.

These are much smaller in size and are performed by replacing a folder named Server Database which is contained within the SapphireOne 18.4 Server folder as documented in another article.

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