7.24. Service database path configuration¶
By default, the IDERI note service stores its database files in well-known but fixed locations (please refer to section 11.8 for the locations depending on the operating system version you use for the computer on which the IDERI note service runs). If for some reason it is infeasible for you to have the database files at the default locations or if your backup policy requires you to have the database files at a different location, then you can specify a custom database directory in which the IDERI note service searches for the database files. In order to specify a custom database directory, invoke the IDERI note control panel applet on the computer where the IDERI note service is running. You can invoke it by browsing in the control panel for the applet labeled “IDERI note 2.7” and double-clicking on its icon.
On a server core installation of Windows® Server 2008 you can start the applet by invoking the executable corecfg.exe in the installation directory of the IDERI note service. If you invoke the control panel applet, the screen will look like in figure 7.85.
In order to specify a new directory first create the directory. Then tick the radio control labeled “Use the following directory:” in the IDERI note control panel applet. After that specify the directory in the edit box that is located under the radio control labeled “Use the following directory:”. Finally stop the IDERI note service and copy all files from the default database directory into the new directory you just created. Now make sure that the access right of the newly copied files allow access by the IDERI note service (full access is required for SYSTEM on Windows® 2000 and for Network Service on XP and later operating system versions). Also make sure that unprivileged users do not have access to these files now and could mount an attack on the IDERI note database files this way. Now start the IDERI note service again. It should now read the database files from the new location you specified.