Installation and Running

Ideally, the network administrator will install Password Depot Enterprise Server on the server computer of the local network. However, it is also possible to install the Enterprise Server on any computer accessible in the network. In this case, the computer must be assigned a fixed IP address within the local network.

NOTE: You may install the Enterprise Server (for testing purposes, for example) also on your local computer. To access the server using the Password Depot desktop client, you can use the server addresses or localhost (in any case you can also enter the server's IP address).

Installation as Windows Service or Windows Application 

You can run Password Depot Enterprise Server in two modes:

  • as Windows Service
  • as Windows Application Server

By default, the installation is performed as Windows Service. Select the option Windows Application Server if you would like the server to be installed as Windows Application Server.

NOTE: We recommend performing the Windows Service installation since the Password Depot server service will be set up automatically in the background during installation.

If you have installed the Enterprise Server as Windows Service, the server will be listed as Password Depot Enterprise Server. The service is then always running in the background and normally Password Depot Enterprise Server starts automatically upon Windows startup. If you set up the server to run as NT service, it will start under the SYSTEM account and does not require a user to be logged in. You can manually start or stop the server service in the Windows services dialog window. 

If you have installed the server as Windows Application Server, you will find it in the program directory (by default this is C:\Program Files\AceBIT\Password Depot Server x in Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 or C:\Programs\AceBIT\Password Depot Server x in Windows XP).

Since version 14 onwards Password Depot Enterprise Server supports the 64-bit architecture.

Server Manager

The Server Manager is the separate managing tool of Password Depot Enterprise Server. Administrators use it for general server configuration such as creating new databases, for example. The server's installation setup will install the Server Manager automatically. Thus it will be accessible on the same machine the server service is running, too. 

To open the Server Manager, either click the Windows key → AceBIT → Password Depot Server Manager x or double click on the Server Manager's desktop icon. The Server Manager is installed with the following default login credentials:

User name: Admin

Password: admin

NOTE: We strongly recommend changing the administrator's default access credentials (that is the Super Administrator's credentials) in the Server Manager after installation and first login. To do so, open the Server Manager, go to Users → admin → Account and change the login credentials (Password Depot credentials). 

For the Server Manager login the server's IP address is required (the IP address of the server on which the Enterprise Server is running) as well as the correct port number. In version 16 the correct port number is 25016 by default. 

NOTE: The addresses 'localhost' and '' do always work. This way, administrators can still access the Server Manager in case of incorrect settings in order to correct them accordingly.


If you launch the Server Manager and go to Help → Search for updates you can check if any updates for the Enterprise Server and Server Manager are available. If you can see here that a new build has been released, we recommend installing it as soon as possible to keep the software up to date at all times. In this context, please take into consideration the following:

The Server Manager does not contain an integrated update manager. You can only check here if new updates within the same main version are available but cannot download them right away. New server updates can therefore only be downloaded from our website. After download you can launch the installation wizard to start the installation. When installing smaller updates within the same main version you do not need to stop the server service.