Installation and running

Ideally, the network administrator will install the Enterprise Server on the server PC of the local network. As an alternative, however, it is also possible to install the Enterprise Server on any computer accessible on the network. To allow this, the computer must be assigned a fixed IP address on the local network.

NOTE: You may install the Enterprise Server (e. g. for testing purposes) on your local computer. To access the server using Password Depot in this situation, specify the server address or localhost.

Installation as Windows service or as Windows application

Password Depot Enterprise Server can work in two modes: as a normal Windows application or as an NT Service. By default, the server is installed  as an NT Service during installation. To install it as a Windows application, select the according option while installing.

IMPORTANT: Upon installation you must decide whether you want to install Password Depot Enterprise Server as a service or an application. We recommend to select the service option. It is recommended to install the server as service.

If installed as a service, the server will be listed as Password Depot Enterprise Server 12. To start or to stop it use the Windows control panel.

If you have installed the server as an application, you will find it in the program folder (by default this is C:\Program Databases \AceBIT\Password Depot Server 12 in Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 and C:\Programs\AceBIT\Password Depot Server 12 in XP).

Server Manager

The Server Manager is a separate managing tool for Password Depot Enterprise Server. It allows to administrate the server and to set many different options. You can access the Server Manager only from the computer on which the server is executed.

To open it, click Start and choose in the program menu Programs > AceBIT > Password Depot Enterprise Server 12 > Server Manager.

The server will be installed with the following default log-in:

User name: admin

Password: admin

IMPORTANT: It is highly recommended to change these default values (for the user admin) in the Server Manager following installation.

Normally Password Depot Enterprise Server starts automatically on Windows start-up and runs in the background on your PC. If you configure the server to run as an NT service, it starts under the SYSTEM account and does not require a user to be logged in.


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