Installing Docsvault Server and Client

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Installing Docsvault Server and Client


This section provides step-by-step instructions to install Docsvault Server and Client.
Please read the following information carefully.

information All the steps are performed on Windows 7 and the steps and screens may differ slightly depending on your Operating System.


warning Firewall Warning:

Firewall applications can prevent communication between Docsvault Client and Server. Follow the steps below to ensure that proper firewall rules have been created to allow Docsvault traffic to pass through the firewall.


1.If your firewall is application based (ex: Windows Firewall, Norton, McAfee, etc. )
The following Docsvault executables i.e Docsvault server and client along with the necessary MS SQL Server executables should be added to the exemptions/allowed list of the firewall. Docsvault installer automatically adds the necessary executables to the firewall exception list for the built-in Windows firewall.
Docsvault Client side:
dvClient.exe (by default located at C:\Program Files\Docsvault <edition>\Client\)
Docsvault Server side:
dvServer.exe (by default located at C:\Program Files\Docsvault <edition>\Server\)
sqlservr.exe (by default located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.DOCSVAULT\MSSQL\Binn\
(Note: Replace MSSQL10_50.DOCSVAULT by your actual SQL instance folder if you used your own SQL server to host Docsvault db)
sqlbrowser.exe (by default located at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\<90 or 100>\Shared\")


2. If your firewall is port based or if you require port forwarding from your router to the Docsvault server
   Open/forward the following ports:

  TCP Port 3831: To allow connection to the Docsvault Server Service (dvServer.exe)
  UDP Port 1434:This SQL Server Browser service listens for incoming connections to a named instance of SQL server

   hosting Docsvault db and provides the client the TCP port number that corresponds to that named instance.
  TCP Port for SQL server instance hosting Docsvault database:The Docsvault's instance of SQL server listens on a

  dynamic port (between 49152 & 65535) selected randomly by the SQL server. The SQL clients first connect to the browser

  service (port# 1434) to know the exact port number a named instance of SQL server is listening to for the requested


  To learn how  to find out the current port number used by SQL SERVER,  see


note Installing Docsvault Server and Client on the same machine

It is fine to install both the server and the client on the same machine for testing and for occasional usage by the admin. However it is NOT recommended to use the client installation on server for normal daily usage. The Docsvault server will be serving multiple clients in the network and hence it is advisable to install it on a dedicated machine where no user works normally.