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Settings changes to successfully move a web server
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From time to time web and SQL servers may be moved, virtualised, merged, split or domain names changed. This article describes the settings within the web configuration and other xml files that may need to change to accommodate the web server name changes. Typically these changes would occur in an intranet environment.

Please make a full backup of the web site before attempting to edit any of the files described below.

Web config

The following settings in the <appSettings> section of the web.config file may require updating:

  • key="AvaWebHomeURL"
  • key="StaticSiteHomeURL"
  • key="JobSeekerTermsAndCondition"
  • key="ManagerTermsAndCondition"
  • key="RootURLforEmailLinks"
  • key="TemplatePhysicalPath" This is the MailTemplates templates fold normally residing in /assets/[ClientKey]/MailTemplates.
  • key="EmailAddressNewEmployeeNotification"
  • key="EmailAddressNewManagerNotification"
  • key="JobSeekerMenuURL"
  • key="ManagerMenuURL"
  • key="WebManagerMenuURL"

If you open the web config in a suitable editor you will see something like this:

Moving web server web config all

Other configuration files

The menu titles across the top of the web pages are configured in two separate xml files.

  • MainSiteMenuLeft.xml contains the menu items to the left of the automatically generated Ava menus. The automatically generated menus are dependent on the rights granted to any authenticated (logged in) web user.
  • MainSiteMenuRight.xml contains the menu items to the right of the automatically generated Ava menus.

Both of these files reside in the assets folder and sub folder as set in the web config file Key= "ClientKey" (the same root path as the MailTemplates folder).

Moving web server menu config 1

 

The contents of the file will appear as below. If you are not familiar with xml structures, you should enlist the aid of someone who is. The XML need to be well formed and even the smallest malformed change may stop the entire menu structure working. Please make a full backup of the web site before attempting to edit any of the files described below.

Moving web server menu config 2

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This FAQ was last updated on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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