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Installing iFolder

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 17 Mar 2003
 

Joe Harmon is part of Novell's Web Services Support team. This material is adapted from some excellent training sessions he recently presented here at Novell. He graciously allowed us to share it with you in this series of articles.

Creating the iFolder Account

** NOTE ** After the iFolder installation, the first thing you will need to do is download the iFolder client. You must first login via the client first in order for iFolder to create your account on the server.

**IMPORTANT** If you attempt to log in to iFolder via the Web before you have logged in via the client you will receive the following error:

Error: "User account not initialized. Use iFolder client to create it." See graphic below.

Obtaining the iFolder Client

You can obtain the iFolderClient.exe one of two ways:

(1) Access iFolder via the Web and click on the download option by going to the IP address or domain name where you installed iFolder. If you chose the single IP address option you will need to add a port number on the end of the URL.

(2) The second option is to access the IFOLDERCLIENT.EXE on the server. Go to SYS:/APACHE/IFOLDER/DOCUMENTROOT/IFOLDERCLIENT.EXE

Installing the iFolder Client

(A) The first screen will be the Welcome screen for the iFolder Client. You get this screen when you double click on the IFOLDERCLIENT.EXE. Press NEXT to continue.

(B) The next screen will ask you what language you want to view the license agreement in. Choose the desired language and then press NEXT.

(C) The license agreement will pop up in your browser. After you have read the agreement, close the browser to continue.

(D) The next screen will ask you whether or not you agree to the agreement. Select YES to continue.

(E) The next screen will ask you where you wish to install iFolder. If you desire to change this option the default location, click on the BROWSE button and choose the desired directory. Click NEXT to continue.

(F) The next screen shows that iFolder has been successfully installed. Click FINISH to exit the wizard.

(G) You will now be asked to reboot your workstation. You will need to reboot before you can use iFolder for the first time. Click FINISH to continue.

(H) After your workstation reboots you will receive the Setup Complete Screen. This explains that an account has been created for you under C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ADMINISTRATOR\MY DOCUMENTS\IFOLDER\USERACCOUNT\HOME. Click CONTINUE.

(I) Now you will need to login to iFolder. Enter your NDS user name and password. Put in the server IP address or Domain Name. You will also need to put in the port number if you installed with the single IP address option. If you want to place a shortcut on your workstation for easy access then make sure that option is checked. Click LOGIN to continue.

Shortcut Placed on Desktop:

** NOTE ** If you enter in the wrong password you will receive an invalid password error as seen below.

** NOTE ** If you enter in the wrong server information you will receive a connection error as seen below.

(J) When creating your account for the first time you will be prompted with the following dialog box. Here you have the options of ENABLE AUTOMATIC LOGIN AT STARTUP and ENCRYPT FILES. If you choose the option to ENCRYPT FILES, you will be prompted to enter in a pass phrase as seen in step (K).

(K) You will then be asked to enter a pass phrase. You can leave it blank if you desire or you can enter one in. If you don't want to be prompted for the pass phrase the next time that you login then you will need to check the REMEMBER PASS PHRASE option.

iFolder Access and Administration

You will be able to access iFolder in several ways on NetWare 6.

(A) Accessing iFolder via the NetWare 6 Home Page. [iFolder WebApp and iFolder Administration]

** NOTE ** From the NetWare 6 home page there are 2 options under iFolder; OPEN IFOLDER and MANAGE IFOLDER. The Open iFolder and Manage iFolder options work the same way, as if you where to access iFolder via an IP address or Domain Name.

(B) Open iFolder (or) Accessing via IP/Domain Name.

http://IPorDomainName - Multiple IP address option.
http://IPorDomainName:Port - Single IP address option.

(C) Open iFolder (or) Accessing via IP/Domain Name.

http://IPorDomainName/iFolderServer/Admin - Multiple IP address option.
http://IPorDomainName:Port /iFolderServer/Admin - Single IP address option.

(D) Accessing iFolder via the Web Manager

https://IPorDomainName:2200

iFolder Statistics

** NOTE ** iFolder statistics can be accessed by double-clicking on the iFolder icon in your system tray.

(1) The Account information tab allows you to see connection, user, and server information.

(2) The View Activity tab shows the activity (such as folder syncs) as they occur on your workstation.

(3) This preferences tab allows you to adjust the information on synchronization, password, and pass phrase information.

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