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Ref No:
061011-1813
Last Modified:
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Product:
Advantage Clients ( General )
Category:
Error Codes
Title:
On server machines with more than one IP address, it may be desired to force ADS to use a specific IP address, to resolve a 6420 error.
Problem Description:
6420 - Unable to "discover" the Advantage Database Server
Solution:
This is the detailed walk-through for step 8 of the Advantage 6420 Solution Knowledge Base item located at reference number 061009-1806.
Step 9 of the Advantage 6420 Solution Knowledge Base item does not have a detailed walk-through; it is also located at the Advantage 6420 Solution Knowledge Base item located at reference number 061009-1806.

On server machines with more than one IP address, i.e. dual homed servers, it may be desired to force the Advantage Database Server to use a specific IP address. This is done in Windows by changing a registry setting. For Netware and Linux systems, please see Advantage Help topic "LAN IP Address".

a. From the server computer that is running the Advantage service, click Start - Run - and then type "regedit" and hit enter.

b. Using the folder nodes on the left of the Registry Editor screen, navigate to \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Advantage\Configuration\ .

c. Right-click on the right side of the screen and select "New". Select "String Value".

d. For the Name type LAN_IP_ADDRESS.

e. Right-click on the new entry LAN_IP_ADDRESS and select "Modify". Enter into the "Value Data" text field the IP address to be used for the server computer. This must be a valid IP address for the server; for example, the IP address that comes up when running ipconfig from a command prompt.
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