1. Access the APE product page (below). Download and install APE into the new server/computer.
2. Transfer the license from the old APE server to the new one. Technical Support requires a copy of the computer signature from both the old and new servers.
3. Start the APE Configurator.
4. Select Settings > License Activation (see figure 1).
Figure 1 License Activation page.
5. Capture a screenshot of the “Active license” page from both the old and new server computers. Email a copy of both screenshots to Technical.Support@us.bosch.com. The screenshot is recommended to ensure the Computer signature will be exactly as indicated on the page.
6. Back up the database.
Locate the tool “DbiTool”, located in the folder C:\BOSCH\Access Professional Edition\PE\bin.
Open the tool and click the “Export all” button (see figure 2).
Figure 2 DbiTool page
7. Manually back up the database and configuration folder.
Locate the folder C:\BOSCH\Access Professional Edition\PE\Data (or locate the folder/path as modified during the initial install).
Manually back up the “Data” folder.
8. Import the configuration files and database to the new server computer.
Manually paste the content of the “Export” folder contained within the previously backed up “Data” folder to the new server, in the same path: C:\BOSCH\Access Professional Edition\PE\Data\Export.
The data folder also contains Formulas, Layouts and Pictures. Copy these items and add to the new server computer as needed.
9. Use the APE configurator to import the configuration file.
All Access PE configurations are stored in the folder “Data\Cfg”. The active configuration is called Active.acf.
Open the APE configurator, and click the button. Choose the backed up Active.acf file.
Activate the imported configuration using the button. Propagate the active configuration to the controllers by pressing the button. The dialog below appears. You can choose which configuration is sent to the controllers.
Figure 3 Active Configuration page
* Note: Before propagating the configuration to the controllers, make sure the old APE server is disconnected from the network.
Import the database using the “DbiTool". Open the tool and click the “Import all” button.
Note: The new APE server configuration will not be operational until the new license key is received from Technical Support and then added to the new APE server.
User needs to keep a door open Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Create a time model (schedule), and then configure the door to open in that schedule.
1. Create a day model.
Go to “System Data” and then “Calendar”
Click on “Day Models”
Click the “Create new” button
Assign a name to the Day Model. Add a description and fill the intervals as needed
In this example we are only creating one interval from 8 am to 5 pm. If needed, up to three intervals can be created in the same Day Model
2. Create a Time Model.
Click “Time Models”
Click the “Create new” button
Assign a name to the Time Model. Add a description
Select the number of days in the Period
Select a reference date (select a past date and not a future date).
Assign the Day Model to each day of the period as needed and click save
Note: to verify the Time model is correct, click the preview button and confirm the dates match.
The predefined holidays are shown below, assign the desired Day Model to apply on those days
If holidays are not needed, click the “ignore special days” checkbox
3. Configure the door to open depending on time model
Go back to main menu and go to “Configuration”
Click “Device Data”
In the DevEdit, find the desired door.
Click the “Options” tab and click under “Unlock door”
Select the desired option, in this example we choose “Door is open depending on time model”
Select the desired “Time model”
Click the “Save” button.