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    ‎08-11-2021 10:19 AM
    When using the BVMS 9.0 installer on a Windows 10 "October 2018 update" machine (Build 1809) the SNMP services cannot be installed. Microsoft has changed the way the SNMP services are installed in Windows 10 "October 2018 update".
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    ‎08-11-2021 09:52 AM
    The entire BVMS installation package, available on the   downloadstore, contains the client as well as the server components. When a BVMS client needs to be deployed, all of this data (over 2.5GB) needs to be copied to the target workstation, which can be quite a challenge in some environments.
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    ‎08-06-2021 10:33 AM
    Communication can get interrupted and configuraiton might fail if the below desribed actions are not performed. If your system is affected or not is described here as follows: There can be authentication issues between the BVMS Central Server and the Video Recording Manager in case they are installed on different Servers. It is possible to see reports at the BVMS 8.x system alarms that VRM reports   wrong version Please check in the VRM debug logging if the following logline indications can be found
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    ‎08-05-2021 09:26 AM
    This article describes how to configure a generic Microsoft Windows Server (2012 R2, 2016 or 2019) based server to serve as an iSCSI target for a Bosch video surveillance environment. SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is most commonly used for the communication between computers and peripheral devices, such as hard drives. iSCSI enables devices to use SCSI over a network interface, therefore it makes a lot of sense for cameras to use iSCSI to record video. The camera is a small computer that needs a (network) connection to a "hard drive" to store video footage. In other systems this job is performed by the network video recorder (NVR).
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    ‎08-03-2021 01:47 PM
    This article provides you with information related to the Windows Firewall, how to access, configure and adjust it.
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    ‎08-02-2021 01:25 PM
    In Bosch VMS it is possible to assign an LDAP user group to a Bosch VMS user group. This article describes why it is important to not assign the same LDAP user group to multiple Bosch VMS user groups.
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    ‎08-02-2021 01:14 PM
    This article explains how BVMS can be configured to connect to an LDAP (or Microsoft Active Directory) and use it as a base for user authentication.   BVMS is able to function in a (Windows) domain-controlled environment. The BVMS (and related) services run under the local system account. If another (domain-controlled) account is used to run these services, their permissions level should be the same as the local system account. It is recommended to add the Windows server to the domain first (as a domain member), before installing the BVMS software. The BVMS configuration is independent from the domain configuration, however, crucial changes in the domain could break the connection between the BVMS system and the LDAP authentication mechanism.
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    ‎07-28-2021 04:01 PM
    BVMS - Automatic login of Operator Client: The BVMS Operator Client can be automatically logged in by using parameterized startup.
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    ‎07-28-2021 01:29 PM
    The BVMS Project Checklist is an Excel-based tool which makes it easier to design a BVMS system. This article describes how to use the project checklist. Pick the attachment you need, depending on the version of BVMS you have
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    ‎07-28-2021 11:21 AM
    The attached manual provides information for Mobile Video Service (MVS) within Bosch Video Management System. You can find:  - how to configure the router and Internet Information Service (IIS) - how to add MVS to BVMS - user guide - some troubleshooting tips   This document can also be found online here.
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    ‎07-22-2021 04:19 PM
    A transfer of the license from the Bosch Software License Manager System (SLMS) to the Bosch Remote Portal is required for every BVMS system to be upgraded from 10.1 to 11.0 Starting with BVMS 11.0 the license activation will be done via the Bosch Remote Portal. To upgrade an existing system, the BVMS licenses need to be migrated from the old licensing system, Bosch Software License Manager System (SLMS), to the new licensing system available in Bosch Remote Portal. This article describes the steps that need to be followed when upgrading a system to BVMS 11.0. Prerequisites for upgrading a system to BVMS 11.0: Existing license activated in SLMS Valid Software Assurance (SMA) PRO Valid account on Bosch Remote Portal   ❗ ❗ ❗  IMPORTANT In BVMS 10.x the computer signature is the link to the license in the SLMS When upgrading to 11.x the computer signature becomes obsolete and the new Remote Portal tool no longer takes it into consideration The software Order ID is transferred in the background from SLMS to the Remote Portal This allows the activation of BVMS 11.x in the Remote Portal using the new identifiers for the Management Server Hardware called System Fingerprint, contained in the System Info file.
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    ‎07-12-2021 09:39 PM
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket.   Related Products: BVMS SDK, BVMS    Overview: Analyzing BVMS systems with SDK components is a challenging task, because the functionality and the runtime behavior of those systems are harder to determine than for a BVMS systems without SDK functionality. In order to troubleshoot BVMS systems with SDK components support needs the following information and logging. Please prove the following information to support:   Symptom specific Information   Problem Description SMA validity How to retrieve the Hardware ID for BVMS and check the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) status? BVMS stand alone or appliance Detailed description of the expected behavior of the SDK functionality. Detailed description of the actual behavior of the SDK functionality.   SDK Components What type is the standalone SDK application (based on ClientSDK, ServerSDK, or CameoSDK) and on which machine is it running? Are there additionally client scripts, server scripts or workstation startup scripts?   SDK Interactions Do SDK components interact with remote Operator Clients? Do SDK components interact with the Operator Client UI? Do SDK components control devices? How often are client scripts triggered? How often are scripts triggered by BVMS event?   Environment Which shared resources are accessed by SDK actions? (Dome cameras, AMG, Operator Client UI) Do SDK components interact with an unreliable environment? (Unstable network, offline devices, offline PCs, etc.) Do SDK components properly handle offline situations? (offline devices, configuration changes, etc.)    Logging Information Please provide the Scriplet and/or Log files The optimal approach is to provide both the scriplet and logging. ClientScript logfiles: can be found in the ConfigCollection of Operator Client machines. ServerScript logfiles: can be found in the ConfigColletion of Management Server machines.   Make sure that logging is implemented in the script and that logging is activated in the configuration.  
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    ‎06-10-2021 09:32 AM
    Short intro and related topics: This article will review the settings required to configure Windows as a NTP time server. Note: If you are running VRM and have the Time Server enabled, you must disable the Time Server before performing the following. Article requirements: Windows Server 2016/ Windows 10
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    ‎06-10-2021 12:29 AM
    It is possible to add ONVIF compliant cameras to Bosch Video Management System as live only devices or as VSG devices (then the cameras will also record). This article explains how to add an ONVIF camera as VSG device in full Bosch Video Management System (BVMS 10.1). We recommend using Bosch Workstations and Servers. They are fully tested and optimized for Bosch Video Management System.   Article requirements: BVMS installed ONVIF camera. Please refer to BVMS - ONVIF Device compatibility for additional information. PC/ Server/ Workstation
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    ‎06-08-2021 09:17 AM
    In order to quickly offer a technical solution or to provide a professional advice for the next analysis steps, the technical support specialists need to get some general and basic information. Ticket content should always be in English and provided in a well summarized and structured way in order to be able to provide a quick and appropriate feedback. Not following the guideline will impact the processing time of the ticket.   Related Products: BVMS, Operator Client This article describes the initial information needed to start troubleshooting Operator Client Crash.   General Information   SMA validity How to retrieve the Hardware ID for BVMS and check the Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) status? BVMS stand alone or appliance Detailed problem description   Symptom specific Information Problem Description   Note down the events that lead to crash Classify the crash reproducible crashes that trigger Windows Error Reporting crashes/ hangs/ freezes that are hard to reproduce, or take long before repeating   Logging Information   Dump file from the crash – refer to the following article How To create BVMS memory dump?  ConfigCollection from the machine where the crashing Operator Client is running.
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    ‎04-29-2021 10:40 AM
    Related Products: BVMS SDK, BVMS    Overview: BVMS Scriptlets can be debugged via logging to a logger file or messaging to the Operator workstation. This article describes how to enable BVMS Scriplet logging. You can log to the Server Script log or the Client Script log. Logs are default send to C:\ProgramData\Bosch\VMS\Log   1.Creating Log files ClientScriptLogger – automatically created Creates file “ClientScriptLog.txt” ServerScriptLogger - automatically created  Creates file “ServerScriptLog.txt”   2.Log information to the log files There are 3 methods to log information: Log Info Log Error Log Debug   Examples: [Scriptlet("59c4d66e-9395-4dcc-8d27-90dc2b7a00c4")] public void DemoLogger() { //use refence:C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 MessageBox.Show("Hello World"); Logger.Info("Hello World script started"); Logger.Error("Hello World script started"); Logger.Debug("Hello World script started"); // Not writing to ClientScriptLog.txt ! }   3.Logging Location - C:\ProgramData\Bosch\VMS\Log. The logs are automatically collected by the BVMS Configuration Collection Tool. 4.Changing the location of the BVMS Scriplet Logging.   Server Scripts : Logging Directory can be found in the file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\VMS\AppData\Server\CentralServer\BvmsLogCfg.xml and is defined by the ServerScriptLogAppender path: Default: </appender> <appender name="ServerScriptLogAppender" type="Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp.RollingFileAppender, Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp"> <file value="%CommonApplicationData%\\Bosch\\VMS\\Log\\ServerScriptLog.txt"/>   Client Scripts : Logging Directory can be found in the file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\VMS\AppData\Client\OpClient\ApplicationWiring\Nvr\LogCfg.xml and is defined by the ClientScriptLogAppender path: Default: </appender> <appender name=“ClientScriptLogAppender" type="Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp.RollingFileAppender, Bosch.Vms.Shared.Logging.Imp"> <file value="%CommonApplicationData%\\Bosch\\VMS\\Log\\ClientScriptLog.txt"/>
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    ‎04-05-2021 05:17 PM
    Question Why I cannot see my camera in the Logical Tree from Operator Client? Answer Please make sure that you have done all the steps below accordingly. Normally, to be able to view a camera in the Operator Client, you need to: Go to the Maps and Structure tab from Configuration Client. Drag and drop the camera in question from the Device Tree to the Logical Tree. Save and Activate the changes. This step is very important because otherwise, you will not be able to see the changes in Operator Client, even though the first 2 steps were carried out in Configuration Client.
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    ‎04-05-2021 04:49 PM
    This article explains how to find and calculate the specific size of BVMS logs on your server when the log starts to overwrite your own data.
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    ‎04-05-2021 04:44 PM
    Various overlays in the video image provide important status information. But what does mean the blinking play button near the yellow exclamation icon?
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    ‎04-05-2021 04:37 PM
    This article  provides an overview of Operator Client (BVMS 10.0.1) for most used functionality for security operators and incidental users.
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