Exporting/Importing Configuration Profiles

Issue

Exporting/Importing Configuration Profiles

Need to copy CCTV configuration from on machine to another

Product Line

TAC I/NET

Environment

I/NET Seven

Cause

Need to duplicate I/O server configurations on multiple machines. Need to replace an I/NET machine and preserve configuration profile.

Setting up a second standalone machine to use the same CCTV interface or similar Host masking settings can take some time. This process will allow you to transfer everything configured under the profile setting to a new machine.

Resolution

When Configuration Profiles are created on one PC and the user wants to copy it unto another PC, there is no easy way to do this even through the SQL database. To accomplish this the user would have to first, Export and then Import the configuration files from the registry. The following step describes how to do this:

Caution
• Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
• To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. • You can use a text editor like Notepad to work with the registry files you create by exporting. • You can save registry files in the Windows format, or as text files. Registry files are saved with .reg extensions, and text files are saved with .txt extensions. • In Windows Explorer, double-clicking a file with the .reg extension imports the file into the computer's registry.

To import a registry hive just double click it from Windows Explorer.

Open the Registry Editor

  1. On the File menu, click Export.
  2. In File name, enter a name for the registry file.
  3. Under Export range, do one of the following:
    • To back up the entire registry, click All.
    • To back up only a particular branch of the registry tree, click Selected branch and enter the name of the branch you want to export.
  4. Click Save.

HOST MASK information

To share host mask configurations between PCs, browse to C:\I/NET SEVEN DATA and copy the .dat files relevant to the configuration profile