Configuring jobs and orders on a remote computer using FTP to mount a live folder as a network drive
On Windows systems it is possible to use FTP to mount the live folder of a JobScheduler on a remote computer as a network drive and then edit the JobScheduler objects as if they were local.
- the remote computer has to have an FTP server
- the username that is used to log onto the FTP server has to be able to access the configuration files for the JobScheduler on the remote computer.
To mount a network drive per FTP in Windows 7:
In Windows Explorer select:
Tools | Map network drive | Connect to a Web-Site that you can use to store your documents and pictures
In the Add network Location Wizard select:
Next | Choose a custom location | Next
- Enter the URL:
ftp://WriteUserName:WriteUserPwd@host:21which would open the FTP server root directory
ftp://WriteUserName:WriteUserPwd@homer.sos:21/PathToSchedulerConfigFolderwhich would access the JobScheduler config folder
Enter a name for the drive:
Next | Finish
If the above does not work, check that the following setting is selected:
Start | Control panel | Internet properties | Advanced tab | Section BrowsingEnable FTP folder view (outside of Internet Explorer).
FTP can also be used to mount network drives in other Windows versions, but then with slightly different menu items. See your Windows help if you have problems.
The mounted drive can now be selected in JOE as described in the JOE documentation.
Opening the network drive in JOE
The remote JobScheduler can now be opened as if it were running locally. It is not necessary to use the menu points:
- File | FTP | Open by FTP or Open Hot Folder by FTP.