For server installations only, after you've installed the
Process Manager server components, you need to set up the database.
Setting up the database consists of the following steps:
Authenticating to your SQL server
Creating a container (or database)
Creating the tables or schema
Establishing and testing the connection to the
Entering your SMTP e-mail server information and
providing a system e-mail address
Setting up connections for local and/or domain-based
users and groups
Configuring connections to LANDesk core servers (if
you will be integrating with other LANDesk products)
Saving the configuration settings and
restarting Process Manager Scheduler services
The Database Utility, a tool of Process Manager, enables you to
complete these tasks. Establishing the connection between the
Process Manager server and database is imperative. You must be a
database operator to connect to an existing database and a system
administrator to create a new Process Manager database. The default
database is named Workflow, however, you can name it whatever you
want, and even have multiple databases. The server uses the last
database it connected to as the active database.
To set up the database
Access the Database Utility by clicking Start |
All Programs | LANDesk Process Manager | Database Utility. If
you selected the Launch the Database Utility checkbox from
the final installation screen, you are automatically taken to the
Insert your database system administrator
credentials, server name, and name of your LPM database. You can
use the default database name or rename it.
Click Test connection. If a database with that
name exists, you'll be connected to the database. If a database
with that name doesn't already exist, you will be prompted to
create a new database.
For an existing database, click Configure and
For a new database, click Yes to create it.
Enter your database system administrator credentials. Make sure you
have the correct SQL server name and database. Enter the name of
your database. Select
Create new Process Manager database and click OK.
Click Execute. When the script has finished, click OK
and then click Close.
Enter your outgoing SMTP server name. Provide an
e-mail address for the system, which can be any e-mail address as
long as it follows the standard syntax. Click OK.
If you want to turn off the ability for Approver
participants in workflows to attach "conditions" to their
approvals, click the Hide approve with conditions option.
With this box checked, approvers will only be able to approve or
Click OK to save the changes and restart
the LANDesk Process Manager Scheduler services.
Your Process Manager server is now connected to the
If you have not yet done so, you will need to set up connections
to your users and groups so they can be included as workflow
participants. See "Configuring users and