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Applying SureDATA database configurations with the Goverlan Central Server or Goverlan Admin GPO Template

To take full advantage of the SureDATA and Team Collaboration features of Goverlan, all Goverlan users should point to the same database. This article will describe how to use the Goverlan GCS or the Goverlan Administrative GPO to set the database settings for your Goverlan users.

For more information about SureDATA or Team Collaboration, see the following user guide articles:

Understanding SureDATA
Configuring Team Collaboration

For more information on database configuration and supported database configurations in Goverlan see the following user guide article:

SureDATA configuration

Information

There are two ways to configure the Goverlan Database settings.

Method 1: Goverlan Administrative GPO

For more information regarding the setup of the Goverlan Admin GPO, please refer to this user guide article.

This group policy must be applied to the computers OU where the Goverlan operator machines are located.

Once you have determined which database setup your organization will use, choose the appropriate settings in the following location in the group policy object:

Computer Configuration –> Policies –> Administrative Templates –> Goverlan Universal Settings –> Goverlan Common Settings –> Database Configuration and Features

Double-click the Database Configuration and Features policy and set it to Enabled.

Method 2: Goverlan Central Server Universal Settings Policy

Goverlan Central Server version 2.0…. has the appropriate policies to configure the Goverlan database settings.

For more information on installing and configuring the Goverlan Central Server see this user guide article.

The policies for configuring the database are located under the Universal Settings Distribution tab –> Goverlan Command –> Goverlan Database Configuration and Features

Policy Option Descriptions

Configure the following policy options with the Goverlan Admin GPO Template or the Goverlan GCS.

Database Type This policy defines the database type to use. The default is SQLITE (file-based).
Database Name Defines the name of the database that will be used for SureDATA. The default name is GoverlanV8_DB
Database Server Defines the database server to connect to and the instance. You can leave this field blank if you have configured a file-based database like SQLITE. Example: SERVERNAME\sqlexpress
Database Path Defines the directory used by Goverlan to store the database if this one is a file-based format. You can leave this field blank if the database is not file-based, or if you want to use the configured Goverlan Application Data Directory to store the database.
Database UserID Defines the database user ID to connect to the database server. You can leave this field blank if you want to use Windows Authentication or if you have configured a file-based database like SQLITE.
Database Password Defines the database user ID to connect to the database server. You can leave this field blank if you want to use Windows Authentication or if you have configured a file-based database like SQLITE.
Database Inventory Enable this option if you do not want Goverlan to register inventory information into the database. Default value is On.

Restrict Advanced Database options in the Goverlan Database Settings

Additionally, the Advanced Settings button in the Goverlan Management console Database Configuration options can also be disabled by policy

GPO Method

Computer Configuration –> Policies –> Administrative Templates –> Goverlan Universal Settings –> Goverlan Features Restriction –> Operator Side

GCS Method

Universal Settings Distribution Tab –> Features Restrictions –> Operator Side

Do not allow: SureDATA Advanced Settings

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