Basics of Configuration Tool

The Configuration Tool allows the server Administrator to edit most of the server configuration properties and to perform basic administrative operations such as starting/stopping the server.


Starting the Configuration Tool

The Configuration Tool is launched automatically after the Server is installed.
Afterwards it can be launched by:

 Windows Family:


In the configuration tool we have:

Server Configuration -Simple mode
Server Configuration - Advanced mode
Webview Setting

Server Configuration - Simple mode


When the tool opens you will be presented with the 'Simple' configuration screen. The 'simple' configuration mode allows settings to be established and changes made to the items listed below.You can save any changes made to the configuration settings by clicking on ‘Apply Settings’ button.

On filling/changing a field value it is suggested to 'Tab-key' out of it as it will validate the field.The missing/errorenous fields are highlighted in red and the number of errors is displayed in the tab-title.


  1. Server Name and Administrator Name onced configured cannot be changed.
  2. License Code onced applied can be changed only in Advance mode


License Code

Enter the nesstar license code obtained from nesstar support.  

Server Name

    Enter a name for the server in this field (the server name cannot contain spaces). This name will identify the server to external users. It is also used as the name for the default catalogue in which datasets are published. Please note that the server name can be set up only once using the Configuration Tool. Please ensure therefore that the desired name is assigned to the server before completing installation.   


 This is the port connection on which the Nesstar Server accepts connections. By default it is set to 80 but this may be changed if this port is already in use. For remote publishing port 80 is recommended to maximise access from organisations with restrictive firewalls.

IP address

This is the machine IP (or symbolic address) that your Nesstar Server will accept connections on. When you use the Nesstar WebView client you can view the published items on your server by entering the IP address and port number in your web browser. It is preferable to enter the complete symbolic address of the server machine (e.g. rather than a numeric IP address.
If you desire to run the server as a local server, not to be accessed by other machines, use the default local address localhost or

Administrator Name

This field displays the administrator user name. This will be used as your user id when administering any Nesstar services.

Administrator Password

This is the password used with the server administrator user id and will be needed to access any of the functions that require special permissions.


Server Configuration - Advanced mode


 The 'Advanced mode' of the configuration tool contains many additional settings for the Nesstar Server. Each setting is displayed with a short explanation. In most cases they do not need to changed and are best left in their default modes. Once modified, these settings can be applied by clicking on ‘Apply Settings’.