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Please see the example below:
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August 17, 2018, at 10:55 PM by Brad Stone - Include explicit instructions on how to show package contents of PCClient.app file
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--->[@[app-path]/client/mac/PCClient.app/Contents/Resources/config.properties@]
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--->[@[app-path]/client/mac/PCClient.app (control-click, Show Package Contents) Contents/Resources/config.properties@]
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* If running PaperCut MF you may also need to reconfigure the MFDs to point to the new server address.
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* If running PaperCut MF you may also need to reconfigure the `MFDs to point to the new server address.
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* The print provider config file located on any secondary server or future installed secondary server.
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* The print provider config file located on any secondary server or future installed secondary server.

* If running PaperCut MF you may also need to reconfigure the MFDs to point to the new server address.

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(:title Changing the Server Name or IP Address :)
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(:title Changing the Server Name or IP Address:)
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* If the hostname is being changed and you would like to keep the same printer entries in PaperCut afterwards (i.e. to preserve settings and print history), then the printers in PaperCut must be renamed.  See the article [[HowToRenameAPrinter|+]] for more details.
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!!See also:
* [[HowToRenameAPrinter|+]]
* [[MigratingNGToNewServer|+]]
* [[MigratingNGToNewServerExtDB|+]]

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''Catagory: [[!Configuration]]''
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Configuration|+]]
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* The URLs used to access the PaperCut server for remote administration may need to change - inform other administrators.
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* The [=URLs=] used to access the PaperCut server for remote administration may need to change - inform other administrators.
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!!Also consider:

* The impact renaming the server may have on shared printers, or shared file paths.

* The URLs used to access the PaperCut server for remote administration may need to change - inform other administrators.

* Always take time to test the system in full after making the changes.  You may find the [[PostUpgradeTestPlan|+]] useful.

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Changing the name (hostname) or the IP address of a server is generally considered a high impact task and should be treated with some care (much more so that changing the IP of a workstation).  Clients/workstations software (e.g. the PaperCut User Client) locate and communicate with the server by using a hostname and/or IP address stored in a configuration file.  For correct operation, any hostname/IP address change should also be propagated to the following files:

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Changing the name (hostname) or the IP address of a server is generally considered a high impact task and should be treated with some care (much more so than changing the IP of a workstation).  Clients/workstations software (e.g. the PaperCut User Client) locate and communicate with the server by using a hostname and/or IP address stored in a configuration file.  For correct operation, any hostname/IP address change should also be propagated to the following files:

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''Catagory:'' [!Configuration]
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''Catagory: [[!Configuration]]''
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* [@config.properties@] file located in the client directory (client connection information):
-->'''On Server:''' [@[app-path]/
client/win/connection.properties@]
-->'''On Locally Installed Clients:''' [@[client-install-path]/connection.properties@]


*
[@connection.properties@] file located in the release directory (release station connection information)

* The print provider
config file located at: [@[app-path]/providers/print/win/print-provider.conf@] (''Note: On windows, the print provider service must be restarted after changing this file)
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* [@config.properties@] file located in the client directory (client connection information stored in the same directory as the client executable):

-->'''On Server:'''
--->[@[app-path]/client/win/config.properties@]
--->[@[app-path]/client/linux/config.properties@]
--->[@[app-path]/client/mac/PCClient.app/Contents/Resources/config.properties@]

-->
'''On Locally Installed Clients:''' [@[client-install-path]/config.properties@]


* [@connection.properties@] file located in the release directory (release station connection information):
-->'''On Server:''' [@[app-path]/release/connection.properties@]
-->'''On Locally Installed Stations:''' [@[client-install-path]/connection.properties@]

* The print provider config file located at: [@[app-path]/providers/print/win/print-provider.conf@] (''Note:''
On windows, the print provider service must be restarted after changing this file)
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Changing the name (hostname) or the IP address of a server is generally considered a high impact task and should be treated with some care (much more so that changing the IP of a workstation).  Clients/workstations software (e.g. the PaperCut User Client) locate and communicate with the server by using a hostname and/or IP address stored in a configuration file.  For correct opperation, any hostname/IP address change should also be propergated to the following files:

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Changing the name (hostname) or the IP address of a server is generally considered a high impact task and should be treated with some care (much more so that changing the IP of a workstation).  Clients/workstations software (e.g. the PaperCut User Client) locate and communicate with the server by using a hostname and/or IP address stored in a configuration file.  For correct operation, any hostname/IP address change should also be propagated to the following files:

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* connection.properties file located in the release directory (release station connection information)

* The print provider config file located at: C:\Program Files\PaperCut NG\providers\print\win\print-provider.conf (the print provider service must be restarted)

* The print provider config
file located on any secondary server or future installed secondary server.
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* [@connection.properties@] file located in the release directory (release station connection information)

* The print provider config file located at: [@[app-path]/providers/print/win/print-provider.conf@] (''Note: On windows, the print provider service must be restarted after changing this file)

* The print provider config file located on any
secondary server or future installed secondary server. 

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''Catagory:'' [!Configuration]
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(:title Changing the Server Name or IP Address :)

Changing the name (hostname) or the IP address of a server is generally considered a high impact task and should be treated with some care (much more so that changing the IP of a workstation).  Clients/workstations software (e.g. the PaperCut User Client) locate and communicate with the server by using a hostname and/or IP address stored in a configuration file.  For correct opperation, any hostname/IP address change should also be propergated to the following files:


* [@config.properties@] file located in the client directory (client connection information):
-->'''On Server:''' [@[app-path]/client/win/connection.properties@]
-->'''On Locally Installed Clients:''' [@[client-install-path]/connection.properties@]


* connection.properties file located in the release directory (release station connection information)

* The print provider config file located at: C:\Program Files\PaperCut NG\providers\print\win\print-provider.conf (the print provider service must be restarted)

* The print provider config file located on any secondary server or future installed secondary server.

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