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List of Windows Registry Settings/ Advanced Properties for EFT Server

Karla Marsh
EFT Express (SMB) & Enterprise

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT v4.x to v7.4.x
  • EFT v8.x stores Advanced Properties in a JSON file. When you upgrade from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8, the non-default settings that you have defined in the registry will be added to the Advanced Properties file during upgrade. (Default settings are part of the EFT configuration files.)
    Please refer to the EFT help for more information.

DISCUSSION

EFT v4.x to v7.4.x stores its configuration information in the Windows Registry, which contains profiles for each user of the computer and information about system hardware, installed programs, and property settings. EFT Server modifies the system registry as needed, and continually references this information during operation. Refer to Windows Account for the EFT Service for information about creating an account for the EFT server service. The EFT server service must have full administrative rights to:

  • the folder in which you install EFT
  • the location in which the users' home folders are stored
  • map a virtual folder to a network drive
  • the Windows Registry

Adding a key to the registry 

To add a key to the registry, you can either edit it directly or create and execute a .reg file. When you add or edit these registry keys, you will need to restart EFT Server.

If the registry key name that you are looking for does not appear in this list, use the Knowledgebase search function to search for the name, in case the article hasn't been added to this list yet.

These options are for advanced users only. Incorrectly editing the registry can severely damage your system. You should always back up (export a copy of) the registry before you make any changes to it.

Some paths include an EFT version number, such as \EFT Server 3.0\ or \EFT Server 7.2\. Do NOT change the path to match your version of EFT Server.


The registry keys described at the links below are available in EFT Server for advanced system administration.

The instructions below are provided only as a reminder for advanced users.

If you are not experienced with editing the Registry, please ask your system or network administrator for assistance.

To backup the registry

  1. Click Start, then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, then press ENTER. The Registry Editor appears.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To backup the entire registry, click My Computer.
    • To backup a specific group of keys or a specific key, click the folder or key.
  4. On the main menu, click File, then click Export. The Export Registry File dialog box appears.
  5. Specify a name and location for the file, then click Save. The export process begins.

    If you are exporting the entire registry, it can take a few minutes, and the file size can be up to 100 MB or more. If you are exporting just one key, the file size is approximately 1 KB.

  6. After you edit the registry, if you are experiencing problems caused by editing the registry, you can import the backed up file:
    1. On the main menu, click File, then click Import. The Import Registry File dialog box appears.
    2. Click the .reg file to import, then click Open. The import process begins. If you are importing the entire registry, it can take a few minutes.

To create a .reg file

  1. In a text editor, such as Notepad, type or paste the following text on the first line:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

  2. On the second line, type or paste the key path. For example, type:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0\EventRules]

    (include brackets)

  3. On the third line, type or paste the name of the key and the value (DWORD) for the key. For example, type:

    "FolderMonitorWorkerThreadCount"=dword:00000100

    (include quotation marks)

  4. Close the file and save it with a .reg extension. For example, type:

    threadcount.reg

  5. Double-click the file and follow the prompts to install the key into the registry. If you receive an error, open the file to verify the information was typed correctly. The .reg file can be transported to and used on other computers.

To create the key manually

  1. Click Start, then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, then press ENTER. The Registry Editor appears.
  3. Expand the My Computer node, the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE node, and the SOFTWARE node to find the GlobalSCAPE nodes.
  4. Click the applicable GlobalSCAPE node (as described below), then right-click it, point to New, then click Key. This makes a new folder under the GlobalSCAPE node.
  5. Type a name for the key based on the instructions below, then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the key, point to New, then click DWORD Value.
  7. Type a name for the DWORD value based on the instructions below, then press ENTER.
  8. Double-click the DWORD. The Edit DWORD Value dialog box appears.
  9. In the Value data box, type an integer, based on the instructions below, then click OK.
  10. Close the registry, then restart the Server service.

Some of the keys should be created in the EFT Server 3.0 folder, and some should be created in the EFT Server 4.0 folder. Do NOT change the path to match your version of EFT Server.


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