I would appreciate some help understanding the new behavior of Revit Server, in 2013. I used to have Revit Server 2012 in my server, and I used to be able to connect from my laptop and see the folders that I had created in the server, open the folder, and save the file, but now, in 2013, even though I have followed the instructions, and I can connect to the server, I can't see, from my laptop, the folders that I have made in the server. I wonder if this has anything to do with my choice for those 3 options that appear at the time of installation: Host, Accelerator, and Admin. I chose all three.
This was the workflow in Revit Server 2012:
In Revit 2012, the icon to connect says "Connect to Revit Server" , I could connect, and then when I went to save, in the file dialog box, I had an icon that looked like a server, and was named simply as "Revit Server", which I could open and see my folders, and save my files. Everything was OK.
This is what happens in Revit Server 2013:
The icon to connect says "Manage connection to a Revit Server accelerator" , I can connect to the server, and then when I go to save, in the file dialog box, the icon now says "Revit Server Network", different name, but when I go to save, in the file dialog box, I can't see the folders that I have created in the server.
Never mind. I found the answer. The same RSN.ini file needs to be in both places, server and remote user.
If both rsn.ini files are there but stil no servers visible, what to do then?
Hello, Peter, nice to see you here. I recommend you these 3 alternatives of help:
Probably you have already done all of the above, except # 5?
I have done all that exept Product Support and contacting Cliff Collins. I will try Product Support.
I'm not sure I have the answer about having .ini files in all locations, but still no connectivity ( if I have the problem right?).
I'd check IIS setup, ping all servers from each location.
Also, an obvious one that sometimes gets overlooked is having Silverlight installed with latest version at all locations.
Does the Revit Server Admin web portal show anything in your browser?
Yes, I can connect and ping all servers, we have one with roles Host,Accelerator,Admin and one with roles Accelerator,admin. I can also reach both servers with http://<servername>/revitserveradmin2013 from my workstation, and see the folderstructure that I created.
The rsn.ini file is created on both servers and the workstation. As shown in this video http://thejame.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/revit-serv
It should also be possible to see any host entry in the rsn.ini and see them even if they are "Ghosts" as in not present on the network.
Nothing shows up in the Revit workstation, not at open and also not when trying to save a workshared project. My firewall is checked for Files & Printers on the workstation as required.
make sure all these steps have been followed.
Thanks, Cliff, for the link to that video. It's the best video I've seen about that installation. Thanks.
Yes--those are good reference videos. Esp. for us "archies" who are also trying to be "IT gurus"!
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