The PCS configurator launches automatically immediately after the installation is complete.

On the Database tab, the SQL connection settings should be set.

PCS_configurator

By default, the SQL connection type is set to "SQL Express". It is also possible to work in local database mode. Use the greenbutton next to "SQL connection" to select whether the database will be created on a local machine or an SQL server:

SQL_connection_preset

The internal database based on the MS SQL Local DB database engine suits evaluation purposes only; it works out of the box and requires no additional setup. However, we strongly recommend using an external database as a back-end Cinegy PCS database in a production environment. An external database is usually more reliable and provides better performance. Also, the internal database may become extremely slow on large data sets. Please also note that our support does not cover any performance or database data loss issues if you are using the internal database.

Caution
Please pay special attention that we strongly recommend not to use internal MS SQL Local DB database for production Cinegy PCS instances.

For the SQL Express connection configure the following parameters:

  • Data source – specify the existing SQL Server instance name.

  • Initial catalog – define the database name.

  • Authentication – use the drop-down list to select whether the Windows or SQL Server authentication will be used for access to the created database.

    With the "SQL Server Authentication" option selected, the required field becomes highlighted with a red frame; press the expand_settings_buttonbutton to expand the "Authentication" settings. Type in the username and password in the corresponding fields.

    User_credentials

If you have chosen the LocalDB connection type, you only need to specify the database name:

Localdb_name

Having specified the database parameters, press the "Check database" button. The "Database validation" window will appear performing the database validation steps:

DB_existence_check

During the first run, the database validation will detect the database does not exist yet.

DB_do_not_exist

Press the "Create a database" button. Press "Yes" in the confirmation dialog to continue with the database creation. In the next window, the database creation stages are listed. Once the database is created, press "OK" to exit the window.

Having specified the database settings, press the "Apply" button to save them.

Go to the "Windows service" tab to proceed with configuration. Press the "Install" button to install Cinegy PCS as a Windows service.

PCS_Windows_service_installation

Once the service is installed, it should be started manually by pressing the "Start" button.

The status indicator will turn green meaning that the service is running.

Service_running

In the settings section, define the logon parameters and service start mode.

Tip
It is recommended to use the "Automatic (Delayed)" service start mode, which enables automatic service start immediately after all the main system services have been started.