How to connect existing WEBCON BPS Databases to fresh WEBCON BPS installation?

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applies to: BPS 8.0.0.x

 Scenario:

We have an existing WEBCON BPS databases on SQL Server, however Sharepoint Server with WEBCON BPS components do not exist (after a disaster).

The object is to install a fresh Sharepoint Server, install WEBCON BPS components and connect to an existing WEBCON BPS databases.

Steps to follow:

  1. Install Sharepoint Server on a fresh machine
  2. Install WEBCON BPS components using BPS installer

Check prerequisites for WEBCON BPS and click “Next

BPS-installer

Choose “Advanced Installation” mode

BPS-installer-advanced

Choose correct components for your installation (choose all components).

installer-components

Choose Sharepoint Web Application for feature activation and click “Next” to install WEBCON BPS components

feature-activation

Set an appropriate SQL Server connection parameters.

sql-connection

Set WEBCON BPS Database language settings and databases owner and click “Next”

db-owner

On “Farm configuration database creation” step click “Skip

db-skip

On “Database connection configuration” screen use “Load” button to choose WEBCON BPS database you want to use in a fresh installation. Afterwards click “Next

db-choose

Installer shows you content databases configuration stored in configuration database – click “Skip” button

content-skip

Installer shows you attachments databases configuration stored in configuration database – click “Skip” button

attach-skip

Choose (or create a new one) Sharepoint Site you want to use for WEBCON BPS

site-creation

Set WEBCON BPS Workflows Service parameters (user, site, roles)

services

Click “Next”, start the service, and it is done.

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