Moving Power Broker from an old server to a new server

Moving Power Broker from an old server to a new server should be fairly easy. Ensure that you do NOT decommission your old server for a few months should you need to gain access to it in the future if something is missed.

One of the first steps you would need to do is to make note of the existing mapped drive that Power Broker uses at an existing computer that’s still on the old network. If you go to a workstation, you can right click over a Power Broker icon, go to Properties, and then Shortcut, and this will tell you the target. In this example, we will use the P:\ drive.

You would then go to your old server and backup these directories:


Note: The folders mentioned are static folder names. Should this brokerage have changed the names, it’s best to log into Power Broker first as an administrator, go to Utilities, Define your Company Information, Software Directories, and double check if anything is different.

Once these are backed up, go to the new server.

On the new server, create a folder called \DATA.

Right click and share this folder to ‘Everyone’.

Click on ‘Permissions’ and ensure that ‘Everyone’ has full permission.

Copy the backed up directories to the C:\DATA directory.

Once copied, map a drive to the C:\DATA directory using the drive letter you found in a previously mentioned step. ( example P:\ )

Now that you have a P:\ drive, in Windows Explore browse to the P:\ drive and find a folder called \BRO and a file called BROW.EXE. Right click on this file, and choose ‘ Send To Desktop’ and ‘Create a shortcut’ . Rename this new icon to PB4. Still in Windows Explore, find a file called PowerTools, right click, send to Desktop, Create new Shortcut. Now search for a file called ‘Workstation.exe’ and run this file. Once installed, close Windows Explorer.

The ‘Fix Corrupted Database’ feature needs Data Execution Prevention to be disabled. One option is to go to your Control Panel, go to System, Advanced, Performace Settings and under the Data Execution Prevention, place a dot in the top circle. This will require a reboot of the server.

If you would rather not do this to your server, your other option would be to only run Fix Corrupted Database at a workstation following the same rule. One computer that plans on running this Power Broker Utility will need this setting to be disabled.

Double click on the new Power Broker icon, and it should bring you into a Power Broker log in screen.

At the workstation, you would need to disconnect the existing mapped P:\ drive, reboot, and remap a new P:\ drive to the servers C:\DATA share.

If you are adding a new computer to the mix, map the same P:\ drive as all of the other computers, and run Workstation.exe found in the \BRO directory.

NOTE: UNC paths are NOT supported. You must have a mapped drive!

If the old server was the computer that ran EDI – Send and Receive ( the administrator should know this ) , you will need to browse to P:\Email and run setuppc.exe. Ensure that you point the install to P:\Email before proceeding. This will require a reboot. You would then go to Start, All Programs, Broker EDI PC Email Engine, and open Setup-Main. Write down the Username and Password. Close these windows out and open Internet Explorer. Go to in the address bar at the top left. Type in the username and password. When it asks to install Juniper, choose ‘ Always Trust/allow ‘. If there is a connection issue, you may have your firewall set to high, so please visit and then links, and then Mastercom. There is a Firewall document that outlines what ports need to be open. Now go to Start, All Programs, Broker EDI PC Email Engine, Settings CSIOnet. Under the parameters option, browse to the proper ‘programs’ folder. If you are 32 bit, then ‘programs’ should be fine. If you are 64 bit, then you would write down the path you see, and browse to the same path, but in the C:\PROGRAMFILES(x86) directory.

Once all of these steps are completed, test Power Broker and Mastercom to ensure that everything is working. If there was any confusion in these steps, one way of ensuring that everything is fine is to go to Utilities, and in the reports section, run the ‘Print Data Transaction Report’ to the screen for the past week. What you should see are entries made by staff for the past week. The next day or so, run the report again to ensure that all staff are mentioned in the report and that everyone is pointing to the correct copy of Power Broker.

If you have any other questions about this, please contact our technical support team.