How to Connect to or Disconnect from a Server

An RFID administrator can use RFID Manager to connect to or disconnect from multiple local or remote BizTalk RFID servers. This enables an administrator to configure, manage, and administer BizTalk RFID servers from a single location.

For more information about how to start or stop BizTalk RFID services, see How to Start or Stop RFID Services.

RFID Manager cannot connect to an BizTalk RFID server computer, where the BizTalk RFID service is in a stopped state.

  1. In RFID Manager, select the RFID Services Administration node.

  2. On the Action menu, click Connect.

  3. In the Select RFID Server dialog box, specify the RFID server name.

    By default, the host computer name is displayed. To connect to a remote server that is available on the same domain, type the server name in the Name field. If the server is on a different domain, type the fully qualified domain name for the server, for example,

You can also specify an IP address to connect to a server. However, this dialog does not support IPv6 address conventions for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

  1. Start the Windows services in the BizTalk RFID server where the services are disabled by following these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.

    2. Click Microsoft BizTalk RFID under Name.

    3. On the Action menu, click Start.

      This starts the RFID service.

  2. In the RFID Manager client console tool, click the server node.

  3. On the Action menu, click Connect.

  1. In RFID Manager, under the RFID Services Administration node, click the server that you want to disconnect from.

  2. On the Action menu, click Disconnect.

    The server is disconnected, and the server node and its subnodes do not appear in the console tree.

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