Getting started with NXPowerLite for File Servers

Once registered NXPowerLite for File Servers will replace files with smaller versions to reclaim space in the configured folders or drives.

Our simple and quick setup process requires no hardware downtime. The following steps and recommendations should help you understand how best to start.

1. Download and install NXPowerLite for File Servers

If you haven't already, download NXPowerLite for File Servers and install on your Windows Server. 

 NXPowerlite for File Servers comes locked in evaluation mode and only when registered will it replace files.

2. Register NXPowerLite for File Servers

When you purchased NXPowerLite you would have been sent an email containing your registration details. This consists of a Registered Name and a 16-digit Registration Key. To unlock NXPowerLite so that it can replace files:

  • Open the NXPowerLite for File Servers Dashboard
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  • Under the Help menu item select Register...
  • Enter your registration detail exactly as they were supplied to you.

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3. Configure the Windows Service

NXPowerLite for File Servers relies on the underlying NXPowerLite File Server Windows Service in order to process files. By default, the service uses the Local System Account which is unlikely to have the permissions required to access all of the folders and drives that will be configured on the Dashboard.

Ensure the service is configured with an account that has full access to all the folders and drives configured. See Configuring the NXPowerLite Windows Service for more details.

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4. Add folders and drives

Configure the folders and drives that you want NXPowerLite to compress by adding folders. Use the Add folder... button to browse for folders or use the Add Multiple Folders... option in the File menu to configure network drives and UNC paths. See How to scan multiple servers or drives with UNC paths for more details.

5. Apply custom profiles

When folders or drives are selected they will have default Files to include and Settings profiles. It is possible to customize both of these.

For example, a Files to include profile may be set to skip PowerPoint files or a Settings profile may be set to apply different JPEG quality settings. 

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 The default Files to include profile will skip any files modified in the last 7 days. Select the All files profile if you want to include all files.

For more information, please see the Files to include and Settings sections in the included help documents

6. Schedule profile

This is a global schedule that controls when the software is processing files and when it is paused. By default, the schedule is set to run continuously, however it is possible to create a schedule profile to control when the software is run. For example, you may want to run the software at weekends only.

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Currently, individual schedules cannot be applied to specific folders

7. Run Mode

The software can be set to either set to Loop Automatically over the configured folders or it can be set to run as a Single Pass through the configured folders once. Use the Run Mode option in the Configure menu item to set this feature.

For example, setting it to run continuously would mean that after NXPowerLite's first pass through the configured folders, it would continue to reduce new content after it arrives, keeping the size of the folders to a minimum.

Useful Links

NXPowerLite for File Servers compatibility and system requirements

Performance tips: Configure NXPowerLite for File Servers for speed

Can anti-virus software conflict with NXPowerLite for File Servers?

NXPowerLite vs Deduplication and Compression

NXPowerLite for File Servers safety guide

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