In the help desk module, tickets can contain images and other attachments. Attachments can come from emails that were imported as tickets or can be added through the web console. Attachments are stored in a folder on your Lansweeper server, not in your database. If a ticket comes in via email, its attachments are processed by the scanning server that is configured as your help desk mail server. If a ticket is created or viewed via the web console, its attachments are processed by your web server service, which is either IIS or IIS Express. In other words, both the Lansweeper and web server service need to be able to access the folder that stores your ticket attachments.
If your Lansweeper and web server service are hosted on the same machine, both services automatically have access to your attachment folder and you don't need to do anything to ensure correct functioning of attachments. If your Lansweeper and web server service are hosted on different machines though, both services do not automatically have access and ticket attachments can by default fail to load or return errors.
With your services spread across different machines, you need to manually share the attachment folder on your web server, to ensure the scanning server can access it. The connection details of the shared folder must be submitted in Lansweeper as well. This article explains the entire process.
Step 1: open share options of help desk files folder
On the machine hosting your Lansweeper web console, browse to
Program Files (x86)\Lansweeper\Website\helpdesk and right-click the
files folder within. Select
Properties, then the
Sharing tab in the resulting popup and hit the
Advanced Sharing... button.
Step 2: share help desk files folder
Share this folder checkbox and give the share a name. Hit the
Permissions button, then
Add... and select a user account to grant access to the share. This user account will be used by the scanning server to access the share. Give the account Full Control over the share and hit Apply and Ok until you've closed all popup windows.
Step 3: submit share details in Lansweeper
Configuration\General Settings section of the Lansweeper web console. Tick the
Service requires shared folder for attachments checkbox and enter the information of the share and share user account you created earlier.
Step 4: move help desk files from scanning server to central share
Browse to the scanning server you are using as your help desk mail server. If there are files in the
Program Files (x86)\Lansweeper\Website\helpdesk\files folder of this scanning server, move them to the shared folder you created on your web console server. If you have multiple scanning servers, you can verify which one is configured as your help desk mail server by browsing to
Configuration\E-mail Settings in the web console and reviewing the
E-mail settings section.