1. About Application

About Application

NSAdmin is a configuration tool that helps configure the 2N® NetStar communication system, version 2. The application is designed for an x86 platform using the WINDOWS operating system connected with 2N® NetStar through a network. It is controlled by a mouse and, secondarily, a keyboard. NS Admin tool uses the TCP connection or modem and communicates with 2N® NetStar basically via port 6992.

As a necessary condition for using this configuration tool under the Windows XP OS, a service pack 2 and Framework v.3. have been installed. The program does not work without these components.

Configuration Tool Main Menu

Once the configuration tool has been started, a window is displayed helping to configure connections to PBXs, analyse traces and start up the Help.   

The main menu offers the following options:

  • Admin
    • Settings – open a dialogue with the global configuration tool settings.
    • Language – choose one of the supported languages.
    • Exit – push this key to exit the configuration tool.
  • Trace – operations with previously saved traces are only available here at the current stage.
    • Load trace from file – upload the saved trace.
    • Add trace from file – add the saved trace to the current trace.
    • Start trace analyzer – push to open a trace analysis window.
  • Help – start the Help in the chosen language.

Configuration Tool Global Settings

This dialogue includes three tabs with the following parameters:

  • XML script
    • Type of debugging – use this section to enable and define the range of displaying the xml trace in the configuration tool. The PBX trace cannot be set here.
    • Indent size – use this parameter to define the indent size for the xml trace.
  • View – this is an auxiliary function for trace analysis using database.
    • Show current window name – check this option to display the current window name in the right-hand bottom corner.
    • Show object IDs – check this option to display the current object Id in the right-hand bottom corner. This is an easy way how to know e.g. the port Id and find the port in the trace.
  • Separete windows
    • Open last created separate windows – define whether the open windows of the tool must be displayed after repeated login to the PBX.
    • Default window width and height – define the width and height of the open window.
  • General
    • Set colours of virtual ports – define the colour for each virtual port or disable this function.
    • Set colours of tables – define the background colours for tables or disable this function.
    • Set colours of logins – define the colour for each user login or disable this function.
    • Set colours of extensions – define the colour for each extension (SIP, external, etc.) or disable this function.
      • Click the Default button, which is available in each subtab of the General tab, to set the output object colour.
    • Advanced – enable the Ask before delete if object is used in configuration parameter to allow/restrict indication of the warning information when the router or routing objects are being removed from configuration.
  • Login
    • Copy devices structure from old version storage – restrict/allow copying of the PBX structure from the earliest configuration tool versions. If the PBX structure has already been copied, erase (not tick of) the checkbox to remove the displayed PBX.

Click OK to confirm the configuration setting and Cancel to exit the dialogue without saving.

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