Metropolis Service Configuration

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Metropolis Service Configuration

Metropolis Service Configuration controls the settings in the app.config file in the Metropolis install folder, typically C:\METROPOLIS. Make sure you select [Update Config] to save all your configuration settings to the app.config file.

Metropolis Service

This section controls how the Metropolis service listens to incoming client requests.

Host Name- The host name clients will use when connecting to the Metropolis service. An example would be a DNS name of, or you can use your Windows server name like dysr-metropolis.

Port- The port the Metropolis service will listen to. Make sure the port is accessible through your firewall.

If you would like the installer to open the Windows Firewall port for you, click [Open Firewall Port]. This will be necessary to connect to Metropolis.

Mail Server

Metropolis can send you notification messages for a variety of tasks like errors or data changes. Metropolis needs a mail server to send the notification messages.

SMTP Server- The host name or IP address of your mail server.

Port- The port your SMTP mail server listens on. Default is 25 for unencrypted mail.

Sender Email- The account that will send the notification messages. This is often a type address.

Email Recipients- A comma delimited list of email addresses to send the notifications to.

Default Credentials- If you are using a SMTP mail server that uses a Windows AD/Domain integrated security account for credentials, click Default Credentials.

Sender Email Account Login

The SMTP mail server credentials required to send notification messages.

User Name- The login for the sender email account. For example,

Password- The password for the sender email account.

Domain- The domain (optional) for the sender email account.

Once the information is entered, click the [Test Email Settings] button and a test notification email will be sent.

Once this is sent, make sure you check for new email. If you can't find it in your in-box, wait a minute or two and check your junk mail folder. If you still can't find it, double check your configuration settings.

The test email should look similar to this:

Once the test was successful, you must click the [Update Config] button to save the changes. Once the changes have been saved, you will see a success notification.

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