Allowing a Duplicate Hostname and CVD Port During Client Installation

You can install the SnapProtect software on computers that have the same host name and CVD port by adding the nAllowDuplicateHostName additional setting. The computer name must be unique.

Important: To use this feature, a two-way firewall must exist between the CommServe computer and the client computer. For information, see Firewall Using Direct Connections.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click CommServe and click Properties.
  2. In the CommCell Properties dialog box, click the Additional Settings tab and click Add.
  3. In the Add Additional Settings dialog box, add the nAllowDuplicateHostName additional setting with the following properties:
    Property Value
    Name nAllowDuplicateHostName
    Category CommServe
    Type INTEGER
    Value 1

    For instructions on adding the additional setting from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.