Add x360Sync to a Windows domain (private cloud)

Written By Heather Hootman ()

Updated at July 1st, 2021

You must install the x360Sync Server software onto a standalone server as a local admin; PostgreSQL cannot install properly if the server is a member of a domain. After x360Sync has successfully been installed, you can join the x360Sync server to your Windows Domain.

To add x360Sync to a Windows Domain:

  1. In Active Directory, create a user named, anchorpg, which is the same user that was created when PostgreSQL was installed.
  2. On your x360Sync server, click the Start menu, enter services.msc into the search box, and press the Enter key. The Services window displays.
  3. In the Services window, right-click the PostgreSQL service, and select Properties. The Properties dialog box displays.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Log On tab. The Log On tab displays.
  5. In the Log On tab, click the This account radio button, and browse to select the anchorpg user youcreated in Active Directory, making sure that you enter the same password (the password can be found in the [target drive]:\anchorserver\conf\config.ini file).
  6. Click the OK button when you are finished.
  7. While still in the x360Sync server, right-click the PosgreSQL directory (for example, C:\PostgreSQL9.1), and select Properties. The Properties dialog box displays.
  8. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab. The Security tab displays.
  9. In the Security tab, click the Advanced button. The Advanced Security Settings dialog box displays.
  10. In the Advanced dialog box, click the Change Permission button. The Permission tab displays.
  11. In the Permission entries box, highlight the anchorpg user and click the Edit button. The Object tab displays.
  12. In the Object tab, click the Change button. The Select User or Group dialog box displays.
  13. In the Select User or Group dialog box, change the user to the anchorpg Active Directory user.
  14. Click the OK button when you are finished.
  15. Navigate to the PostgreSQL data folder (for example, C:\PostgreSQL9.1\data), and give the anchorpg Active Directory user full permissions to the folder.
  16. Return to the Services window and restart the PostgreSQL service, the x360Sync service, and the Apache service. x360Sync has now been added to your Windows domain.