1C:Enterprise 8.3. Client/Server mode. Administrator Guide. Introduction

1C:Enterprise 8.3. Client/Server mode. Administrator Guide


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This book is the manual that covers administration of the 1C:Enterprise client/ server mode. The manual is intended for administrators who carry out various tasks related to administering the 1C:Enterprise client/server infobases.


This manual covers specific features related to administration of the 1C:Enterprise client/server mode.

Chapter 1 covers hardware and software requirements for 1C:Enterprise server installation and operation.

Chapter 2 describes operation in the client/server mode.

Chapter 3 describes 1C:Enterprise server installation procedure.

Chapter 4 is focused on the 1C:Enterprise server startup.

Chapter 5 covers specific features related to administration of the 1C:Enterprise client/server mode.

Chapter 6 describes system uninstall.


General aspects of administering 1C:Enterprise are covered in "1C:Enterprise 8.3.

Administrator Guide" that is included in the delivery set of the 1C:Enterprise.


In writing this manual, we assume that you are familiar with the operating system of the computer running 1C:Enterprise (Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems;) and possess the basic skills of working with this operating system.

Besides, you need to have administration skills for the operating system used.

For some administration procedures, you may need to have Administrator access rights as well as the distribution kit of the operating system in use.


The documentation includes the following books covering the 1C:Enterprise technological platform:

„ "1C:Enterprise 8.3. User Manual". Describes the basic concepts and features that are common for all 1C:Enterprise applications.

„ "1C:Enterprise 8.3. Developer Guide". Describes how to customize applications to reflect the accounting procedures in a specific company, as well as how to develop new applications.

„ "1C:Enterprise 8.3. Administrator Guide". Describes 1C:Enterprise administration, including features related to building client/server systems.

„ "1C:Enterprise              8.3.         Client/Server.       Administrator      Guide". Describes

1C:Enterprise installation and operation with client/server infobase versions.

The syntax of the 1C:Enterprise script and query language is described in "1C:Enterprise 8.3. Developer Guide". The full object model description is included in the distribution kit in the electronic form (in the Designer help topics and in the Syntax Assistant).


The distribution kit for a specific product may not include all the above books.

Training Materials and Additional Opportunities

1C Company supports 1C:Enterprise users in learning and deployment of the solutions. Such support includes various sources of information that will help to develop and use applications properly and efficiently.

Text Files Included in the 1C:Enterprise 8.3 Distribution Kit

The distribution kit includes electronic documents that include the descriptions of installation and update procedures, as well as the list of features added in this version. They are copied to the hard disk during 1C:Enterprise installation.

These documents are located in the directory with 1C:Enterprise installation files, in the \docs\en subdirectory. If you do not change the default installation path, they are copied to C:\Program Files\1cv8\VersionNumber\docs\en. The VersionNumber stands for the 1C:Enterprise version number. For example, this is how the path looks for version C:\Program Files\1cv8\\docs\en.

The file V8Update.htm contains the list of changes as compared to previous platform versions, and update instructions.


1C:Enterprise is a universal cloud and on-premise system of programs for automating a company’s financial and wider operational activities. 1C:Enterprise has the breadth of capability to address the diverse needs of today’s business. This is achieved through "configurability" – the ability to customize the system based on the specific needs of companies and their business processes.


To help you understand the material, our Manual uses some general techniques to set off certain text elements. You will find the agreement on these techniques below.

Keyboard Keys: Keys such as Enter, Esc, Del and the like will be shown with the lettering on the keys themselves, without quotation marks.

When referring to cursor control keys (arrow keys), we will use the phrase cursor control keys when we need to refer to all these keys at once. If we need to refer to these keys individually, we will use the expressions Up Arrow, Down Arrow, Right Arrow, and Left Arrow.

Keyboard Shortcuts: When you need to press a combination of two keys to execute some command, it will be presented as Ctrl + F3.

Buttons: The names of the buttons in a form will be presented by their names without quotation marks, for example, OK, Cancel, Delete, and so forth.

1C:Enterprise Script Keywords: 1C:Enterprise script keywords will be highlighted by a font and written in the manner they are written in software modules: WorkingDate. In the text, you will come across references to descriptions of sections or elements of the 1C:Enterprise script (properties, methods, etc). To view these descriptions, use Help content (1C:Enterprise script section).

Menu Actions: The following framework is used to describe selection of a menu item: Menu – Submenu – Submenu – … – Item. Example: "To select the image scale, use the Table – Type – Scale item," which is equivalent to the text: "To select the image scale, use the Scale item from the Type submenu of the Table menu of the software main menu." If the selection is not to be made in the main menu, this is specifically described.

1C:Enterprise Operation Modes: 1C:Enterprise operates in two modes: configuration customization and verification mode (hereinafter referred to as Designer mode or Designer when related to developing or editing a configuration) and configuration running mode (1C:Enterprise mode from here on).

For the purposes of this manual, a user is a specialist who develops or supports a configuration.

%USERPROFILE% expression refers to a variable in Windows environment that contains a path to the directory of the current user profile. If default installation is used (for the user name Ivanov), the path will look as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\Ivanov

%APPDATA% expression refers to a Windows environment variable that contains a path to a directory (in the current user profile) for the applications to store data. If default installation is used (for the user name Ivanov), the path will look as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\Ivanov\Application Data

In Windows Vista and above, this path will appear as follows:


The %LOCALAPPDATA% expression refers to a variable in Windows Vista and above that contains a path to the directory (in the current user profile) where user-specific application data are stored. In a default installation (and for user Ivanov), this path will appear as follows:


Executable files for both Windows and Linux are name in the same way regardless of the OS used and without specifying the extension (if a file has one). Therefore, ragent executable file is referred to as ragent. In this case, .exe extension should be added in Windows (file names are NOT case-sensitive), and nothing has to be added in Linux (file names ARE case-sensitive).

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