GroupShare 2014 SP1 Internal Training

SDL Studio GroupShare
2014 SP1 Release
Internal Training
Mark Oldfield, Development Manager
28th April 2014
○ To inform internal technical staff about the SDL GroupShare
2014 SP1 Release
○ To provide an opportunity to ask questions
○ Part 1: General training
– Release Overview
– Compatibility & Upgrading
– Architecture Overview - Changes
– Deployment configurations &
licensing considerations
– How to report issues
○ Part 2: Technical training
– Configuring E-Mail Notification
– Troubleshooting common issues
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Part 1:
SDL GroupShare
Release Overview
Release Overview
○ Project Server REST API
Publish Studio packages
Retrieve completed files
○ Custom authentication support
○ Access to GroupShare projects from notification email
○ Optimized views functionality (Projects, Translation Memories, Background Tasks)
Infinite scrolling
Improved database loading
Improved filtering
Include Sub-Organization and Show tasks for all users
Release Overview
○ New permissions to control Web UI access
Background Tasks
TM Server infrastructure
○ Enhanced flexibility to configure the URL to the website
○ Bug fixes
Part 1:
SDL GroupShare
Compatibility & Upgrading
Supported Environments
○ OS:
Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS 8.5
Windows Server 2012, with IIS 8.0
Windows Server 2008 R2, with IIS 7.5
○ Database:
SQL Server 2008 SP1 (including Express)
SQL Server 2008 R2 (including Express)
SQL Server 2012 (including Express)
SQL Server 2014 (include Express)
○ Browsers
Internet Explorer 9.0
Internet Explorer 8.x
Firefox 4.0
Firefox 3.6
Supported Clients
– SDL Trados Studio 2011 (TM Server and MultiTerm Server access only)
– SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP1, SP2, SP2R (full functionality)
– SDL Trados Studio 2014, SP1
– SDL MultiTerm Desktop 2011, SP1, SP2
– SDL MultiTerm Desktop 2014, SP1
– SDL Passolo 2011 SP9 (TM Server and MultiTerm Server access only)
Upgrade and Migration Paths
○ SDL GroupShare 2011 CU04
– Option to upgrade during installation
○ SDL GroupShare 2014
– Option to upgrade during installation
Part 1:
SDL GroupShare
Architecture Overview
SDL GroupShare 2014 SP1 High Level Architecture
Part 1:
SDL GroupShare
Deployment & Licensing Considerations
Deployment Configurations
○ GroupShare supports the following deployment configurations:
– Single machine installation
– Multiple machine installation
○ GroupShare servers that can be deployed on different machines
Web Server
SDL MultiTerm Online
Application Server
Database Server
○ GroupShare components that can be installed separately
– TM Server
– MultiTerm Server
– Project Server
Licensing Changes
○ No licensing changes
○ Helper available on request
– Certificate validation check now removed
Part 1:
SDL GroupShare
How to report issues
How to report issues
○ All issues that require engagement with Engineering team should be
sent to Development Manager first
○ Development Manager will work with team’s Scrum Master to balance
engagement against team’s current workload
○ For speedier response, engagement requests should provide as much
information as possible from Engagement Checklist
○ If an issue is found to be a defect in any part of the product, the defect
should be raised in “Language Technologies” project in TestTrack, not
“Translation” or “Terminology”
– Contact TestTrack Administrators for assistance if you do not currently have
access to that project
– SoloBug template will be issued by the TestTrack Administrators to assist with
defect raising
○ Any questions?
Part 2:
SDL GroupShare
Technical Overview
Install Locations
○ Application Installed into C:\Program Files (x86)\SDL\SDL
– SDL Server\Application
• Main application binaries
– SDL Server\Web
• Web site binaries
○ Web Site
– Creates root site ‘SDL Server’
– Serves files from Program Files (x86)\SDL\SDL Server\Web
Links in the Chain
○ Client to Router
– Configured through web.config and registry
○ Router to Application Server
– WCF over TCP/SSL
– Configured through registry on web server and application server
○ Application Server to Execution Server
– Via Queue in Database
– Self-configuring via svc.ServiceProcess
○ Application/Execution Servers to Database
– ADO.Net over the Oracle .Net Provider
– Configured via the registry
Client to Router
○ Silverlight client always communicates back to the server that served
the application
– No configuration required for hostname
○ Client initially connects to the Discovery Service
– /platform/sdl/Discovery.svc
○ Discovery Service returns list of configured endpoints
– Endpoints configured in web.config
○ Client tests endpoint in preferred order
– Silverlight – HTTPS, HTTP
– Windows Client – TCP, HTTPS, HTTP
○ Connects to ‘best’ endpoint
Router Configuration
Endpoints defined in platform/web.config
<!-- router services -->
<service name="Sdl.Enterprise2.Platform.Router.IssuedTokenRouter" behaviorConfiguration="routerServiceBehavior">
<!-- Issued Token Router http endpoint -->
<endpoint name="Http.IssuedToken.RequestReply"
contract="Sdl.Enterprise2.Platform.Router.IRequestReplyRouter" />
<endpoint name="Http.IssuedToken.Metadata"
contract="IMetadataExchange" />
Out of the box supports HTTP
Needs updating to support HTTPS or TCP
Installer includes commented out HTTPS and TCP endpoint
HTTPS Requires customer certificate
From recognised certification authority
Router to Application Server (Router end)
○ Routing Table in Registry
○ Installer creates a single ‘default’ entry
– e.g. /default/BaseAddress = net.tcp://
– Sends all traffic to specified host/port
– Host and port specified by user during installation
○ Supports multi-application server deployments
– e.g. /multiterm.svc/BaseAddress = net.tcp://
Router to Application Server (Application Server
○ Application Server listens to endpoint defined in registry
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SDL\Platform\Services\Application
○ Same format as Router
– BaseAddress = net.tcp://localhost:41000
○ Same location also used for generic Application Server settings
– PeriodicTaskDaemon (true/false)
• If set the Application Server runs any periodic tasks that have been configured
– Register (true/false)
• If set the Application Server registers itself with the GroupShare System Database
Router to Application Server
○ Secure Channel
– communications goes over secure channel (SSL)
○ Application Server requires a certificate
– Installed into trusted root store
○ Installer creates and installs certificate
– On Application Server
○ User can select their own certificate at install time
– Larger customers may have existing SSL certificate
Service Registration
○ GroupShare Services self-register with System Database
– Adds entry to svc.ServiceProcess table
• Includes server hostname
– Registered services immediately become visible to system
– Application Service starts pulling work from queue.
• Work item assigned to named server with no config
○ Deploying new Application Server
– Install service
– Configure database connection string
– Start service
○ Quick and easy to add capacity
Application Service to Execution Service
○ All communications go via work item queue
○ Single central work item queue
Simple – easy to monitor
Implicit load balancing
Prioritised queue
○ Work Items added to queue
Application Server,
Execution Services
Workflow Service
○ Execution Service
Polls queue and takes next highest priority work item
Work Item remains on queue marked as assigned to service
If service fails work item will time out and be reallocated to next available Application Server
Services to Database
○ All data access goes through database agnostic layer
Supports SQL Server, SQL Express, Oracle,
Some trade-off between performance and portability
○ Connection Strings live in Registry
○ Separate Connection Strings for each logical schema
Sdl.Identity – security schema
Sdl.System – GroupShare system schemas
etm – Enterprise Translation Memory
Sdl.Project – Translation Memory schema
svc - Services
Sdl.Translation – Translation Memory schema
sts – Secure Token Service
proj– Project Server schema
Services to Database
– Connection String
• Standard .Net format
• Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=SDLSystem;Integrated Security=True
– Provider
• .Net Provider Class
• e.g. System.Data.SqlClient
○ Recommend Integrated Security
– Microsoft recommended best-practice
– Implies account used to run Application and Execution Services must
have appropriate access to GroupShare Database
• Installer asks for a user-created domain account
– TM Server requires dbCreator permission to create containers
GroupShare System Database
○ Separate schemas for each component
svc – services
sts – secure token service
etm – enterprise translation memory (not the actual TMs)
proj – project server
○ Schema versioning
– dbo.SchemaVersion table
• Holds version number of each installed schema
• Allows automatic schema upgrades in future releases
GroupShare 2014 System Database Changes
○ svc – services
– Additional settings for e-mail notifications
○ sts – secure token service
– Changes to improve performance
○ proj – project server
– Additional table and store procedure to support Assignment
File Store
○ File Store
– File store folder requires read / write permission for the service account used to
run Application Server and Execution Server
– File store can be a UNC folder (network folder)
– Project Server currently support only a single file store
○ File Store Folder Structure
– Folder per project
• Named using GUID
– Project folder has a flat file structure (Unlike project structure in Translation
– Project files
• Named using <FileVersionGuid>.<Filename>.<ext>
File Store
○ Package folder
Two package types
Synchronization package
Publish package
Synchronization package
Created when users requests the project and by requesting a update
Used to synchronize data between server and Translation Studio client
Publish package used
Created when publishing a project from Translation Studio
Named using <Guid>.PublishProject-<Timestamp>.sdlppx
Synchronization & Publish packages can not be open in Translation Studio
Synchronization Packages are deleted once the client has download the package
○ Change file store location
Change the Path setting in the Setting table in the database
Please note this only used as a fall back by the installer if the information can not be retrieved from the database
○ GroupShare License Activate / Deactivate
Run SDL\SDL Studio GroupShare Product Activation from the start menu
○ View Current License
Run SDL SDL\SDL Studio GroupShare Product Activation from the start menu
Licensing page in GroupShare web ui
○ GroupShare Web UI CAL Allocation
Automatically allocated when using a product
Separate license for TM, Project Server, MultiTerm
Licenses automatically released after 5 minutes inactivity or logging out
○ Translation Studio GroupShare CAL Allocation
CAL allocated when connecting to GroupShare project server
Licenses automatically released after 5 minutes inactivity
Returns CAL when studio is closed
○ MultiTerm Online CALs
– Editor CALs no longer require a corresponding Viewer CAL.
○ Restarting the Application Server
– This will release all allocated CALs and reset the CAL counting of the
license service
– Client and Web UI will then allocate new CALs
Part 2:
SDL GroupShare
Configuring E-Mail Notification
Notification Configuration
○ Initial configuration done during installation
○ Can also be configured via SDL GroupShare Console
Notification E-mails Templates
○ Templates location
– C:\ProgramData\SDL\SDLServer1\Templates
– Location configurable at installation time and via SDL GroupShare
○ Customizing Templates
– Uses Razor syntax to bind project information to a template
– Knowledge base article coming soon
Part 2:
SDL GroupShare
○ User Management
○ Project Server
○ Application Request Routing
○ REST API hosted in the Application Server
○ Configurable
○ Enabled via specific license module
Fulfillment TBD
○ More information to follow
Part 2:
SDL GroupShare
Troubleshooting common issues
○ Enable logging
– Configure by uncommenting logging in the following config files
• ApplicationService.exe.config
• Web.config (<Install Dir>\SDL\SDL Server\Web\Platform)
○ Enhanced Diagnostic logging
– More details
– Can be analysised using Excel
– Log can be found at
• <ALLUSERSAPPDATA>\SDL\Service\Logs\Sdl.Application.Diagnostic.log"
• <ALLUSERSAPPDATA>\SDL\Service\Logs\Router.Diagnostic.log
○ 2014 SP1 release of GroupShare
○ Headline new features –
Project Server REST API
Custom Authentication support
Enhanced notification emails
Optimised view performance – dynamic scrolling, etc.
Further Information
○ Release Information
– SDL Studio GroupShare 2014 SP1 - Release Information
– Includes:
• This presentation, in the Internal Training folder
Release Notes, Installation Guides and other documentation
○ Any questions?

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