File server setup

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Setting up a DISE Pro system, there are some considerations regarding how to store distributed files. You have two means of distribution available to you:

  • Local network share
  • FTP server

Lightbulb.png Note: In DISE Cloud, you are able to, but not required to, use an external file server.

Local network share

A local network share is a common Windows folder or drive which is visible and accessible from the network. We do not recommend that you leave the share open for everybody, but instead secure your share by for example creating a special "DISE" user with full access to the share, and have all computers in your system login as that user. The size of your planned DISE system also matters greatly, remember that the standard versions of Windows have an inbound connections limit, so for large systems we recommend that a dedicated Windows Server version be used (in addition to giving better management tools).

Info.png Read more: To share a folder or drive (Windows XP) -

Info.png Read more: File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista -

Info.png Read more: Share a Folder or Drive (Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2) -

FTP server

There are a number of FTP servers that are suited to serving a DISE system. You are not limited to Windows only. Our recommended choice is FileZilla Server. If you have IIS (Internet Information Services) you have access to an FTP server. As with local network shares, if the FTP server will be serving a lot of players, we recommend a dedicated server on good bandwidth. DISE supports server security by SSL, TLS and TLS Implicit protocols, in which case you will need to provide Bridge and Probe with certificate information.

Cloud storage

Tutorial.png Tutorial: Using a cloud storage service

Local download location

It is possible to reduce the load on the file server by appointing a player in each network as "server" and having the other players in the local network download from it.


In the example above, inbound connections to the file server have been reduced to A and B from A, B, C, D, E and F.

File & server management (backup, redundancy, load balancing)

There are no built-in DISE features for file server management as the demands often vary greatly from case to case. Please consult your server administrator if you need extra functionality out of the file server.