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ShareScan: How to confirm the Hardware Fingerprint ID (HWFPID)


To confirm the ShareScan 5.x and 6.x Server Hardware Fingerprint ID (HWFPID), use a tool called "Gethwfp.exe".  This tool is located in the ShareScan Tools folder. 

To use this tool, please perform the following steps:

  1. Open a command prompt (i.e. "Start > Run", "CMD" )
  2. Navigate to the directory that contains the tool by typing the following command:
    • eg: CD C:\"Program Files (x86)\Nuance\ShareScan6.1"\Server\Tools
    • Or, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\ShareScan5\Server\Tools
  3. Type the following command to display the Server's SQL HWFPID:
    • SQL express and SQL server 
      • Find out the SQL server Instance name eg:/sqlsrv=SQLserverHostname\Instance
      • Gethwfp.exe  /sqlsrv=. /dbname=ecopyShareScan /username=ecopy /password=e+C0py2007_@x
    • localDB installation
      • Find out the localdbid eg:12345678 number to your system based on LINK
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\ShareScan6.1\Server\Tools>Gethwfp.exe  /sqlsrv=np:\\.\pipe\LOCALDB#12345678\tsql\query /dbname=ecopyShareScan /username=ecopy /password=e+C0py2007_@x