PageGate Beginner's Tutorial Transcript for
Welcome to the PageGate Beginner's tutorial. In
this tutorial, we'll be going over a brief demonstration
of how to install, configure and use PageGate
to send messages.
Before we begin, the major components of PageGate
are: The PageGate Server, PageGate Admin, PageGate
Monitor and PageGate's GUI Client Interface.
Naturally, the first step is to install the
r. In this tutorial, we'll be going over how
to install PageGate in a UAC enabled operating
system like Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008
and Server 2012.
For steps on how to install PageGate in Windows
XP or Server 2003, please click on the Video Tutorial
link provided in the transcript. To start, we
need to download PageGate, so open a web browser
and go to our website, http://www.notepage.net
Once you're at our website, look for the PageGate
section in the center of the page, then click
on the Download button beneath it.
Regardless of the web browser you're using,
save the file. It doesn't really matter where
you save it but in this example, I'm going to
save it to the desktop. After the download has
finished, right click on the pgsetup file and
left click on "Run As Administrator".
If you're prompted by the User Accounts Control,
allow the procedure to continue. Click on Install
Click on Next on the first step.
Click on Next on the second step.
On the third step, if you need to change the
installation path, do so. Otherwise, click on
Next until the installation finishes. When the
installation completes, click on Finish.
Now that we have the PageGate Server installed,
we can begin the configuration.
When you run the PageGate Admin on a UAC enabled
operating system, you'll want to go to your start
menu, find the PageGate program group, right click
on the shortcut for the PageGate Admin and select
the "Run As Administrator" option.
Since this is the first time we've run the PageGate
Admin, it's going to prompt us for directory locations
and server properties.
Unless you want to change the directory to which
PageGate stores its data, you can leave the options
at their defaults and click on Apply.
You'll then be prompted to create the database
directory. Then the Archive Directory.
Then the Logs directory. You should then receive
a message indicating that a new database has been
created and the Admin must be restarted.
The next time we run the Admin, you should see
Click on Continue and it's time to begin configuring
the program to send messages.
The first step is to tell PageGate how to send
messages. To do this, we have to create a carrier
in the program. Examples of carriers are Verizon,
AT&T, T-Mobile, USA Mobility and American Messaging.
To add a carrier in Pagegate, right click on
Carriers and left click on Add.
For a more detailed explanation of what the
protocols are and how to configure them, have
a look at the Protocol section of our Video Tutorials
Once you have a carrier created, next we'll
need to add a recipient. To add a recipient, right
click on the Recipients section and left click
For a more detailed explanation of what each
field in the Recipients' setup means and how to
configure them, have a look have a look at the
PageGate section of our Video Tutorials at http://www.notepage.net/video-tutorials.htm
For information on how to add and populate a
Group, have a look at our Groups video tutorial:
So, now that we've told PageGate how to talk
to the outside world and who to send a message
to, the next step is to get the PageGate Server
up and running.
Now, there are two ways to have PageGate run:
As an Application and as a Windows Service.
It is always, always recommended to run PageGate
as a Service. To do so, just follow the steps
in this video tutorial: http://www.notepage.net/videos/pagegate-run-styles.htm
Now, before we start sending messages, there's
another part of PageGate I'd like to show you,
it's called the PageGate Monitor.
All the PageGate Monitor does is show you what's
happening as it happens.
To run the monitor, you can either use the icon
in your system tray or you can use the shortcut
in the start menu.
Once you have the Monitor running, you'll see
The main window shows the list of PageGate's
If the component is running, it shows up in
green, if it isn't running, it shows up in red.
To the right, you should see the log windows.
The log windows show what is specifically being
recorded by the PageGate Server as it happens.
So, if we wanted to, we could start sending messages
directly from the PageGate Admin.
To do so, open the PageGate Admin and expand
the Recipients or Groups section.
Find the recipient or group you want to send
the message to, right click on their name and
left click on Send Message. When sending a message,
it's important to put something for the "From"
or the "Sender" value.
Without that information, your messages may
be filtered as potential spam, so always be sure
to enter a value here.
Then type in a message and click on Send. Since
we have the PageGate Monitor running, we can watch
the PageGate Server handle the message from start
If the message is successful, you'll see it
show up in the good column or, if it failed, it
will show up in the bad column.
The final component of PageGate that we'd like
to go over is the PageGate Client.
The PageGate Client is a Graphical User Interface
that can be installed on any workstation that
resides on the same network as the PageGate Server.
To install the PageGate Client, run through
the steps in this video tutorial:
After installing the PageGate client, you'll need
to configure it.
Please run through the steps in this video tutorial
for more information on how to configure the PageGate
After the PageGate Client has been installed
and configured, you should see the list of recipients
you've configured on the Server.
To message one of these recipients, select them
from the list, type in a message and click on
As before, if you have the PageGate Monitor running,
you can watch the message from start to finish.
This concludes the Beginner's Tutorial on how
to use PageGate. For more tutorials, including
how to add an SNPP recipient, please visit our