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Dahua ConfigTool installation and Use

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Dahua ConfigTool installation and Use ConfigTool is a system tool with the following functions: Real time monitoring preview of IPC and other devices, and support setting of video effects. Set network, encoding parameter of IPC and other devices. View device SN, version and model. Upgrade device program. View device log info. Batch config device parameters.

Instructions

  • How to reset Dahua via ConfigTool
  • Locate device on LAN via ConfigTool
  • How to Update Firmware via ConfigTool
  • How to modify device IP address via ConfigTool
  • Locate Device on LAN via ConfigTool 4.05
  • Locate Device on LAN via ConfigTool 3.20
  • Modify IP via ConfigTool 4.05
  • How to Update Firmware via ConfigTool 4.05
  • How to Update Firmware via ConfigTool 3.20
  • Device Template Setup
  • How to configure Device DST settings

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Reset Dahua Device Password Using ConfigTool

Description

These instructions will show how to reset the password of a Dahua device using ConfigTool on a local computer

PLEASE NOTE: These instructions can not be completed without assistance from Dahua Technical Support. Please contact Dahua Technical Support via one of the methods HERE

Prerequisites

  • Dahua IP camera, connected to network
  • Local computer , with ConfigTool installed

Step by Step Instructions

1. Open ConfigTool

Select “Password Reset” on the left.

Find the device in the list, and verify it has the XML reset option under “Support”.

Click the Reset button on the right

You can select Multiple cameras per export file. Please select all the IP Cameras then click on “Batch Reset” to make a single XML file.

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2. Click Agree

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3. Select the Reset Mode drop-down and then select XML File

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4. Click OK to confirm XML password reset method

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5. The default location the XML file will be saved to is displayed. Click Browse Path to select a new location. Click Next

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6. The ExportFile XML file will be created. Click OK to continue

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7. This file will be used in the password reset process. Contact Dahua technical support via one of the methods HERE for the result file. Once you recieve the Result file, select Open and choose the file on your file system. Click Next

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8. If the Result file is accepted, it will allow you to set the new password. Input a new password in the New Password and Confirm Password fields. Click Finish

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9. If the password is successfully reset, you will see a Green Check Mark next to the camera in the list

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Dahua Toolbox ConfigTool Locate Dahua Device

Description

Prerequisites

  • Dahua-Toolbox Icon.png Dahua Toolbox installed
  • Windows PC.
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. With the Dahua Tool box being already installed onto your PC, from the Toolbox home menu select install/open “ConfigTool”.

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2. Upon opening the ConfigTool application, here you can see Dahua Devices on the same LAN are located. Refresh if Dahua devices are not located. You can also manually locate the device by typing in the IP address of the device in the search.

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3. To view the device live click on the IE (Internet Explorer) icon.

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  • This will open an IE web browser to access the web service of the device.

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  • From this step, by logging in you can select live view.

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Update firmware using the ConfigTool via Dahua ToolBox

Description

  • Update firmware of Dahua Device using the ConfiTool via Dahua Toolbox.
  • Note: If your is connected to the back of an NVR, these instructions will not apply. Please see, “How to Connect IP Camera to NVR

Prerequisites

  • Dahua-Toolbox Icon.png Dahua Toolbox installed
  • Windows PC.
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.

Step by Step Instructions

1. From the Dahua ToolBox, open the ConfigTool.

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2. Upon opening the ConfigTool application, here you can see Dahua Devices on the same LAN are located. Refresh if Dahua devices are not located. You can also manually locate the device by typing in the IP address of the device in the search.

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3. Click on the upgrade icon. Here you will see a list of located Dahua devices.

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  • With the appropriate firmware for the device model already downloaded, click on browse and locate the upgrade BIN file.

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  • Once BIN file is located click on Open.

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  • Click on upgrade. Once firmware is upgraded, the device should reboot and be ready to go.

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Modify IP address of Dahua Device through ConfigTool via Dahua ToolBox

Description

  • Modify IP address of Dahua Device if user name and password are factory default.
  • Modify IP address of Dahua Device if user name and password are modified.
  • Note: If your is connected to the back of an NVR, these instructions will not apply. Please see, “How to Connect IP Camera to NVR

Prerequisites

  • Dahua-Toolbox Icon.png Dahua Toolbox installed
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool
  • Windows PC

Step by Step Instructions

1. Launch the Dahua ToolBox and open the ConfigTool.

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  • Upon opening the ConfigTool application, here you can see Dahua Devices on the same LAN are located. Refresh if Dahua devices are not located. You can also manually locate the device by typing in the IP address of the device in the search.

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2. To modify IP address of selected device, select the edit button.

  • Note: this step pertains if Dahua Devices are using factory default user names and passwords.

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  • Select DHCP or for static change the IP address according to the LAN configuration -> Select “OK” to save changes.

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  • Refresh to verify modified IP address.

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3. To modify IP of device with modified user names and passwords, click on the IE (Internet Explorer) icon of the selected device. This will open the web service of the device through IE.

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  • Log in with associated user name and password.

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  • Select the setup tab -> Select TCP/IP

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  • Select DHCP or Static to modify IP along with associated LAN configuration -> Select Save.

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Dahua ConfigTool Version 4.05 Locate Dahua Device

Description

Prerequisites

  • ConfigTool Version 4.05
  • ConfigTool Downloads
  • Windows PC.
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. Install ConfigTool, Run and Open.

2. Upon opening the ConfigTool application, here you can see Dahua Devices on the same LAN are located. Refresh if Dahua devices are not located. You can also manually locate the device by typing in the IP address of the device in the search.

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3. To view the device live click on the IE (Internet Explorer) icon.

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  • This will open an IE web browser to access the web service of the device.

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  • From this step, by logging in you can select live view.

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How to locate device on LAN via ConfigTool 3.20

Description

Prerequisites

  • ConfigTool 3.20
    ConfigTool download
  • Windows PC.
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

Note: If your is connected to the back of an NVR, these instructions will not apply. Please see, “How to Connect IP Camera to NVR” ConfigToolIPC.jpg

1. Download and install ConfigTool.

2. Run the ConfigTool.

3. The ConfigTool should display your IP Camera’s IP address. Click the, “ConfigToolIPCEIcon.jpg” icon to open Internet Explorer and access your IP Camera. Alternatively, you can input that IP address into your browser manually.

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4. Login with the default credentials: User Name: admin Passsword: admin

Modify IP address of Dahua Device via ConfigTool 4.05

Description

  • Modify IP address of Dahua Device if user name and password are factory default.
  • Modify IP address of Dahua Device if user name and password are modified.
  • Note: If your is connected to the back of an NVR, these instructions will not apply. Please see, “How to Connect IP Camera to NVR

Prerequisites

  • ConfigTool Version 4.05
  • ConfigTool Downloads
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.
  • Windows PC.

Step by Step Instructions

1. Upon opening the ConfigTool application, here you can see Dahua Devices on the same LAN are located. Refresh if Dahua devices are not located. You can also manually locate the device by typing in the IP address of the device in the search.

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2. To modify IP address of selected device, select the edit button

  • Note: this step pertains if Dahua Devices are using factory default user names and passwords.

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  • Select DHCP or for static change the IP address according to the LAN configuration -> Select “OK” to save changes.

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  • Refresh to verify modified IP address.

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3. To modify IP of device with modified user names and passwords, click on the IE (Internet Explorer) icon of the selected device. This will open the web service of the device through IE.

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  • Log in with associated user name and password.

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  • Select the setup tab -> Select TCP/IP

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  • Select DHCP or Static to modify IP along with associated LAN configuration -> Select Save.

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Update firmware via ConfigTool 4.05

Description

  • Update firmware of Dahua Device using the ConfiTool 4.05
  • Note: If your is connected to the back of an NVR, these instructions will not apply. Please see, “How to Connect IP Camera to NVR

Prerequisites

  • ConfigTool Version 4.05
  • ConfigTool Downloads
  • Windows PC.
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.

Step by Step Instructions

1. Upon opening the ConfigTool application, here you can see Dahua Devices on the same LAN are located. Refresh if Dahua devices are not located. You can also manually locate the device by typing in the IP address of the device in the search.

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2. Click on the upgrade icon. Here you will see a list of located Dahua devices.

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  • With the appropriate firmware for the device model already downloaded, click on browse and locate the upgrade BIN file.

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  • Once BIN file is located click on Open.

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  • Click on upgrade. Once firmware is upgraded, the device should reboot and be ready to go.

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How to Update Firmware via ConfigTool 3.20

Description

Prerequisites

  • Firmware for Specific Model
  • ConfigTool 3.20
    ConfigTool download
  • Windows PC.
  • Dahua Devices on the same LAN as the PC for using the ConfigTool.

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

Download the config tool from the DahuaSecurity.com website.

For Local Network upgrade.

Step 1. Select “Refresh” to find Dahua devices on local network. You may manually input the IP of the Dahua device manually by selecting “Login”. You may also use the manual login option to login in remote devices outside your local network.

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Step 2. Select “Upgrade”

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Step 3. Select device to be upgraded → Open the file location of the firmware → Select “Upgrade”.

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Device will reboot.

For Remote Dahua device Upgrade using Manual Login.

Step 1. Select “Login” → input external IP address of Dahua Device → Login with credentials → input HTTP port → select “OK”.

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Step 2. Select “Upgrade” → Select file location of the firmware → select “Upgrade”

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ConfigTool Template Setup

Description

You can create and apply the templates.

  • Creating the template: Back up or save the video and encoding parameters for the device.
  • Applying the template: Restore or batch configuring the video and encoding parameters for the device.

Please Note:

These instructions do not copy the network settings or email notifications.

Template Import/Export will work only between identical model devices

Prerequisites

For this example we will be using the following:

  • 2x N41BK22s on DH_IPC-HX2X3X-Rhea_MultiLang_NP_Stream2_V2.800.0000008.0.R.190619
  • ConfigTool Version V4.011.00GP001.0 from the Dahua ToolBox

Notes:

  • N41BK22s on Firmware Version: 2.622.0000000.31.R Build Date: 2018-08-13 -DID NOT WORK, UPDATING BOTH IPCs to latest current fw and trying again

Template Examples

Video Instructions

Export Device Config

Import Device Config

Step by Step Instructions

Export Device Config

1. Launch Toolbox, and login.

2. Download and install ConfigTool.

3. Launch ConfigTool.

4. Click Search Setting at the top of the window

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5. Enter the credentials (username and password) for the device, then click OK

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6. Click on the icon at the bottom of the bar on the left hand side of ConfigTool.

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7. Click on the Folder icon with the two green arrows.

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8. A prompt will pop up asking, “Export template from device?” click, “OK”

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9. Locate the device you want to export the configuration of in the device list, and left click on it.

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10. Click, “Export”

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11. A prompt will pop up asking, “Export template from (IP Address of Device Selected), continue? Click, “OK”

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12. Input a name into “Template Name”

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13. Click, “Save as”

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At this point ConfigTool crashed. I relaunched ConfigTool, and get, “Export Template Failed”

14. A prompt will pop up asking where you would like to save the file. Select where you would like to save the file, and click, “OK”

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Import Device Config

1. Launch Toolbox, and login.

2. Download and install ConfigTool.

3. Launch ConfigTool.

4. Click Search Setting at the top of the window

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5. Enter the credentials (username and password) for the device, then click OK

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6. Click on the icon at the bottom of the bar on the left hand side of ConfigTool.

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7. Click on the Folder icon without the two green arrows.

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8. A window will pop up, click, “Browse” and locate the Device Template file you backed up in the previous instructions.

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9. Click on the Device Template file, then click, “Open”

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10. Click, “OK”

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11. The template settings should load and display in ConfigTool. Verify that all the settings are correct.

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12. Click, “Template Application”

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13. A window will pop up stating, “The file exists, do you want to overwrite it?” select, “OK”

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14. Expand the dropdown box on the right hand side to list all the devices.

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15. Check the box next to the device you wish to apply the template.

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16. Click, “OK”

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17. A window will pop up stating, “Configure 1 device(s) using template “C:/ProgramFiles/Toolsbox/Template_Name.xml” click, “OK”

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A green check mark will confirm a successful import

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NOTE: A yellow exclamation icon will display next to a device when there is an issue with the import.

Click the icon to obtain more details about which setting(s) were not successfully imported

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ConfigTool/How to configure Device DST settings

Description

This guide will walk you through the process to configure DST settings for Dahua Cameras and Recorders in batches.

! Note: make sure the devices that you want to configure are in the same network.

Prerequisites

  • ConfigTool
  • The devices that you want to configure are in the same network.

Step by Step Instructions

1. Launch ConfigTool

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2. Click on [Search Setting]on the right-upper corner and insert the device password on [Password].

If the password is not correct, no settings can be applied on devices.

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3. Go to [System Settings], and select from the device list the devices whose DST settings you want to modify.

Check [DST Enable], and insert the exact information on the picture:

  • DST Type: Week
  • Start Time: Mar 2nd Sunday 02:00
  • End Time: Nov 1st Sunday 02:00

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If the DST settings are applied successfully on the device, you will see the green check mark next to the device IP.

Please try again, if it is a yellow warning mark.

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4. After modifying DST settings, you should also re-sync the time of the devices, just to make sure that the Time is also correct.

This is because when DST is modified, cameras’ time may jump one hour forward or backward!

This is crucial, therefore it is necessary to re-sync the time.

Click on [Sync PC], and when the green mark appears, then the Time of the devices is successfully synced.

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5. In the end, go to the webpage of the camera, to double check if the setting is correct on the device end.

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