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3.2. Network Version Setup/Installation

Network Setup Instructions

To set up the Network Version of this software, you must follow these instructions.

1.) Install the Star EZ Inventory Network Edition program onto your workstation along with any other workstations that will be running the software.

2.) If you installed the software into the default folders, then there will be a folder called:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\StarreSoft\Star EZ Inventory\data - If using Windows XP or earlier. OR
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\StarreSoft\Star EZ Inventory\data - If using Windows Vista or 7.

(This folder contains all the necessary data files to run the EZ Inventory program)

3.) Next check to see if the program runs on all of the workstations you installed the software to. If everything works, then you are ready to proceed. (Do not worry about the data yet. This will be setup later.)

4.) Load/Copy the data files to your server. To perform this, all you need to do is to copy this folder over to a drive on your network. Such as G:\starinv\data. Be sure to create the folder on your server first.

First, create a folder on your server. For example, G:\Star INV Data. 

This will create a new folder for you to name.

Our example is Star INV Data

Now you need to copy the current data files to the new folder on your server. Locate your current data:

Once you have located the files, simply right click on the folder and select copy

Now go back to the location of the new folder you created on your server and paste the data you copied.

Your new data folder should now reside in the folder you created on the server 

After you copy the files and folder to your network, you might want to Map the drive to your workstation, but it is not required.


5.) Now you need to setup your workstation(s) to point to the folder on the server that you just created and loaded with the data files. You need to run the utility called Workstation Configuration Setup Utility. This will handle the setup process for you. This program was installed during the installation process and can be run by clicking on the Windows Start button, then All Programs, then Star EZ Inventory, then Utilities, then Workstation Configuration Setup Utility. 

This will display the Current Location of the data files. To configure the data pointer, you need to click on the Set Location button.

This will show you a layout of your folders and network drives. Select the Server/Workstation that you copied the original data files to: ie. G:\Star INV Data\data.

Then click OK. If you did this correctly, and the files reside in this folder, you will be notified. Then click Exit. Your system should be setup correctly.

Be sure to run the Workstation Configuration Setup Utility on each of your workstations. 

That's all that is needed. What you are doing is pointing the program to the data files that are shared on the network drive.

The program handles everything else.

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