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3.2. Network Setup Information

Star Quotes Program Network Version

Network Setup Instructions

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

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

2.) If you installed it to the default folder, then there will be a folder called:

(IN XP) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\StarreSoft\Star Quotes\data.
(IN W7) C:\Users\Public\Documents\StarreSoft\Star Quotes\data)

(This folder contains all the necessary data files to run the Quotes 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:\starquotes\data. Be sure to create the folder on your server first. 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.

If you do not have a network server, you can just copy the data file to your shared documents folder or any other share you have on your system. Just be sure to remember where you placed the data files.  You will need this on the next step.

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 Programs, then Star Quotes, then Utilities, then Workstation Configuration Setup Utility. This program will display the current Data folder that contains the shared 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:\starquotes\data. Then click OK. If you did this correctly, and the files reside in this folder, you will be notified. Then Exit the program. Your system should be setup correctly.

Be sure to perform the Configuration Setup on each of your workstations to have them all point to the server/workstation where the data files reside, otherwise they will be using the files loaded on the workstation and the data will not be shared.

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