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2.6. Installing Network Edition of Software (Version 8 and earlier)

If you have downloaded the software from our web site, you would have downloaded a file called bol900N.exe

All you need to do is to run the file you downloaded. To do this, you can either dbl-click on it, or run it. This will run the installation program. During the installation, you will be prompted to accept the license agreement, along with other information needed to perform the installation. When the program is finished installing, and you are running Windows XP or earlier, you will be prompted to run the software. If you are running Windows Vista or 7, the installation program will close and you will be finished with the install.

Here is a sample of the screens you will see during the installation process:

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

1.) Install the Star Bill of Lading Network Edition program onto your workstation and 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:

(This folder contains all the necessary data files to run the Bill of Lading 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.) Create a folder on your server. For example, G:\Star BOL Data.

This will create a new folder for you to name.

Our example is Star BOL 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


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 Bill of Lading, 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 BOL 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. 

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