HomeStar Bill of LadingInstallationInstalling Network Edition of Software (Version 9 and above)

2.7. Installing Network Edition of Software (Version 9 and above)

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 7, 8, or 10, 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.) You will then need to run the software on one of the workstations so that it will create your new data files (assuming this is a new install).

3.) When you run the new installation you will be prompted to create the new database to store your data in.  

4.) If you choose the default location, they new database will be installed in the following folder location:

4a.) or you can choose to select the folder of your choice.  Since this is a Network Install, we suggest you create the data files on your shared workstation or server so everyone has access to the data files.


5.) After this option is completed the new files will be created and the program will close.  You will need to re-run the Bill of Lading software for the new files to take effect.

6.) When the software if run with the new database setup, you will be sent to Bill of Lading Setup Questionnaire so you can answer some questions on how you would like the system to be setup and some of the different options to be used.  All of the answers you give can be changed at a later time from inside the program, this just helps get you started.  You can change the information that is defaulted or leave as is.  Click on the Next Button at the bottom of the screen to continue through all the screens then click Exit

7.) Your new database should now reside in the folder you created on the server or shared workstation that you just set up. And are good to go on this workstation.

8.) Now you must point the other workstations you installed the software on to the new location.  To perform this task, run the software on the other workstations.  When you are prompted to Create the new database, click on the option No.

9.) As performed above, browse over to the location you just created the database in and select that folder.

10.) Perform the same task on each of the other workstations you have installed the software on, and the installation process is completed.


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