Summary: You install one central copy of Responsive Time Logger (run setuptimelogger.exe) on your server to drive and folder that all users have access to. Note that only the databases and settings will be used on the server, not the application (unless you also have some users running with Option 1). Then you put a copy of setupuser.exe into the folder on the server where you installed Time Logger. Then for each user, sitting at their workstation, you execute setuptimelogger.exe to install the application files (the local databases and settings will not be used) and run the copy of setupuser.exe stored in the folder on the server where Time Logger is installed to configure this local copy of Time Logger to connect to the network server for all of the databases and settings. You will need the appropriate Administrator rights to perform all steps of the installation.
Considerations: For Option 1 it is simpler to perform the installation and easier to upgrade Time Logger in the future, but each time the users start Time Logger, it will start slower than if it were on installed using Option 2. Once it is running it should perform about the same. You can mix Option 1 and Option 2 installations between users on the same network.
Step 1 is only done once.
1) Users will need create, and modify privileges for this folder. They may also need delete privileges if you want them to be able to manage their own Environments and other files.
2) You will need full Administrator rights to perform the installation.
3) You do not need to install the Responsive Time Logger Palm Interface. Rather, install this on each user's computer with setuptimelogger.exe. If multiple users will be HotSyncing to the same time records database file, see: HotSyncing in a Multi-User Setting
4) You may use either a standard drive letter mapping (K:, M:, T:, etc.) or UNC syntax to name the location where Time Logger is installed (such as: T:\timelog or \\serverABC\applications\timelog).
Step 2 thru 8 is done once for each user.
|3.||Then use Windows Explorer to navigate to the drive and folder where Time Logger is installed and run setupuser.exe.|
|4.||On the 3rd screen "Choices" of the setupuser.exe installation program: |
|o||Type the user's name in the Name: field (the user will log in with this name and the Person field on their time records will contain this same name.) |
|o||select the second radio button: "...from the local drive (Option 2 - data on the server and application on the local computer)" |
|o||optionally, check the option "Add a shortcut to Time Logger to the user's desktop" for their convenience.|
|5.||On the 4th screen "Local Time Logger Folder" select the local folder where you just installed Responsive Time Logger on this workstation. |
|6.||Finish setupuser.exe and start Responsive Time Logger using the shortcut on the user's desktop.|
|7.||Select File/Open and open the existing time records database for your company. |
NOTE: The first time you run Time Logger for the first user, you will need to select File/New and create a new time records database for your company. We suggest you name it something like "MyCompany_time_records.mdb". Thereafter, use this same file for step 7.
|8.||Close Time Logger, go to the next user's workstation and start at step 2 above.|
Step 9- is done as needed and effects all users.
For more on how Time Logger finds the common databases, read about the Network folder in the topic Global Options Window/Other Tab.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to read the FAQ's on this topic for important multi-user setup and safety considerations.