User Note: For installations that require more than three users we recommend running CablePro on a Windows Server through Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Connection.
If you wish to have more than one simultaneous user of CablePro you will need a license/copy for each user and a shared drive/folder in Local Area Network. Although not recommended by ABCI Software, the following configuration may be suitable for up to three users, that are running the same Windows operating system. Mixed computers on a LAN using XP and Vista or Windows 7/8 could be problematic for the CablePro data files.
In this scenario the CablePro executable binary libraries and the data files coexist in the same share drive/folder in a central computer or server. None of the files are installed on the local computers.
1)First decide which computer will serve as your main computer or file server where CablePro’s databases will be kept. We refer to this main computer as your Server. We refer each additional computer as the Client.
2)Install CablePro on your main computer or file server. First-time or New users must install the SAMPLE DATA. Make a note of the literal file path and directory name (e.g. c:\CablePro\) on your Server where you install CablePro.
3)Apply your new multi-license activation code as described above.
4)On each Client computer that you wish to run CablePro, map a drive letter to the literal path name on your main computer or file server for CablePro. For example, you can create a folder named c:\CablePro on your main computer. This must be the same directory name and file path where CablePro has been installed on your Server. Then, using your Windows File Explorer on your Client computer you can map this folder as drive T:\CablePro\ on your Client computer.
5)On each Client computer that you wish to install the software, run the installation program from the Client computer and select the mapped drive or directory name of your Server where CablePro was installed. Alternately, you can create or send a short cut from the CablePro.exe to the client desktop.
6)Add a HTML and/or PDF version of the User Guide to each Client Computer if desirable.
Client to a Network Shared Drive or Server
In this scenario the CablePro executable binary libraries are installed on each client computer and the CablePro are installed on a Server shared folder.
1)Install the entire CablePro system on to the Server, the default installation will save the executable files under the Windows Program folder and the data files into a public share folder.
2)Repeat this process on each client computer.
3)In this step you must execute the FIRSTRUN option on each client computer.
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