Please print this page for future reference
To network Kennel Connection, you must be running a Windows
NOTE: Your network MUST be in place and configured and all machines 'talking' prior
to using these instructions.
WARNING! It is not recommended that you use wireless networking with Kennel
Connection. If the wireless signal is broken during a write operation, your
database could become corrupt beyond repair. Use a regular wired network
if you can.
To set up the networking portion of the program,
follow these instructions:
|And thats all there is to it! Steps three and four must be repeated on each of your workstations, but after that, you are all set to go in terms of the software!|
|Now you must disable
the power saving features of both the computer itself and it's associated
network card for each computer on your network. Not doing so could cause
the main computer to go to sleep due to inactivity, which will cause you
workstations to be unable to communicate with it. On each computer:
To disable the power saving features of the computer itself: Right-click on the desktop and choose Properties On the screen saver tab, click the Power (or Advanced, depending on your operating system) button. Set all dropdown options on that screen to Never, except for maybe the monitor (that is your choice). Click Ok until all screens close.
To disable the power saving features of the network card: Right-click My Computer and click Properties. Click the Hardware tab, then the Device Manager button. Scroll down to Network adapters in the list and double-click it. Right-click on the listed network card and click Properties. On the Power Management tab, uncheck the box that says 'Allow computer to turn off this device to save power.' This is the most important option, because if your computer turns off your network card, especially in the main computer, you will be unable to get to the database. Click Ok until all screens close.
|One final note: When installing any updates to your software, it is imperative that each of the workstations be out of Kennel Connection. Once the update has been installed on the main computer and Kennel Connection started successfully, then each of the work stations should receive the update and subsequently started. If you have a separate server that you do not operate as a workstation, you MUST put all report files (*.RPT) on the server.|
|As always, if you have any difficulty with any of the above, please call our technical support team, as they are more than willing to assist you in setting up your program on the network.|
Blue Crystal Software Corporation
3627 Lynn Lane Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone (610) 837-0200