How to setup and initialize EasyReg International for network use

Before EasyReg can run from the network server, you have to run EASYREGN.EXE once with the EasyReg folder on the network server NOT write-protected, because the network version of EasyReg needs to be initialized. Then EASYREGN.EXE will open with a slightly different window:

EasyReg Network front window 2

The option "Setup EasyReg International" is only available if the EasyReg folder is NOT located on drive C or D, and is not (yet) write-protected.

Click the "Setup EasyReg International" button, and follow the instructions in the next window.

EasyReg Network front window 3

This window enables the network administrator to block the users from storing the EasyReg settings on particular drives. For example, the network administrator of the Department of Economics at Penn State has blocked all but drive H because the private folders of the graduate students and faculty are located on drive H.

Moreover, EASYREGN.EXE will automatically copy the backup database files ERDBBAK.DB1 and ERDBBAK.DB2 to the working database files EASYREG.DB1 and EASYREG.DB2, respectively, in its folder.

After EasyReg has been installed on the network, I recommend to upgrade it (if upgrades are available), via the menu item "WWW > Upgrade EasyReg to the latest version" of EASYREG.EXE and install the guided tours via the menu item "WWW > Upgrade the EasyReg guided tours" of EASYREG.EXE. Both menu items are available as long as the EasyReg folder on the server is not write-protected.

After you have run EASYREG.EXE once and setup and upgraded EasyReg, you may write-protect the EasyReg folder.

Note that the network version of EasyReg runs via EASYREGN.EXE. If you run EASYREG.EXE from the server and the EasyReg folder on the server is write protected, EASYREGN.EXE will automatically be activated.


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