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Network Version Installation
We recommend installing the network version of Roughneck on one computer (the server).   You may then share the program installation directory for the clients to use.   Various program changes such as buying new modules, new reports, and yearly tax changes will be easier to apply if you only have to install them one time on one computer.   The following steps will guide you through installing the network version of Roughneck.
Server-Side Installation
  1. Install Roughneck on the server.   (C:\Rplate)
  2. Make C:\Rplate sharable
  3. Open Roughneck and create a data directory (preferably not a sub directory of c:\rplate) For this example, we will create a data directory in c:\data2005
  4. Make c:\data2005 sharable.   If server is running WindowsXP, also check "Allow network users to change my files"
Client-Side Installation
  1. Go to "Network Places", click "Computers Near Me" and find the server.   Double-click the server to see its network shares
  2. Highlight "Rplate" and click "Map Network Drive..." from the file menu item.
  3. Choose a drive letter that is available and check the box "Reconnect at logon."   For this example, we will use "F:"
  4. Click "Finish" and another explorer window will pop up with this new drive letter.   This is your program directory, and you may close this new window.
  5. Once you are back to the server's network shares, highlight "data2005" or whatever you named the data directory on the server.
  6. Click "Map Network Drive..." from the file menu item.
  7. Choose a drive letter that is available and check the box "Reconnect at logon."   For this example, we will use "G:"
  8. Click "Finish" and another explorer window will pop up with this new drive letter.   This is your data directory, and you may close this new window.
  9. You may close "My Network Places"
  10. Using Windows Explorer, Go to the Roughneck Program Directory (F:).
  11. Copy RPWINPV.EXE
  12. Right-Click on your desktop and choose "Paste Shortcut"
  13. Double-Click this new shortcut on your desktop to open Roughneck.
  14. Up at the top of the screen, you will notice that it displays what data directory you are working in, by default it is "F:\RPLATE\PEDATA\" This is the sample data so you will need to switch to your live data directory.   Click on "Utilities" -> "Data Directory Change"
  15. Double click the G:\ drive and click ok. Click ok again when it lists the companies in this data directory.   If you go to the "Help" -> "About" screen, you should see: "Program Directory: F:\" " Data Directory: G:\" If you see this, pat yourself on the back! Just repeat these steps for each client computer that will be using Roughneck.