Network Install

This section describes configuring Design Master Electrical for a network install. A network install should be used when there are multiple people using Design Master Electrical in your office. The program files are stored on the computer and are automatically updated from the network. The customization files are stored on the network and are shared between users.

Configuring an Installation on a Network

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Install Type: The type of installation. The dialog box will change depending upon the type selected.

Local: See the Local Install section for more information about this install type.
Network: The installation type described in this section.
Network Laptop: See the Network Laptop Install section for more information about this install type.

Local Install Folder: The folder on the local computer where Design Master Electrical is installed. This folder is forced to be located in your Application Data folder.

Network Install Folder: The folder on the network where Design Master Electrical is installed. This folder should be on the network. All computers in your office should use the same network install folder.

Updates should be installed to this folder. Updates to this folder will automatically be copied to the local install folder.

Customization Folder: The folder where the electrical customization files are stored. This folder should be on the network. All computers in your office should use the same electrical customization folder.

Select Customization Folder: Press this button to select a new location for the customization folder.

Floating License Server Folder: The folder on the network where the license database file is located. Applies only if a floating license is installed.

Open: There are three or four Open buttons in the dialog box, depending upon whether a floating license is installed. Press the Open button to open Windows Explorer to one of the folders listed in the dialog box. The first button opens the local install folder. The second button opens the local install folder. The third button opens the customization folder. The fourth button is available if a floating license is installed and opens the license server folder.

Alert me when updates are available: Whether updates are checked for automatically. If this is checked, an update check will occur the first time you run a command each day. An alert will appear if an update is available.


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