Network Install

This section describes configuring Design Master HVAC for a network install. A laptop install should be used if the computer is a laptop and multiple people are using Design Master HVAC in your office. The program files are stored on the laptop and are automatically updated from the network. The customization files are stored on both the network and the laptop. The network customization files will be used when the laptop is connected to the network. The local customization files will be used when the laptop is away from the office and disconnected from the network.

Configuring an Installation on a Network

To install Design Master HVAC software as a network install, select Network for the Install Type as shown in the Design Master HVAC Install Configuration dialog box below.

Help--DM HVAC Install Configuration Network dialog box

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.
Laptop: See the Laptop Install section for more information about this install type.

Local Install Folder: The folder on the local computer where Design Master HVAC 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 HVAC 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 HVAC customization files are stored. This folder should be on the network. All computers in your office should use the same HVAC 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. Used if a floating license is installed.

Open: There are four Open buttons in the dialog box. Press the 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 opens the license server folder.

Alert me when updates are available: Whether or not updates are checked for automatically. If this is checked, updates are checked for the first time you run a command each day. An alert will appear if an update is available.


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