Steps for a New Fileserver Computer
a) Do not bother reinstalling the program from disks or CD's. Just copy
or drag the COMPLINK.JS folder from the old server to the new sever
as per the below notes.
b) Make sure it's not running a special Server version of Windows such as
Windows Server 2003 - the extra security options just take too much
maintenance. [unless required for special technical reasons such as
more than 10 computers or needed for Terminal Services.]
If you want to mirror hard drives or use RAID and are concerned about
Windows XP support for that, note that you can add a RAID card which
will handle RAID/ mirroring at a hardware level which is mostly
independent of the Windows version and likely with better performance.
c) Likewise, try to avoid domain networking unless required for special
technical reasons as it generally makes it more difficult for end-users
d) Make sure you're not using Norton Anti-Virus. That product tends to
cause network havoc. There are other anti-virus / firewall products.
e) Connect the server to the existing network.
f) If the old server is running Windows
1) Rename the old server, but leave it on the network
2) Name the new server the same as the old server -
unless the old server had an unsuitable name. Generally
the server should be called something like SERVER or MAIN
so that it will be clear later to technical support where
to find Jewelry Shopkeeper.
g) Make the entire C: drive sharable with update rights.
(if there's a problem with that then create a D: partition fully
shared with read/write update rights for everyone)
Give the shared drive a sensible sharename such as C if it's the
C: drive or D if it's the D: drive.
- there is another option - see step w) below
h) Copy the Entire COMPLINK.JS folder from the old server to the new
server's C: (or D:) drive - make sure it's off the root - not under
other folders such as "programs" or "apps"
i) Rename the COMPLINK.JS folder on the old server as COMPLINK.OLD
j) Check that the workstations map their network drive to the new
server's C:\ folder (or D:\folder) e.g. map drive H: to something
like \\SERVER\C or \\MAIN\D
k) Remember that the workstations need to map their network drive to the
ROOT of the server's shared drive, NOT to the complink.js folder.
l) At any new workstations that do not yet have Jewelry Shopkeeper icons
first map the network drive letter and then run the JSICONS.BAT file
that's in the COMPLINK.JS folder on the server's shared drive.
You then have to fix the properties of those icons so that the Working
Folder matches the network drive letter you set up.
m) Fixing the Working Folder.
If this is a workstation on a network you'll need to fix the Working
directory of these icons. Right-click the icon and choose Properties
then click on the Program tab and then fix the drive letter in the
Working box - e.g. G: or H: etc. (don't do this if you have just a
single computer). Leave the remainder as \COMPLINK.JS\DATA.JS for
Shop-Pro icon and \COMPLINK.JS for the JS-Menu icon.
w) If you don't want to read-write-share the full C: drive and cannot make
a second partition on the server drive, then make a shared folder on the
c: drive and call it SHARED Grant full read and write access to this
folder to all users (allow other users to modify my files) and give it
a sharename of SHARED
Then copy the COMPLINK.JS folder under this SHARED folder. On every
computer - including the server - map a drive letter to this SHARED
folder - not to the complink.js folder. e.g. map drive G: to something