Setting up a Windows 95/98/ME Network
We don't offer support for creating Windows 95/98/ME networks, but
here are some basic tips.
Very few of our customers have the time or experience to start
experimenting with creating networks themselves. A local computer
technician can set up and test a Windows 95/98/ME network in a
reasonable amount of time.
For more details you should check the Windows 95/98/ME manual, or
the Windows 95/98/ME on-line documentation or (probably best) a
third-party Windows 95/98/ME book from a bookstore.
Decide which computer will be the main computer, this will be the
FILESERVER (or just SERVER). All of the Jewelry Shopkeeper
program files and data files will be loaded on this computer
only. No part of the program or data will be loaded on the
WORKSTATIONS. We call the other computers which don't have the
Jewelry Shopkeeper loaded WORKSTATIONS, even if they are
technically servers for other printers or files.
To start with, you have to set up NETWORKING from the CONTROL
PANEL. You'll need to add the "Client for Microsoft Networks" and
the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" along with
adding a "Protocol" such as IPX/SPX. You also may have to give
the server a NAME from the "Identification" tab - e.g. as SERVER
or JOE'S COMPUTER or FRONT COMPUTER, etc. Also at the SERVER,
you must make the C: drive fully sharable (e.g. you need to share
the whole C: drive, not a part of it, and you must grant full
read/write rights.) To make a C: drive sharable, you may have go
to the MY COMPUTER SCREEN, then single-click on the C: drive,
then choose FILE then PROPERTIES. Note that you cannot make the
C: drive sharable, until after you have activated the Windows
95/98/ME Networking options.
You may have to create one or more USER names at the server but
it is easier if you change the Access control to "Share-Level
You will have to activate the networking functions at the
WORKSTATION from the control panel. (Microsoft Client, IPX/SPX,
At the WORKSTATION, you'll probably have to go to NETWORK
NEIGHBORHOOD to login to the server. Also in NETWORK
NEIGHBORHOOD, you should click on the server icon to see the
resources of the server, such as it's C: drive. After you see the
C: drive, single-click (not double-click) on the shared C: drive,
the click on FILE from the menu above, then choose MAP A NETWORK
DRIVE. We suggest you map the drive letter F: to the shared
drive. Also, you should click on the RECONNECT AT LOGIN box so
that every time you start the workstation it will assign F: to
Next, you should load the Jewelry Shopkeeper icons on the
WORKSTATIONS as described on a separate page.