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Network Installation - Server and Client

This is our most common setup. You will run the Server Install on the server, and then run the Client Install on each client computer in the network.

The Server Installation must be run first. This places all our software in a location you select and determines the history file parameters.

The Client Installation will then be run on each client computer. This installation checks to see if several standard Microsoft .dll components are available and current on the local computer. Then an icon is placed on the desktop for launching the software.

 


Terminal Server Installation

The terminal server software is installed on the server only. Our program is distributed to the terminals via the server software. The other setup details are the same as the Network Installation, with one exception: the terminal server Installation allows multiple copies of the program to be run on the server.

The selection of history file parameters and other details are the same as with the Network Server Installation.

We do not limit the total number of computers that may operate our software concurrently. With a standard Network License, you are expected to limit the number of computer having access to our software by limiting the total number of computers in your network. With a Concurrent License you will set the server software to match total number of concurrent computers covered in your License Agreement with Ainsworth & Partners, Inc.

 


Single Computer Installation

This is a complete installation for any Windows computer operating independently. There is no AUTO option for storing the history files. Other that that, the same parameters apply as with the Network Server Installation.

 


Internet and Wi-Fi connected learning

The Single Computer Installation may be used with an Internet connection to transfer history file data to an instructor. A special copy of the current status is saved in C:\Ainsworth. The title includes the date and name of the user, followed by ihist.tt. This file is encrypted for viewing and analysis with the Ainsworth Keyboard Manager software and may be sent safely via email attachment to an instructor.

 


Keypad Manager Installation

This is a separate program you may install anywhere that's convenient. It allows an instructor to view, analyze, and print both class and individual records. If this program can access the Ainsworth Kepadoard Trainer program folder, it may also be used to create student records and assign classes.

If you install the Keyboard Manager in the same location as the Ainsworth Keypad Trainer software, this management program will automatically locate and display the current history files. This means the instructor will not have to search for the main program in order to view the current history files.

The Keyboard Manager may also be used independently with a copy of the history files for later analysis. For this reason, we suggest saving copies of the history file folder (password and roster files) or the parent folder that contains all the individual files (automatic option). After the Keyboard Manager program is installed, the setup continues and suggests that you run this program before exiting the setup.

When the management program is first run, an opportunity to include password protection is offered. If this program is NOT installed in a location where users would have access, password protection is not required. Otherwise, we strongly suggest using a password to prevent unauthorized deleting of files and other possible mischief.

More information -- see Keypad Manager

 


History File Options

Individual history files may be selected by password, from a roster of user names, automatically on the network server using the network login script, or on separate disks.

Password required for each user
A password is required when the program starts. A separate history file is created for each user and stored in the location you specify. If no history file location is specified, history files are stored in the same folder as the main program.

User names selected from a roster
An open roster at the beginning of the program allows any number of people to keep individual records automatically. Anyone can add new names or delete names at any time. A separate history file is created for each user and stored in the location you specify. If no history file location is specified, history files are stored in the same folder as the main program.

History files stored automatically (network only, not available with stand-alone installation) The program creates a history file for each user. The file is located in a specific folder on the network server. This folder is set as the Default location in a drive that contains individual folders for all users. The drive letter for storing history files must be specified to complete this option for history files.

No history information saved
In a testing and evaluation session, you may not wish to create any permanent computer storage of test results. In this configuration, a person may use the program for a practice session, or take a specific test, without saving history files in any permanent location. Test results can be printed immediately after any test is taken. This documentation includes test scores and a graded copy of the test as typed.

 


Alternate network installation with programs stored on client computers

If you prefer installing all software on the client computers and only using the network server to store history files, you will need to use a slightly different installation procedure. Use the Single Computer Install to install the program on each client computer. If you are saving history files on the server, create this collection folder first so that you can designate this location when installing on the client computers.

There are several things to consider when using the alternate method for installing all the software on each client computer. Individual copies of the data files used in creating the Keypad Tests, Data Entry Tests, and the Standard Test will also be stored on each client in the program folder. If a custom test is later created or modified, the replacement file for this test must be loaded individually onto each client computer (instead of changing this file once on the server). The Ainsworth Keypad Options program will also be included in the files placed in the program folder on each client computer. If access to these options is to be restricted, then access to this program must also be restricted. This program can simply be deleted after the desired options have been selected.

 


Special network options

The Ainsworth Keypad Options program may be used independently of the the product installation to view or set several additional program options. We have provided this program separately so that a complete installation and setup is not required for more routine changes to the Ainsworth software programs.

 


For a complete listing of the available options, see Custom Configurations.

For details on replacing the Standard Test, see Custom Tests.

 

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