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This topic provides an outline of the process and links to how to guides and video walkthroughs for all the main processes involved in the installation of a network version of IRIS.
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Below is an outline of the process.
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For network use the IRIS folder must be shared on the network.
Please ensure that the Everyone group, (or group of users who require access to IRIS), has Full Control on both the Sharing and Security tabs. has Full Control on both the sharing and security tabs:
Open My Computer.
Go to the IRIS folder.
Right-click on the IRIS folder and choose Properties.
Go to the Sharing tab.
Click Advanced Sharing.
Tick the Share this folder option.
Ensure that the Everyone group has Full Control.
Go to the Security tab.
Again ensure that the Everyone group has Full Control.
If the group Everyone is not listed, click Add to add it into the list.
For network use the internal IRIS paths must point to a network location of the relevant folders (DATA and FORMAT).
These can be set as follows:
Open My Computer and go to the IRIS folder.
Double-click on makettl.exe
In the New Paths section enter the network location for the folders. These can be either a mapped drive (eg: Z:\DATA\, Z:\DATA\ and Z:\FORMAT\) or a UNC path (eg: \\SERVER\IRIS\DATA\, \\SERVER\IRIS\DATA\ and \\SERVER\IRIS\FORMAT\)
In the example above this assumes you use a mapped drive called Z:\ or that the server name is "Server".
To install the IRIS workstation configuration you will need to:
On the workstations click Start.
For Windows 7 and Vista machines, type in the Search box.
For XP machines, choose the Run option.
In the Search box, or Run command type in \\SERVER\IRIS\setup.exe and press enter (assuming your server name is "Server").
The workstation setup should begin.
You may be prompted to remove any existing workstation components. If so, complete the setup and then re-run setup.exe as above
Before doing this you need to remove IRIS Practice Workstation using the uninstall options from Add/Remove programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Vista and Windows 7). These are found via Start>Control Panel.