Probe for Windows can be used on a network, with each workstation acccessing the same data.
When a PC is connected to a network it is called a workstation.
The PC that has the shared data files is called a file server.
For a small network the fileserver can be just another workstation. This is known as peer-to-peer networking.
The software is installed on each workstation, with the data in a folder (or directory) on the fileserver.
This folder needs to be created, and each user will need read/write 'rights' to this folder.
Depending on the network, the fileserver can either have a name, or it can be mapped as a drive letter.
A problem that can occur is that different workstations can be accessing the same fileserver, but the fileserver is
'mapped' with a different letter by each workstation.
WorkStation_1 could 'map' the fileserver as G:, and WorkStation_2 could 'map' it as H:.
In the notes below it is assumed that the data folder on the fileserver is called, or mapped, as G:\PRWINDATA.
1) Use the CD to install Probe for Windows to C:\PRWIN on each workstation.
2) On one of the workstations (the 'master') create all seasons, farms, sites etc and check that all sites can be graphed.
Any new seasons should have the new data file: G:\PRWINDATA\20??DATA.MDB
3) If the fileserver is another PC move the season data file(s) (e.g. 20??DATA.MDB) to the fileserver (G:PRWINDATA)
Then use and for each season use <...> to locate the data file for the season.
4) Copy the following files from the 'master' workstation to
C:\PRWIN on all other workstations.
|the owner registration file with your name, address, etc|
|list of seasons|
|calibrations and farms|
|any season files (DWU, LO, HI, RDI) that have been created or edited|
|any special report files that have been created or edited|
|any lookup files used by reports, or when importing data from other systems such as ProfileProbe or Diviner2000.|
|graph styles - colours, etc|
|field lists (used on time graphs)|
|graph reports (only if they have been customised)|
|global formulas (only if used)|
|User settings and options - copy to C:\WINDOWS\PRWIN.INI|
5) On each workstation run Probe for Windows.
Use and for each season use <...> to locate the data file: G:\PRWINDATA\20??DATA.MDB.