The first step, of course, is to install WinTOTAL. You can either install WinTOTAL from a CD or from the latest installation file on the Internet.
Install from the Internet
|Note: The Aurora installation file is a big download. It may be in excess of 300 MB. As such, we do not recommend downloading the installation file if you’re using a dial-up connection. Instead, you should call us at 1-800-252-6633 and ask for an installation CD.|
Install WinTOTAL on a Network
When you’ve got multiple computers in your office, using WinTOTAL on a network benefits you by centralizing your data as well as program updates and administration while also allowing each user to have custom preferences and permissions to crucial data.
The latest version of WinTOTAL, Aurora, goes even further for network users by implementing Microsoft SQL databases for faster and more reliable searches and file listings. Instead of requiring workstations to open large database files across the network - as was necessary with the older Access-based system - SQL enables the server to search through comps, images, the file cabinet, and more on its own hard drive and simply return the results to the workstation.
If you want to install WinTOTAL on an office network so that you can share your WinTOTAL setup with everyone in the office, see our WinTOTAL Networking Guide for specific steps on this process.
Install WinTOTAL on a Laptop
Installing WinTOTAL on a laptop can be a great way for you to make WinTOTAL mobile but also bring your data back into the office to work on a dedicated computer or network. If you intend to use your laptop while on the go, but use a dedicated workstation otherwise, you should install WinTOTAL on your laptop first. Then, you’ll need to perform some additional setup to ensure that your laptop and your dedicated office workstation or network can talk to each other. For detailed steps on this process, see Tech Doc 5080.
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