Configure Vault Express

Vault Express backs up as many as 20 of your new and recently updated report files.  The Vault Express configuration tool walks you through the process of scheduling your automatic backup so that you can ensure that your most recent files are safely stored in the Vault regardless of what happens to your computer.


The instructions below are a la mode's recommended settings.  While you're free to customize Vault's settings to suit your needs, any deviation from the settings below are done at your own risk and are not supported.

Before getting started, make sure you've installed Vault Express.  Then, follow the instructions below to configure it:

  1. Click Start, [All] Programs, a la mode Vault, and select Configure Vault.

    If you're using Windows 8, simply begin typing Configure Vault while you're at the Start screen and press Enter to launch the Vault Configuration Wizard.

  2. When you see the Introduction screen, click Next.
  3. Enter your Username and Password.  If you have forgotten or lost this information, click Forgot Password? and follow the instructions in the password retrieval wizard.  Check the box to use Active Transfer mode ONLY If you're using a satellite internet connection.  If you're not sure what type of internet connection you have, it's best to leave it unchecked.

    At the bottom of the screen, type your e-mail address in the box provided.  We use this e-mail address to send you confirmation notices whenever your Vault attempts an upload.


    These confirmation notices also serve as an indication that Vault is working correctly.  If you schedule an automatic upload or manually upload files to the Vault and you do not receive a confirmation notice, something is wrong.  Run through the configuration wizard again per the instructions here to confirm that your e-mail address is correct.  If it is, you may need to contact our support technicians for assistance.

  4. Click Next to continue and Vault connects to our servers to verify your information.
  5. Select the Yes option to schedule automatic backup and click Next.

  6. Choose between the Daily, Weekly, or Monthly options to control how often Vault checks for and uploads new and updated files.  Then, schedule a time with the fields provided and click Next to continue.



    You don't have to upload at night.  Vault works in the background and can be running while you work on other things.  But, if you just can't decide on a time, click Get Time to query the Vault server for the best time to upload your files, based on the current system load.  You need to ensure that your PC is on and connected to the Internet at the scheduled time in order for Vault to upload your files.

  7. Finally, Vault connects to the Internet and checks to see if there are any new or updated files that need to be uploaded.  After it's done searching, Vault displays the number of files (new and updated) that were found, and how many it is preparing to upload to Vault.  To upload the files now, click Continue and then click Finish when the upload is complete.  Otherwise, click Finish to upload them later.

    Send file to the vault

That's it!  Your Vault tools are configured for uploading your appraisal report files to your secure Vault account.  Once you have sent your first batch of files to the server, keep in mind that the files are still on your computer, but they are also safely backed up on our servers.  To notify you of your Vault activity, you receive an e-mail that confirms your file transfer and lets you know exactly what files were uploaded, along with the current status of your account.  If you ever need or want to reconfigure your Vault settings, simply go back to Step #1 and start over.