Microsoft Windows Terminal Services are recommended if you have the need for remote workstations, need more than 8 workstations, or have a network with poor performance or that is prone to data corruptions. It is recommended that an experienced hardware consultant or network administrator be used to set up Terminal Services.
The following are step-by-step instructions for installing Design Manager Pro 7.0 on Windows 2003 Terminal Server (SP3) including special steps necessary for Crystal Reports. The steps will be similar for Citrix.
- From the Terminal Server computer, log on as the Administrator.
- Start up a Command Prompt Type: change user /install
- Choose Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Click on Add New Programs, then on the CD or Floppy button. The Install New Programs Wizard should find the setup.exe file on the CD-ROM drive.
- From the Design Manager CD’s Main Menu, choose Install Design Manager.
- Place the installation wherever you would like the Design Manager database to reside. Make sure that the “Install for All Users” option is chosen during the installation. Note: C:\DMPRO70 will be used throughout the rest of this example; you may substitute your drive letter and path. Unless you wish the data to reside on another server on your network, this path must be on a local physical drive (do not use network drive mappings that map back to physical locations on the same machine). We will also assume that your windows directory resides on C: and is called WINNT.
- After the Setup completes make sure that the Next button is clicked to complete the Add New Programs Wizard. The Add/Remove Programs and Control Panel windows can then be closed.
- After the Client Setup completes and you restart the computer, log in as the Administrator again.
- Start up a Command Prompt and change to the Windows\Crystal directory (i.e.: cd\winnt\crystal).
- Use the copy command to copy the contents of the Crystal directory to the System32 directory (i.e.: from the c:\winnt\crytsal prompt, type: copy *.* c:\winnt\system32). Answer "All" if asked whether to overwrite files. NOTE: On a 64 bit machine, COPY the files into the Windows\SYSWOW directory.
- After the copy completes, type: change user /execute
- The Command Prompt window can be closed. This completes the Design Manager Setup for Windows Terminal Server.
Each workstation must have the Windows Terminal Client installed on it to access Terminal Services and before running Design Manager. Again, it is recommended that an experienced hardware consultant or network administrator set up Terminal Services.