Summary: EDExpress for Windows version 2.5 network installation
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)
To: EDExpress for Windows users
From: CPS Customer Service
Subject: EDExpress for Windows version 2.5 network installation
Date: October 25, 1996
Version 2.5 of EDExpress for Windows handles network
installations differently than previous versions. The executable file
for EDExpress for Windows (EXPRESS7.EXE) will now be
installed to a workstation's hard drive during a workstation install. In
the past, this file was installed to the network drive during a file
server install. Installing this file to your workstation's hard drive
rather than the network drive should improve the speed and
performance of the software, as it will be drawing on your PC's
resources, rather than your network resources.
Schools who already have EDExpress for Windows installed on a
network drive should:
1) Bypass the network server install option: The server install is
now only for users installing EDExpress for Windows to a
network drive for the first time. Choosing this install option will
install an empty EXPRESS7.MDB on the network drive,
overwriting any existing databases. There are no longer any
choices between full, partial and custom install types for the
network server install.
2) Do FULL workstation installs on ALL workstations: This will
install the EXPRESS7.EXE in a hard drive directory, as well as
modify all program group icons in your Windows program
manager to utilize the executable on your hard drive rather than
the executable on your network.
Please note a full workstation install will NOT delete the existing
EXPRESS7.EXE on your network drive. You will want to either
move or delete this network-drive executable to prevent future access
to an outdated version of EDExpress for Windows.
Important!: Windows 95 users will want to insure that any shortcut
icons set up on their desktop are pointing to the executable on their
hard drive instead of their network drive.
The full workstation install option does NOT update Windows 95
shortcuts customized by the user.
If you have any questions, please call CPS Customer Service at
1-800-330-5947, option 8.