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How can Plan-IT Workshop be installed decentralised?

When the database file of Plan-IT is regularly being locked or becomes corrupt we recommend to switch to a decentralized installation of Plan-IT. This means that the Data folder remains on the central location and the folders Programs, Reports and Help are moved to the clients (workstations or terminal servers).

Switch to a decentralized installation

We will assume that the Plan-IT installation is on a fileserver.


  1. Make sure that all users have closed Plan-IT and that all background tasks are stopped.
  2. Copy the folders Programs, Reports and Help to a local folder on all clients (for example: C:Program FilesJDSPlan-IT).
    In case the copying can not be performed succesfully, there is still a file in use, this needs to be closed first.
  3. Go to the folder Programs and click with the right mouse button on the file and select the option Open with.

  1. Open the file in a text editor, for example Notepad.
  2. Edit the line DataPath=.Data to DataPath=%SharenameJDSPlan-ITData where %Sharename% is the location on the network.
  3. Edit the line Filelist=.DataFILELIST.CFG to Filelist=%SharenameJDSPlan-ITDataFILELIST.CFG where %Sharename% is the location on the network.

After this start Plan-IT once with administrator rights:

  1. Click with the right mouse button on the file ProgramsPlanbord.exe (or the shortcut to that file).
  2. Select the option Run as administrator.

Updating the decentralized Plan-IT installation

To update a decentralized installation of Plan-IT, perform the below steps:

  1. Perform the update according to these steps, on the server on which the Data folder is located.
  2. Make a back-up of the file from one of the client installations, this needs to be put back later.
  3. Copy all folders except the Data folder to all clients.
  4. Then copy the back-up of the file to all clients.

After all this, start Plan-IT once with administrator rights on all clients so that all dll files are being registered.

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