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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 Plan-It.ws 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 ProgramsPlan-It.ws 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 ProgramsPlan-It.ws 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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