Here's how to install PDS Facility Scheduler Version 8. Once you verify that your computer meets the system requirements, you can install Facility Scheduler.
If your institution uses only one installation of a PDS product and you store your PDS data on that same computer, skip to the Installation Instructions section.
If you have one or more computers using data stored on a separate computer, you need to "point" those computers to the shared database using the instructions below.
In Windows Explorer, the folder displays with the "shared" attribute.
After these steps, your PDS program can be installed on the server as described in the Installation Instructions section below. When prompted for the data location, enter the network path to the server data directory. You can use either the server’s UNC name (\\server\share\file_path) or a drive letter (if you first mapped the data directory to a drive in Windows Explorer).
Once your program is installed, you can easily find out where it stores and retrieves its data. Right-click the desktop shortcut icon and select Properties. In the Target field, note the string D=”<path>.
If you're upgrading from PDS Facility Scheduler Version 7, back up your program data.
In order to download PDS programs online, you must be enrolled in the Preferred Client Program.
Return to your desktop. Double-click the icon to open the program and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you need help using the program, click the question mark iconin the upper right corner of the program or press the F1 key on your keyboard.
Insert the installation CD in your computer's CD drive. The PDS Facility Scheduler window displays.
If the installation window does not open automatically, locate the Setup.exe file on the CD, and double-click to start it.
Open the program and follow any on-screen instructions that display.
If you need help using the program, click the question mark iconin the upper right corner of the program or press F1 on your keyboard.
After you install your program, check for the most recent version. On the File menu, click Check for Program Updates. Any time a new update is available, you can check for it here.
If you have multiple workstations, all computers must be upgraded at the same time.