Networking your Mansker Software
All Mansker Software
programs are networkable, and we are glad to provide information
for your network administrator regarding the process.
DO NOT provide support regarding the configuration of
your network. We only provide technical support of our
software running on or off the network.
We suggest that
only a network administrator with technical expertise
attempt the networking of the software.
Networking MES Athletic Director Software at the Time of Installation
a shared folder called \AD4 on a network drive for
which the workstation and intended users have full
works best if the folder is on the root drive.
Putting the data several folders down from the root can
negatively affect performance.
Workstation: Install the software. Choose the
Full install option.
3. Open the
MES Athletic Director software. Install the PDF printer.
Next, you will get a screen
with a link to upgrade the software for your state.
Click the link. On the web page you have a grid of
states. Click on your state. This takes you to the
upgrade page. Click the Upgrade File link in the table.
Run this file. Open the software and the screen you see
will give you the option to begin the demo or to Upgrade from
do not currently have Athletic Director Version 3.)
Click the Begin Demo. The next screen prompts you to
enter your school name and your zip code. The name you
enter here should be exactly as you want it to appear on
contracts and other documents produced by the program.
3b. (You do
currently have Athletic Director Version 3.) This option
imports information from your existing program. A copy
of the Version 3 data file (athdata.mdb), must be in the
C:\Athdir folder to complete the import. If your Version
3 program is not networked, the file is there already.
If your Version 3 program is networked, copy the file from the
server to the C:\Athdir folder. (If you don't know the
location of the athdata.mdb file, open the Version 3 program
and go to the File menu on the opening screen. Choose Where's
My Data to get the path. Once the data file is in place,
click the Upgrade From Version 3 button.
When you open
the program and click the Open Contest Information button, you
will be prompted to install the PDF printer. Complete
You should now
have a working standalone program.
the C:\Program Files\Mansker Enterprises\AD\AthleticData.mdb
to the shared folder on the server. (Make sure you Move it
instead of Copying it.)
the software. You will get an attachment screen asking
the location of the data. In the box on the screen, it
will say C:\Program Files\Mansker Enterprises\AD and the Found
column will indicate NO. Click this path to highlight
it. This activates the Locate button. Browse to
the shared folder on the server and select the AthleticData.mdb file. Click Open. This
refreshes the links to the the data file and the path in the
box under Found will indicate YES. Click Finished.
the networking on the first machine.
the software on remaining workstations. Use the
Workstation install on these machines. Complete the state
upgrade and reopen the software and attach to the AthleticData
file according to number 5 above.
the appropriate network folder according
to the above instructions.
the data file (AthleticData.mdb)
to the new folder on the network drive from the computer
where the software is currently installed. (Move the data
file, don't Copy it.)
Number 6 above.
If you have any
questions or problems with the install, please call tech
support at 888-334-8418.