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7.28. How do I run the Workstation Configuration Setup Utility

Here are the instructions to run the Workstation Configuration Setup Utility. 

This utility is used to configure or point the Bill of Lading program to the database files.  These can be located on the local workstation.  It can also be on a shared workstation or server. If you choose a location on your system that the database does not exist, it will tell the program to create a new database to be used.

To run the WCSU (Workstation Configuration Setup Utility), click on the Windows Start Button, scroll to the Star Bill of Lading folder and select the Workstation Configuration Setup Utility.

This will display the Current Location of the data files. To configure the data pointer, you need to click on the Set Location button. 

The following screen shot is what the older version of the WCSU looks like.

This is what the latest version looks like.  As it allows for manual entry of the UNC path that contains the database location.

This will show you a layout of your folders and network drives.

You need to know where your data files are to set this location.

Select the Server/Workstation where YOUR data files reside. Once you have highlighted where your data files reside, click OK.

DO NOT USE MAPPED DRIVES SUCH AS A Z: DRIVE, BE SURE TO USE THE UNC LOCATION SUCH AS \\M9040n\Users\AppData\BOL Data
THIS IS BECAUSE THE MAPPING MIGHT BE DIFFERENT ON EACH WORKSTATION AND CAN CHANGE.  We also do not support mapped drives.

If all was successful, it will say The Database location has been set - click on Post.

If you need to manually enter the UNC path, you can do so by clicking on the Menu option or Ctrl-M as displayed below.

You can run Windows Explorer to find the database location on your Network as shown below.

After you have found the location, you can Right Click and a popup menu will be displayed to Copy the Location to the Clipboard as shown below.

Back to the Workstation Configuration Setup Utility you will see the path field for manual entry or you can paste a location (Ctrl-V) that you may have copied from Windows Explorer.

After all is completed, you can then click on the Exit button.

Run the Bill of Lading program and if all was done correctly it should open and you should see your data, or build a new set if that was the choice.

 

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