Workstation Configuration

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HandYou only have to install the following items on each Workstation.  Many of the components that were installed on the Fileserver will NOT be installed on the Workstations.


1. Install Windows '98 (or NT)


Follow the Typical Windows installation procedure, incorporating the guidelines in the following paragraphs for naming and configuring.


2. Naming The Workstations


The WorkGroup for all computers in the system should be designated "ComQuest".  Each Workstation should be named "Workstation1", "Workstation2", "Workstation3", etc.


3. Identification


You can enter your name and company name during installation.  We suggest you don't use a password on the Windows operating system; ComQuest itself uses Log In password protection for each user.


4. Windows Configuration


Each Workstation should be configured as a Client for Microsoft Networks.  Enable File Sharing for this computer (but not Printer Sharing).  Access should be Share-level Access (rather than User-Level). Primary Network Logon should be set to Windows Logon.


5. Install ComQuest Workstation Components


Click on Start/Run and type: D:\WORKSTATION\WORKSTATION as the file name.  Follow the installation instructions on the screen.  This will install the primary ComQuest Workstation Windows components.


Command to Load ComQuest\Workstation Components


You will get an error about CTL3D32.DLL.  Click Ok button to continue.  Click Next button on Welcome screen, and Next button on Start Installation screen.  Files will be copied.  Click Finish button on Installation Complete screen, then Click Ok to restart computer.


6. ODBC components


Click Start/Run and select D:\ODBC\SETUP.EXE from the ComQuest CD-ROM.  This will install the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity components on each Workstation.


7. File Sharing


Go into Explorer (right click on Start button), and right-click on the C:\ drive folder.  From the pop-up menu select Sharing.  Enable Full Sharing (no password) for each Workstation's C:\ drive.  Name this resource as WS1, WS2, WS3, etc.  This will permit us full access to each Workstation, from the Fileserver, for updating the software and program files on each Workstation.


While in Explorer, select Network Neighborhood at the bottom of the file tree on the left side of your screen.  Locate "Fileserver", and right-click on the ComQuest folder.  From the pop-up, select Map Drive.  Map this as the "M:\" drive on each Workstation, and put a checkmark in the "Reconnect At Logon" box.


8. Register ODBC File


Double click My Computer icon. Double click Control Panel icon.  Double click 32-bit ODBC icon.  Click on the System DSN tab, then click Add button.  Select Microsoft Access Driver from the list and click Finish button.  In Data Source Name type in: MS Access 97 Database  For Description type in: ComQuest Database.  (Windows '98 only: Click Select button in Database frame.  In the "Select Database" dialogue box, click the "Drives" droplist, and select M:.  Then, double-click the ComQuest.MDB in left pane and click Ok Button.) (NT only: Double click M:\ directory in the right panel then select ComQuest.MDB in left pane and click OK button)  Click OK to Save and click OK on Administrator Window.



Dialogue box for adding ComQuest.mdb MS Access 97 Database

(Workstation database path should be: M:\COMQUEST.MDB)


9. Desktop Shortcuts


Add a shortcut to the Desktop for the ComQuest program (C:\COMQUEST\LAUNCHCQ.EXE).


Right click on a blank spot on the Desktop and choose New/Shortcut from the popup menu.  Click Browse button, and then double-click ComQuest folder, then double-click LaunchCQ.EXE program, and click Next to create the Shortcut.  You can name the shortcut "ComQuest Program", then click Finish button.


10. Computer Registration


The first time you run the ComQuest program, you will have to register the computer on which it is running with us.  When you double-click on the ComQuest shortcut icon on the desktop you created earlier, a window informing you to register the computer will pop-up.  You will not be able to proceed into the program until you call us from a phone near this computer, so we can give you the passcode.  If you attempt to enter an incorrect passcode more than three times, you will then be unable to register this computer at all.


11. ComQuest Licensing


Once each computer is registered, you will also have to update the license information for your ComQuest system.  This is not computer-dependent, but is only required once for all computers in your ComQuest system.  For your convenience, you can register all computers and license the ComQuest system in the same phone call to our offices.  At this time we can also give you a default password to get into the program.  After getting into the program, you should immediately add at least one user password, with an access level of 1,000.  This will give that person access to all  procedures in the program, including the ability to add additional users to the password file.


12. Test Drive


At this point you should be able to start the Song Survey program on the Fileserver.


You should also be able to log-in to the ComQuest program on the Fileserver and on each Workstation and "connect" to the databases located on the Fileserver. ComQuest Technical Support will have to complete some initialization procedures before you can actually begin using the system.  This initialization includes:


Loading new phone numbers for your market into the system
Configuring the default station Call Letters for your market
Defining the demo groups and gender(s) for your sample
Setting the default Recruitment Quota Specifications


After this initialization, you will then have to prepare the system for the first week of callout.  These steps include:


Recording default system prompts
Entering the Titles and Artists of all songs to be tested into the Song Library.
Placing the songs to be tested on the Song Test List
Recording the actual Song Hooks onto the hard drive
Completing the last three steps for any Questions you're asking


If you are upgrading from the ComQuest DOS system, you will find the Windows version to be quite intuitive and an easy transition.  The pulldown menus are almost identical to those in DOS, although many different screens/procedures have now been combined.  For example, Defaults, Quotas, Scoring Options, Auxiliary Stations, etc. are all now found on the Settings window  (each procedure is on a separate tab in the Settings window).