Gradience Pro / Enterprise - Installing Gradience on a Client Workstation

Please print these instructions before you follow them.

WARNING! Do not allow different versions on various computers to accessing the same data... When you run different versions or different iterations of [any] version on various machines that are all pointed to the same database, you will get weird, voodoo-like performance from the software and you risk corrupting the data beyond repair. Such corruption can cause functionality issues that cannot be resolved.

Verify the version you are currently running on all machines!

You can find your full, multi-digit version number inside the software. Just click Help > About

There are also two ways to view the version from [outside] the software.

1. Open your Control Panel and then go to Programs & Features to view it on the list. If it shows Gradience Professional, it will also give the version number similar to one of the illustrations below.

If you don't see the words Gradience Professional disregard it and go to step 2 below.

2. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Gradience and open the Common folder. Then scroll down to and right-click on GCore.exe and click on Properties > Details to view the full, multi-digit version number.

How the version 11 number logic works...

Version 11.0.1606.29 was released on June 29, 2016. It was the final iteration of version 11.

The 16 refers to the year 2016.

The 06 refers to the month of June.

The 29 refers to the day-of-the-month.

How the version 12 number logic works...

Version 12.17.0614.16 was released on June 14, 2017. It was the 2nd iteration of version 12.

The 17 refers to the year 2017.

The 06 refers to the month of June.

The 14 refers to the day-of-the-month.

The 16 refers to the hour-of-the-day. - 1600 hrs / 4:00 PM Eastern Time

...Once you know your version number...

CAUTION! Two recent updates for Windows 10 have rendered Gradience version 12 non-functional on that operating system. If you are running version 11, proceed to Installation Steps below.

Version 12 Users...

If you are already running version 12 and your new client is a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 computer, go ahead and install version 12 on the new client workstation so that [all] machines are running version 12.

CAUTION! If the new client [is] running Windows 10, you will have to...

A. Abandon it for a Windows 7 computer or...

B. Install version 12 on a Windows 7 VM [virtual machine] on that new Windows 10 computer. 

IMPORTANT! You may not simply install version 11 on a Windows 10 client workstation to get around the problem where version 12 will not run on Windows 10 because doing so will introduce a situation where not all machines are running the [same] version. Doing this could ruin your data beyond repair. 

Installation Steps:

Select the type of installation below that best describes your particular need.

IMPORTANT! You will be downloading the entire suite. You will [not] download a particular individual software title. It is only during the installation process that you select the title or titles to be installed.

The First Client Workstation…

At the server, go to C:\ProgramData\Gradience. When you get there, copy the Hrware.ini file and then paste it into a neutral location. Then open the file in that neutral location and change just [one] thing.

You will see [HRWARE] at the top. Now, the second line is the path to the database. Leave this alone. Don't concern yourself with the drive letter that is indicated. Look down to the 4th line where you will see SERVER=Localhost.  Change the word Localhost to the name or the IP address of the server or the computer where the database resides. Save the change.

Next, go to the NEW client workstation and navigate to C:\ProgramData and create a Gradience folder and then paste the altered ini file into that folder. [Then] click the link below for the version you need to instsall. You will [not] need to restart the computer when finished.

Please click here to install version 11.0.1606.29. 

Please click here to install version 12.17.1614.16

During installation ther software will automatically point correctly because the installer will see the pre-existing ini file, which is already pointed to the data.

The Second or Additional Client Workstation…

First go to an existing client workstation and go to C:\ProgramData\Gradience. When you get there, copy the Hrware.ini file and then paste it into a neutral location.

Next, go to the NEW client workstation and navigate to C:\ProgramData and create a Gradience folder and then paste the altered ini file into that folder. [Then] click the link below for the version you need to instsall. You will [not] need to restart the computer when finished.

Please click here to install version 11.0.1606.29. 

Please click here to install version 12.17.1614.16.

During installation ther software will automatically point correctly because the installer will see the pre-existing ini file, which is already pointed to the data.

Click here if the new client fails to connect to the data.

 

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