Gradience Pro / Enterprise - Installing Gradience on a Client Workstation

Please print these instructions before you follow them.

CAUTION! You will be installing the latest iteration of version 12 on the new client workstation. Please be sure that you are already running this latest iteration of version 12 on your server and any other clients. If you are not, please install the latest iteration of version 12 on the server and other clients first and then add it to the new client workstation.

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.

Finding the version you are currently running

You can see what you are currently running by going to where you uninstall software and you will see the full, multi-digit version number. Although your number may differ, It will look similar to this...

The number shown above was the latest at the time that this article was written. It was released on June 14, 2017. It was the second 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 time-of-day. 1600hrs. / 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

The software may have been updated to a later iteration since this article was written.

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

IMPORTANT! Even though during the download you will click Gradience Suite, it is during the installation that you will select the specific software title(s) you need to install.

Click here to install version 12 on the other computers where Gradience is already running.

Before installing on the NEW client please review the steps below that best apply to your particular situation.

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 here to run your client install of the software. It will automatically point correctly because the installer will see the pre-existing ini file, which is already pointed to the data.

Not the first Client Workstation…

At an existing client workstation, 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 copied ini file into that folder. [Then] click here to run your client install of the software. It 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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