Software Requirements: PC & LAN
Both the PC and LAN version of Emissions Accountant are 32 bit Windows programs that have been designed to run on the Windows 10 operating system. Some reports and import features also require that Microsoft Excel be installed on the client computer.
The setup program will install Emissions Accountant on a single computer. A data folder that will contain the example import files and a report destination directory will be created below the user documents folder. This location may be changed during the setup. The database file may be on the local PC or a file server.
The license string configures the program license and locks it to the PC it is installed on. An initial internet or phone software activation is required. The PC version may not be used remotely via Remote Desktop or similar programs.
The LAN setup program should be run on a client PC. From the client PC the installation location is selected on a network file server. The operating system of the file server is not important so long as the Windows client can connect to it. Nothing runs on the operating system of the remote file server. An initial internet or phone software activation is required on the first client computer. Other client computers will not require activation. The LAN version may be accessed via Remote Desktop.
The server should be accessible for all client users via the same UNC path. In some networks users may be able to access the same location via multiple paths (aliased domains, etc…). For the license to work correctly it is important for all users to access the license file via the same path.
Certain files on the server require that client users have read/write privileges. The setup installs a batch script called, “AdminSetLAN-ACLs.bat”, that can be used as a template for IT to assign correct file permissions.
For company wide licenses that may support many sites we also provide license file redirection capability. This enables the program to be installed on multiple file servers or PCs and still use the same central network file server location for license management. This could help with load balancing or where network topology creates throughput issues.