6953RE: [fhctech] networking PRF
- Jun 3, 2004
PRF is the main program that would have a hard time if the drives were not available when you started the computer.
For the DOS family search, I use a batch file that maps the drive letters when I click the Icon and then removes the drive mappings when it is done.
Most of the other programs can be installed using UNC paths (i.e. \\computername\sharedfoldername) that is not accessed until the program is executed.
Answer to the PS question – you can install 61-65 and 71-80 as long as the Index files correspond. The end users will get a failure when they attempt to access data on 66-70, but I would go ahead and do it.
I wonder if there is another center close to you that has their 66-70 discs that they could loan you.
From: Patty Gaddis [mailto:geneamom@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [fhctech] networking PRF
Still trying to think all this through. We are looking into getting three
used computers from a local company and may end up rethinking our entire
But, in the meantime, another question. Currently, we must have our
"server" computer up and running before the others can be turned on to
recognize all the drives. If we were to put different programs on each
computer and have them all seeing each other for the different programs,
how do we need to turn the system on? Hope I'm asking this question correctly.
p.s. Is there any reason we must install the PRF CD's in numerical order
of the set series? Or, will it work fine except that we won't have the
data available for CD's 65-70 until we can get it installed on our
system. We currently have CD's 1- 60 indexes installed on the computer and
leave the CD's available to put in the CD drive. We have 61-65 and 71-80
ready to install and add to our collection, but have not installed them
because of the missing CD's. Not sure how long it will be before the
missing ones appear again and hate to delay the patrons any more than we
At 12:31 AM 6/3/2004, you wrote:
>You can have different resources on different computers however - the
>Ancestral File data on one computer, Scottish Church records on another,
>Freedman's on another, etc. I just do not know of a way to split up a single
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