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					                      Winisis

        Network configuration example

                  with Windows NT4




septembre 1999                  Robert LECHIEN       ir
  version   1.0                 chargé de cours hon. UCL
                                membre AFUCI
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                                                                         RLC / septembre 1999

     WINISIS NETWORK CONFIGURATION EXAMPLE WITH WINDOWS NT4

1.     Principles and definitions

A network is composed by a Server and n local PCs.

Local PCs : Server’s hard disk portion that can be accessed from local PCs (read-only) is a
network drive indicated by the letter <H:>. This may correspond for example, to the partition
<D:> of the Servers’ HD.

Local PCs may, of cours, read and write their own HD’s <C:\WINISIS\> folder and its
subdirectories.

Following the experience accumulated with the Dos version of CDS/ISIS, it is suggested that
folders and files in PROG, MENU, MSG and WORK to be accessible for writing. (Better to
foresee a backup copy of these files on local machines)

A distinct working directory on each local client PC is also needed for multi-user operations.
These directories shall have the same name (i.e. C:\work).

At program start from a local PC, a dialog box for choosing the configuration could also be
foreseen (Syspar.par parameter zero). This will lead accesses to Server’s data or local data
depending on the need or authorization.

2.     Installation on local PCs.

       C:\WINISIS
                |__BG
                |__MENU
                |__MSG
                |__PROG
                |__WORK
                |__DATA
                       |__DBN1
                       |__…..
                       |

The root folder C:\winisis\ of the local PC will also contain the file
               SYSPAR.PAR             mainly including:

               1=C:\WINISIS\PROG\
               2=C:\WINISIS\MENU\
               3=C:\WINISIS\MSG\
               4=C:\WINISIS\WORK\
               101=FR
               141=C:\WINISIS\BG\
               0=?Type LOCAL ou NET
               ………………………
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In the C:\WINISIS\DATA\ folder on the local machine, are the DBNi.PAR files. Each file
contains 10 parameters as follows:

               DBN1.PAR:

               1=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               2=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               3=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               4=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               5=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               6=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               7=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               8=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               9=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\
               10=C:\WINISIS\DATA\DBN1\

Create in C:\WINISIS\ the following two configuration files:

LOCAL.PAR                                         NET.PAR

5=C:\WINISIS\DATA\                                5=H:\WINISIS\DATA\
14=1                                              14=1
                                                  102=SH
Note:
        102=SH selects the search only menu interface, preventing PC’s users from modifying
        the Server’s data. Winisis’ menus and windows will only allow search and printing.

When running Winisis on local PCs, the following screen will appear :




Using the LOCAL ou NET access will give access to DBNi located on the PC or to the network
data bases Basei located on the Server, respectively (ex: CDS ci-après).
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3.     SERVER installation

The Basei database (for example CDS) will be placed on the Server as follows:

       D:\WINISIS
                |__DATA
                |     |__CDS
                |     |__…..
                |     |__…..

The Basei.PAR (ex: CDS.PAR) files containing information on the Server’s data bases, will
have to be located in the Server directory D:\WINISIS\DATA, but they will be used from the
client machines. For example:

              CDS.PAR:

              1=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              2=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              3=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              4=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              5=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              6=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              7=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              8=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              9=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
              10=H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\

If you need to work on that data base from the Server itself, another copy of the software and
Winisis system files shall be installed on the Server, in a different folder, for example:

       C:\WISISRES
                |__BG
                |__CTL3D
                |__DOC
                |__MENU
                |__MSG
                |__PROG
                |__WORK
            ……|__DATA

Server’s C:\WISISRES\ folder will contain a file:
             SYSPAR.PAR            mainly including:

              1=C:\WISISRES\PROG\
              2=C:\WISISRES\MENU\
              3=C:\WISISRES\MSG\
              4=C:\WISISRES\WORK\
              5=C:\WISISRES\DATA\
              14=1
              101=FR
              141=C:\WISISRES\BG\
              ………………………
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Server’s directory C:\WISISRES\DATA\ will contain the Basei.PAR files, such as:
               CDS.PAR:

               1=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               2=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               3=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               4=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               5=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               6=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               7=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               8=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               9=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\
               10=D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\

A data base (i.e. CDS) opened from a local machine, will show the following path:
               H:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\

The same data base opened from the Server machine will show the following path:
              D:\WINISIS\DATA\CDS\

It is the very same data base, located in the same directory on the Server’s Hard disk.

Note that on the Server’s Hard disk the directories C:\WISISRES\DATA\ and
D:\WINISIS\DATA\ are and must be different because the files xxx.PAR they contain are
specific to the Winisis installations accessing the data base (Server or clients PCs).


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Bruxelles, septembre 1999                                   Robert LECHIEN            ir
                                                              chargé de cours hon. UCL
                                                              membre AFUCI


                                                            Translation : D. Storti

				
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