the trial version of Handy Library Manager from our website or use a CD ROM (if you
have purchased it) and install the software on your network drive
e.g. in F:\handy_lib folder. Make
sure every user on your network has full Read/Write/Execute
access permissions to that folder and all subfolders.
Windows Explorer locate Handy Library Manager main folder e.g. F:\handy_lib.
Inside it, you should find db
folder (e.g. F:handy_lib\db).
folder to your server local drive that
is not shared such as drive C:. For example, you could create a
folder called handy_lib
on drive C: and move db
folder from F:\handy_lib
your Handy Library Manager main folder (e.g. F:\handy_lib)
locate a file called datadir.tx$
and rename it to datadir.txt.
Then, double-click on datadir.txt
and modify the path to db
folder according to step 2. On the second line enter the path to
data folder. For example, datadir.txt
could contain the following lines:
where "myserver" should be replaced by the name of your server.
modifying datadir.txt file save it and exit from Notepad.
and install Firebird 2.5.5 database engine on your network server
using the following
After downloading this file run it on the server and follow the setup instructions.
the server, make sure Port 3050 is accessible to all users
(create an Inbound Rule).
Download this file
into your Firebird UDF folder:
For example, if Firebird is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Firebird\Firebird_2_5_5 you should download "primasoft.dl" file
to C:\Program Files (x86)\Firebird\Firebird_2_5_5\UDF folder and rename it to "primasoft.dll".
your program main folder (e.g. F:\handy_lib
delete a file called "fbclient.dll" and rename a file
called "fbclient_net.dll" to "fbclient.dll").
every workstation that will be running the software do the
copy Handy Library Manager main folder (e.g.
to the local drive (e.g. C:);
- create shortcuts on
your desktop to all or some of the following files in C:\handy_lib folder: libadmin.exe
(main program for administrators), io.exe (Check In/Out Module),
libadd.exe (Data Entry Module), and search.exe (Search Module);
Try to run Handy Library Manager from one of the workstations. If the startup
takes a long time try to find your server IP address. Then, modify the first line
of datadir.txt (see step 3) in the following way: instead of using your server name
use the IP address followed by a colon character, for example: