Networking with Practice Pro
Networking adds an extra level of complexity to any installation , and Practice Pro is no exception to this rule. The requirements for networking Practice Pro are particularly fussy when considering the Windows operating system.
When installing Practice Pro on a networked system, it is important to set up the network first. This includes:
- Deciding where to place computers & printers, deciding which machines are to be used as file or print servers.
- Installation of network interface cards, cabling & hubs.
- Installation of appropriate drivers and making configuration changes to enable sharing of files from file servers, and printers from printer servers.
- Installation of appropriate drivers to allow access to shared resources over the network.
Windows Networking with Practice Pro
Practice Pro recommendations for Windows 3.1:
- It is recommended that the volume containing the practice data file be mapped to Drive letter G: whenever possible, to ease remote support.
- It is recommended that network printers be captured to consistent printer ports, so that printer X is available on the same port number on all network workstations.
- It is recommended that LPT1: is NOT used to capture network printers. This leaves the physical printer port on your machine free for future expansion.