|Installation Note: Multiuser Mode|
|Reporter 5 has a new feature: Multiuser mode. The Multiuser feature synchronizes data between
multiple Reporter installations (all of the Reporter applications used must have Internet
access). Reporter will save, synchronize and download data using the EFS server. So,
multiple users can enter and view data on their own computers and use the Internet to share the
same data amongst all of their computers without having to be on the same computer network.
If you have existing data and wish to use Reporter in a multiuser environment, you need to
coordinate the downloading and installation of Reporter on your users' computers. The
first user should download and install Reporter 5, restore the data, perform an online backup and
then set their computer for multiuser mode. Additional users can then download and install
Reporter 5 and should elect to not import data during installation. Once they have finished
installing Reporter 5, they can set their copy of Reporter for multiuser mode and restore from the
online backup made by the first user. This will give all of the users the same data to begin
using Reporter. All of the users will then be ready to work in the multiuser environment.
|I have the [Windows 7 / Windows Vista] operating system. Is Reporter 5 compatible?|
|Yes. Reporter 5 was designed to be compatible with both the Windows 7 and Windows Vista
operating systems. Reporter 5 has been tested on both operating systems and is fully functional
on both, however, you do need to ensure that you have the administrative rights necessary to download
and install files to your computer and to save files to your C:\ drive. Windows Vista users may
need to edit their User Account Controls (UAC) to ensure that they have full rights to perform these
|My PC is part of a network and my user account does not have administrative privileges. Can I
download and install Reporter 5 on my PC?|
|No, your network administrator, or someone who has administrative rights for the PC, must download and
install the Reporter 5 application for you.|
NOTE TO ADMINISTRATORS: During installation, Reporter 5 sets up two folders:
After installing the Reporter 5 application, you will need to move the Reporter 5 folder to the
user's Documents folder and grant administrative privileges to the user for both
- Reporter 5: This folder is created in the User's Documents folder.
Windows 7/Vista folder path: C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\Documents
Windows XP folder path: C:\Documents and Settings\[USER_NAME]\My Documents
The Reporter 5 application file and some auxiliary files are stored here.
- OCPF: This folder is created in the Program/Application Data folder.
Windows 7/Vista folder path: C:\Program Data
Windows XP folder path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
Subfolders that contain the database file and additional auxiliary files are stored here.