Please print and
follow these instructions carefully without
skipping any of the details. Should after
reading this document over, you find that some
of the technical references seem to complex,
please either contact our office for assistance,
or seek the assistance of your existing local
technical support representative for networking
and hardware issues.
• Understanding Running On A Large LAN
Power Broker can be
configured, so that the program is executed on
the workstation hard drive, with only data files
transferred over the LAN or remote connection.
• Who should
use this configuration?
steps need to be completed EVERY TIME you do a
Power Broker upgrade so choose wisely if you
really need to use this configuration or not.
In general, the best option of deciding to
use this configuration would be to contact our
technical support staff.
support staff will ask questions like:
How many users use Power Broker in your office?
What type of computers do you have in your
office and how much RAM do they each have?
How strong are your network cards?
using a wireless network ( which would be bad
for Power Broker )?
Are you on a Terminal
How many servers does your
office presently use?
Once a few
questions like this have been reviewed the
technical support staff will suggest that
Running on a Large LAN is the proper
configuration for your office.
In some cases, an
office may be using this configuration for
years, but do not actually need it anymore
because of an improvement in hardware changes.
If you wish to know if it's still imperative to
use this configuration, please contact our
office and someone will be happy to go over some
of the pre-requisites with you to see if this
setup is still necessary.
• Prepare and
IF you do fall into the
category that this configuration is needed for
your office, or that you are already using this
configuration, you would first start by opening
Windows Explorer and browsing to your existing
C:\BRO folder on a workstation. Open this
folder, and empty the previous 27 files, and of
any .tmp files that may be stored in this
folder. If you do NOT have a C:\BRO folder,
then click on your C:\ drive, and at the top of
Windows Explorer, choose 'File', 'New', and then
'Folder'. On the other side of the screen will
now display 'NewFolder' waiting for you to type
in a new name. Type BRO.
Browse to your
J:\BRO folder and right click over your
CONFIG.FPW file and EDIT this file in NOTEPAD.
(we will use drive J:\ in this example)
the following lines:
Choose 'File' 'Save' and
then 'File' 'Exit'.
Browse to your
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and edit your AUTOEXEC.NT
file in NOTEPAD using the same method.
the following line:
Now that you have an empty C:\BRO folder,
browse back to your J:\BRO and copy two files
back to your C:\BRO
These steps need to be
completed EVERY TIME you do a Power Broker
upgrade so choose wisely if you really need to
use this configuration or not.
If you are
in a Terminal Server environment, on your
Terminal Server box, you would follow the same
rules applied as though it's a workstation.
When your TS user connects, they would now have
a new icon pointing to the C:\BRO\BROW.EXE
folder. If you have mulitple TS machines
for different branches, it follows the same