A new feature of ver 2.0 is the simplification of server installation. In previous versions, the box-office data (event-files, daily logs, customer database etc.) were stored locally on one computer, and all other computers accessed this data via the network path mapped to a drive letter. This computer operated locally and had full control of reporting.
With version 2.0 and later software, the event files, daily logs, customer database etc. can be are stored on the server. The correct folder structure is created by carrying out a normal box-office installation on the server, and running it once. The seating plans are also installed. Alternatively, an installation on another machine (which has previously been run and with plans installed) can be copied to the server to create the correct folder structure and initial files.
The main box-office installation folder (and its sub-folders) on the server are shared on the network. File permissions must be set so that the network terminals can change the files in the box-office folder and the sub-folders.
All sales terminals access the folders via the network path mapped as a drive letter on each terminal.
One of the sales terminals is designated a ‘Master’ terminal by adding the letter ‘m’ to the command line. The master terminal stores its daily logs and settings on the server. The only settings retained locally are the printing options. The settings for all of the networked terminals (apart from printing options) are set by the master terminal and retained on the server.
In daily operation, each networked sales terminal sends its daily log to the server for inclusion in the overall reporting. The master terminal has access to all of these logs and can therefore compile reports based on all terminal sales.