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Client workstations access DBA through your local local area network.  A DBA Manufacturing Client gets installed on each client workstation to provide start menu access, desktop icons, a database engine, and online help.  

WARNING: Do not use wireless connections

Do not use wireless connections because client workstation will experience server disconnections, access violation errors, and potential data corruption.  

NOTE: If you wish to furnish a PC with a wireless connection, it must be set up as a remote desktop workstation (see System Requirements).  

No limit to number of physical workstations

Your license does not limit the physical number of workstations that can access the DBA system.  It limits the number of named users that can log onto the system.  Named users can log onto DBA from any workstation.  

Installation Instructions

Perform this installation process on each client workstation.

Share your DBA Manufacturing folder on the server

Share your DBAManufacturing folder on the server, which is normally located at (drive letter)\Program Files (x86)\DBA Manufacturing..  Make sure you allow full access to this shared folder under security for all the wired workstation PC’s that are to have access to DBA.

Double click the installation file  

Navigate to the Client sub-folder on the server, which is normally located at (drive letter)\Program Files (x86)\DBA Manufacturing\Client and double click on DBAClientInstall.exe, which launches the client installation wizard.

Welcome to the DBA Manufacturing Client Installation Wizard

This first screen indicates that the wizard will install the DBA Manufacturing Client on your computer.  

License Agreement

The next screen displays the DBA Software License and Maintenance Agreement.  Select the first option in the lower panel to accept the terms of the license agreement.  

Installation Type

This screen indicates that a standard installation type will be made to the default DBA Path, Database Host, and Database Path.  A custom installation type is not provided.  


On this screen you observe various files being extracted and installed in a local folder.  The screen closes when processing is completed.

NOTE: Ignore the Borland Database Engine Installation prompt, which only displays for a moment.  The program automatically confirms installation and closes the screen.  

Install Complete  

This final screen indicates that installation is successfully completed.  

Desktop shortcuts were installed on the workstation for DBA Sample Company and DBA Main Company access.

Verify System Access

Launch the DBA Sample Company or DBA Main Company to verify that the workstation can access the system.  

Help File Installation

The first time you launch either company from the wired workstation, you are prompted for a destination folder for the system’s online Help, which is installed locally on each workstation.  Select the default folder.

Suppressing Microsoft Security Warnings

You may receive the the following Microsoft security warning when you launching DBA from a workstation:

“The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?"

To prevent that message from recurring, make the following changes to your Internet options:

At each client PC, open Internet Explorer and select the Tools > Internet Options menu option (this will vary in location within Internet Explorer depending on version)

Click the Security tab in the Internet Options window, then click the Local Intranet icon in the Select a zone to view or change security settings area. Typically, the icon will look like the Earth behind a PC monitor.

Click on the Sites button, then from that popup window, click the Advanced button.

If the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone button is checked, then uncheck that button.

Enter the name of your server, preceded by "\\" in the Add this website to the zone field.  For example, if your server's name is SERVER1, you would enter  "\\SERVER1" in that field.  Next, click the Add button. Then click the Close button.

Click the OK button to close the Local Intranet popup window, then click the OK button to close the Internet Options window.

Schedule Daily Database Backups

The final step in new system installation is to use the Schedule Backup process within the Backup Manager utility to schedule automatic daily backups of your registered databases.  See the next section, Backup Manager, for details.


Tab Backup Manager – Overview

Tab Backup Manager – Schedule Backup