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Installation instructions are the same whether you are installing DBA manufacturing on a single-user PC or on a network file server or peer-to-peer workstation.

Before you install DBA on a network:

If you are not familiar with computer networks, we strongly advise that you arrange to have the DBA system installed by a qualified technician. Please take these steps before you begin installing DBA on a network.  

Verify that your network file server or main peer-to-peer workstation meets our Network Server requirements.

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Tab System Requirements

If you are a contract installer and need support

If you are a contract installer and happen to need support during the installation process, please do not call our main office if you need help.  

To receive support, please submit a support ticket through your client’s support account.  Explain the problem in detail and whenever possible provide screenshots of your issue.  We actively monitor the ticket queue throughout business hours.  You can sign in to the support center on the Support page on our website.

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Support Page

Installation Instructions

Double click on the DBAManufacturing_xxx.x.xx.exe installation file to launch the installation wizard.

Welcome to the DBA Manufacturing Installation Wizard

This screen indicates that the installation wizard will install DBA Manufacturing on your computer and identifies the product build number.

Do not use for client workstation installation

Do not use this wizard for connecting client workstations to the server. See the Workstations Installation section for workstation installation instructions.  

Link:

Tab Workstations Installation  

Click Next to continue.

License Agreement

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

Click Next to continue.

Installation Type

This next screen displays three installation type options:

Standard Installation - Letter Paper Size

Select this option to install the DBA Manufacturing software and Firebird database to their default locations and to specify the Letter paper size, which is the standard USA paper size for reports and forms.  

Standard Installation - A4 Paper Size

Select this option to install the DBA Manufacturing software and Firebird database to their default locations and to specify the A4 paper size, which is the standard international paper size for reports and reports and forms.  

Custom Installation

Select this option to specify an alternate location for the DBA Manufactuting software and/or the Firebird database.

If you selected a Standard Installation option, the Review Settings panel displays the default DBA Path, default Firebird Path, and the selected Paper Size.  

Click Install to begin standard installation.

Custom Installation Screens

If you selected the Custom Installation option, the following screens will be displayed:    

DBA Installation Path

In this screen you can specify an alternate location for installation of the DBA Manufacturing software.

Paper Size

In this screen you can specify the desired paper size.  Select Letter for the standard USA paper size for reports and forms.  Specify A4 for the standard international paper size for reports and forms.

Firebird Installation Path

In this screen you can specify an alternate location for installation of the Firebird database.

NOTE: The Firebird database must be installed on the same file server as the DBA Manufacturing software.  

Installation Review

This screen displays the Review Settings panel, which enables you to review your custom installation settings for the DBA Path, Firebird Path, and Paper Size.  

Click Back to go back and change any of your custom settings, if needed or click Install to continue.  

Progress

This screen displays for several minutes as you observe various sets of files being installed and settings established.  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.  

Installation Completed

This final screen displays when installation has been successfully completed for the indicated build number.

Launching the System

DBA includes a Sample Company and Main Company.  

Sample Company

The Sample Company is can be accessed by free demo system users and licensed customers.  It includes sample data for meaningful screens and reports and for setup reference and user training.  

To launch the Sample Company, click the DBA Sample Company icon on your desktop or navigate to Start – Programs – DBA Manufacturing – DBA Sample Company.

Main Company

The Main Company is for licensed customers only and is used for system for system implementation and live use.  It cannot be accessed until you install a license key.  

To launch the Main Company, click the DBA Main Company icon on your desktop or navigate to Start – Programs – DBA Manufacturing – DBA Main Company.