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AttendView 4.1 Software Installation Instructions

The following instructions outline the different installation types.  Select the installation type that best matches your needs for more detailed instructions. If you haven't downloaded AttendView 4.1 you can download it from this page.


AttendView 4.0 Requires Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 Server

If installing on Windows 98 or NT 4.0
The Microsoft Jet Engine 4.0 must be installed. For information on how to check if you have this installed already, or to download the Microsoft Jet Engine 4.0, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239114. (Note: If you have Office 2000 or newer installed, you already have the Jet Engine 4.0 installed).

Installation Types

Choose an AttendView installation type and install the AttendView Software

Stand Alone (Express Setup).  Choose this installation type if AttendView is to be used on one computer only.  This is a good option if you don’t have at local area network or if you are looking for an inexpensive option.

Network Installation.  Chose this installation type if you wish to run AttendView from multiple computers, or if you want the AttendView server running on a separate computer than the AttendView Client.  The AttendView server can be any computer on your network that is running Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0 or 98.  Remote access from the Internet can be configured later if desired.  Refer to instructions for AttendView Server installation and AttendView Client installation.

Network Installation accessible from the Internet.  The installation procedures for installing AttendView with access to an AttendView Clock over the internet are the the same as installing AttendView for use on a local network, with the additional step of installing a router script. The router script allows the messages to go through you web-server's port 80 and allow the use of SSH encryption. For additional information on this type installtion refer to the AttendView help file.


Configuring the AttendView Database

Once you’ve installed AttendView software your ready to configure the AttendView database for your company.  It is assumed that at this point your AttendView Clock can connect to the AttendView Server. 


AttendView Server Installation

The AttendView Server components include the AttendView Server, the AttendView Server Admininistrator.

Requirements: Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / XP or 2003 Server.

The procedures here are for configuring AttendView to be used on a local network.  Refer also to the AttendView Help File for for information on allowing AVClock access the server over the internet.


Selecting a computer for the AttendView server

The computer which runs the AttendView server software should be at least a Pentium II class computer.  If you wish to print reports or use AttendView Tools from other computers on you local network, they should have access to a shared folder on the AttendView Server where the database will be located.  A shared folder is not needed if only AttendView Clock is to be used on other computers.  If you are concerned about employees cheating the system, it should not be in an unattended location accessible to unauthorized persons.

Installation Procedure

1.      Unzip AttendView4.0.zip using WinZip

2.      Start the AttendView4.0.exe installation and select Client and Server.

Server Configuration Dialog

3.      If you know the name of the database file to be used, enter it now, or just leave the default.  It can be changed later if needed.

4.      Select “As a Service” if available (NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 Server)

5.      Specify the Server Port – if unsure which port to use, the default of 8097 most likely will work fine.

6.      Press OK.


Client Configuration Dialog
(no changes should be needed)

7.      Leave the Server Address as (or enter the name or IP address of the server).

8.      The database path should reflect the value entered on the server configuration dialog.  Leave it as is.

9.      The server port should reflect the value entered on the server configuration dialog.  Leave it as is.

10.      Leave the client login with the default values (locals/locals).  It can be changed later if desired.

11.  Leave the Secure Connection unchecked.

12.  Press OK and continue with the installation.  When the installation completes you may need to reboot the computer (Definitely required on Windows 98, possibly required on Windows NT / 2000 / XP).


Server Administration

13.  Launch the AttendView Server Administration (AVAdmin) on the AttendView Server.

Note: The default password is admin

14.  Press the Refresh button to see the license information. If there was an error communicating with the server, see the AttendView 4.0 Connection Troubleshooting.

15.  To configure automatic backup use the Backup Configuration and Backup Schedule tabs


AttendView Client Installation

The AttendView Client software includes the AttendView Clock and AttendView Tools.  The following are the requirements for installing the AttendView Client.


  • Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / XP or 2003 Server.

  • Access to an AttendView Server.  This can be on a local network or over the internet.  If the AttendView Client is to connect over the internet, the AttendView Server must be setup to allow connections over the internet.  Refer to the AttendView Help File for more information on configuring the server for remote access.

Installation Procedure

Start the AttendView 4.0 installation and select Client Only.

If the AttendView installation files have been pre-configured with connection information, then the default parameters during the installation process (Refer to Creating a Preconfigured Client Installation).

If the installation is not preconfigured, then you need to obtain the parameters for the client configuration dialog from the AttendView administrator.

Start AttendView Clock from the Start Menu (Start-Programs-AttendView-AttendView Clock) or from the Icon on the desktop.  Verify that the employee status is displayed.

If there was an error communicating with the server, see the AttendView 4.0 Connection Troubleshooting.

Configure the AttendView Clock to select which departments to display and set display preferences.


Updating the Registration License

To update the registration license, open the AttendView Server Administration (AVAdmin) on the AttendView Server (if Stand-Alone, on the computer with AttendView).

Note: The default password is admin

Press the Refresh button to see the license information. Press the License Key button. Paste the license key into the license key text box and press OK.



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