Do you want to share your CLIP across more than one computer? This article will go over the steps to setting CLIP up on a network so that multiple computers can access the same CLIP information.

We do not recommend a wireless network. Your data can be easily corrupted. In addition, we do not support setting up and/or configuring your network. These things must be managed by a trained IT consultant. Make sure you establish a good business relationship with a well-known local technician who can visit your property as needed.

Contents

  • Establishing CLIP on the main computer (server)
  • Sharing out the new CLIP folder from the server
  • Establishing a link from the client station to the server (mapping the drive) 

Establishing CLIP on the main computer (server)

Make sure when following the directions below that you are starting off on the computer you wish to act as the server or main computer. If CLIP is NOT already installed on your computer, then you will want to move CLIP to the server.

Create a folder on the main system called netCLIP, and move/copy CLIP into it:
 1. Make a backup of your CLIP program.

2. Click on the Start Menu, or for Windows 8 users click the folder icon at the bottom of your screen.
3. Click "Computer."
4. Double left-click on the C: drive.
5. Create a new folder called NetCLIP by right clicking in the blank area on the screen and hover over 'new'. Click "New Folder" and name it NetCLIP.

6. Find the "CLIPV" folder on your C drive and right click on it once
7. Select "copy".
8. Find the new folder you just created called NetCLIP and right click on it once.
9. Select "paste."

The screen should show a copy of CLIPv moving files into the netCLIP folder. Once CLIPV is moved/copied onto the server, it should look like the screen below:

Sharing out the new CLIP folder from the server:


1. Right click on the NetCLIP folder & select Properties

2. Click on the Sharing tab

3. Click Advanced Sharing

4. Click Share this folder
5. Either keep the share name of netCLIP or change it here and click on Permissions to give access to other users

6. Click the permission for full control and click "OK" to accept the changes.

Get the full computer name for the main computer (server):

1. Click on the Start Menu or for Windows 8 users click the "folder" icon at the bottom of your screen.

 2. Right click on computer and select "Properties."
 3. Select the tab called Computer Name.
 4. Ask the user to read the characters for "Full Computer Name" - (NOT "computer name")
 5. Write down the characters from left to right ending with the character before the period.


Establishing a link from the client station to the server (mapping the drive)

Mapping a drive from the workstation to the NetCLIP folder:

1. Click on the Start Menu or for Windows 8 users click the "folder" icon at the bottom of your screen.

2. Click "Computer."
3. Click "Map Network Drive" at the top of the screen (for Windows 8 users this will be under the computer heading).
 4. Pick any available letter (the default "z" is fine) - Ask user for the letter they selected.
 5. In folder field ("\\server\NetCLIP"), have the user enter this: \\(full computer name)\NetCLIP or use the "Browse" button, go to Network places, and find the location of the netCLIP folder).
6. Select reconnect on login.
7. Select "Finish".
8. A window opens. You will see the CLIPV Folder.
9. Double left-click on the CLIPV folder.
10. A window opens with multiple files and folders.
 11. Double left-click on the "Client" folder.
 12. Right-click on the setup.exe file and Run As Administrator (this file looks like sailboat sails & says APPLICATION under the TYPE column).


 13. The install will begin. Have the user accept all defaults including "minimal".
 14. Close previously used windows.
 15. Go to desktop and see if the CLIP icon is there.
 16. Open CLIP and make sure the customer files are available.

To see if you mapped the drive correctly, click your START menu. Click "computer" and look for the mapped drive you created under
"network locations".  
All you should see is a CLIPv folder inside of the drive. In order to be sure that your CLIP shortcut is pointing to the right location, complete the following steps:

  • Click on the Start Menu or for Windows 8 users click the "folder" icon at the bottom of your screen.
  • Click Computer.
  • If your CLIP is installed on this computer then you will want to double left click on the 'C:' drive, if not then look for your CLIP folder under the Network Locations heading.
  • Inside your CLIPV folder, scroll to the bottom on the VCLIP.EXE file.
  • Right click then select SEND TO, Desktop (Create Shortcut).


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