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How to install RM Maths version 4.1 on a client-server network
Published Date : 25 Sep 2002   Last Updated : 20 Feb 2008   Content Ref: TEC53000  





Requirements

  1. Network installations can be complicated because network configurations are rarely the same, even when using the same network operating system.  Only install RM Maths™ if you are experienced in performing such installations.
  2. The RM Maths Learning System requires approximately 485MB disk space on your server.  Check that you have sufficient free disk space on your applications hard disk.
  3. With client-server networks, you will need to log on as Administrator to give you full access rights before you can install files on to the public area of the server.  You also need to consider which user accounts RM Maths users will employ when they log on to the network.  They will need read/write/delete/create access rights (sometimes known as 'change permission') to the RM Maths directory (and below) since they will create, modify and delete user data files as they use the product.
  4. Ensure that your server name does not have a space in it. E.g. 'My Server' is not valid, however, 'MyServer' is valid
  5. Ensure that the server's share in which you are intending to install RM Maths does not have a space in its name. E.g. '\\NWServer1\my share' is not valid, however '\\NWServer1\myshare' is valid
  6. To run RM Maths on a client-server network you must have bought more than one software licence.  You will need a software licence for every computer that you will use for RM Maths.
    • If you have purchased RM Maths as part of the Primary Maths Portfolio, you will need to activate your subscription (as described in the Teacher's Guide) which will then give you a licence activation code for RM Maths. 
    • If you purchased RM Maths separately, you will need to contact RM Support on 0845 404 0000 with your customer ID and the RM Order number that you ordered RM Maths on.   The Support Engineer will then verify your licenses and give you an 8 digit code.


Procedure

Before you begin ensure that there is a shared public area on the server that can be accessed from the workstations.

On the first workstation
  1. If you are installing RM Maths on a client-server network, go to one of the stations in the network.
  2. If necessary, log on as administrator or a user who has full access rights to areas on the server and station hard disks.
  3. Insert the RM Maths CD in your CD ROM drive. After a short time the installation process will normally start automatically and load the setup screen.

    • If not, click the Windows Start button and select Run. Type: d:\setup.exe (where 'd:' is the drive letter of the CD ROM drive). Click OK to run the installation program.

Note:   If the station does not have a CD ROM drive you will need to share one fitted to the server or another station.
  1. At the Welcome screen, click the Next button.

  2. You must accept the Software Licence Agreement to proceed with the installation process.  Click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement.
  3. You are asked to confirm that the date and time are correct, and if not to correct them.  It is very important that the system date is correct as the dates of sessions, problems and so on are stored within the files.  Click the Next button.

  4. When asked to select the type of installation you will be installing to the server, click 'Install RM Maths onto a server' and click Next.

  1. Next you must specify where the files are to be installed.  Click Browse to find the destination folder on the server that is to contain the shared program files and create an RM Maths folder.  This will typically be in the server's public area.  When you have found an appropriate location on the server click OK to accept it and then click the Next button.
    Note: Do not use a mapped drive letter, use a UNC path i.e. \\Server1\Maths

  2. You may now be prompted to enter your 8 digit licence code.  Enter your code and click OK.  If you are not prompted then the process for licensing is below.

  3. You can now choose which program group the new program icons will be created in.  Unless you have a good reason not to, you are advised to click the Next button to accept the default program group.

  4. If you are in England or Wales, you can choose to show progress reports in the Teacher's Program using National Curriculum levels.  If you are in Scotland you can use the levels in the Guidelines on Mathematics 5-14 (Scotland).  If you are outside England, Wales or Scotland, then 'Other region' should be selected. Click the Next button to continue.

  5. The software will now install onto the server.  When this is complete click Finish.

    This has now installed the software on the Server and created icons on the Administrator's desktop for RM Maths Learning System and RM Maths Teacher's program.

  6. Find the Content Extension CD and insert this into the CD Drive of the station used to complete steps 1-12 on.

  7. Follow the prompts for installing the Content Extension

Licensing the RM Maths Program

  1. RM Maths now needs to be licensed for the number of licenses you purchased.
  2. On the first PC ensure you are logged in as Administrator.
  3. Double-click on the RM Maths Teacher's program icon on the desktop.

The following screen will appear:


  1. If you purchased RM Maths as part of the Primary Maths Portfolio you need to enter the license number you received from Activating your subscription on the http://www.easiteach.co.uk/ website.  For RM Maths bought as a standalone product enter the 8 digit code you received when you contacted RM Support.
  2. Enter the code carefully at the above screen and click the OK button.  There will be a short delay while the program registers the information.
  3. If you typed your licence code in correctly, the licence program displays a message confirming that the RM Maths Learning System is licensed for the total number of concurrent user licences that you have purchased.  Click the OK button to exit the licence program.

RM Maths is now licensed correctly on your network.  The software will limit the number of pupils who can run RM Maths sessions at any one time to the number of concurrent user licences that you have purchased.


On all subsequent workstations on the network

Note:  You may need to refer to your own network administration documentation for guidance on how to allocate these RM Maths shortcuts to the appropriate users' desktops.  If you have not already done so, ensure that the RM Maths folder on the server is shared/available to all stations.

  1. Log on as administrator so that you have full access.  Using Windows Explorer browse to the Server and the shared RM Maths folder.
  2. Double-click on the Setup folder and then double-click Setup.  This will run the setup program.
  3. At the Welcome screen click the Next button.
  4. You must accept the Software Licence Agreement to proceed with the installation process.  Click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement.
  5. You are asked to confirm that the date and time are correct, and if not to correct them.  It is very important that the system date is correct as the dates of sessions, problems and so on are stored within the files.  Click the Next button.
  6. If you are in England or Wales, you can choose to show progress reports in the Teacher's Program using National Curriculum levels.  If you are in Scotland you can use the levels in the Guidelines on Mathematics 5-14 (Scotland).  If you are outside England, Wales or Scotland, then 'Other region' should be selected.  Click the Next button to continue.
  7. The necessary files will now be installed on the workstation.  Select Finish if prompted.  You may also be asked to restart the workstation.  The icons below will now be available on the Administrator's desktop.

Ensure that these seven steps are repeated for all workstations that will be used for RM Maths and Teacher's Program.

You may need to refer to your own network administration documentation for guidance on how to allocate these RM Maths shortcuts to the appropriate user desktops.  For RM ClassMate users only, you will find a desktop has been created called 'Maths' which has the above shortcuts.  You are now ready to run RM Maths on your network.



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