All ACCPAC programs version 5.0 and above come with the System Manager
(SM) and this or WSM must be used to load (install) and start the various
The Windowing System Manager (WSM) is an extension of the System Manager.
To install the WSM or SM
Be at the DOS prompt on the drive you wish to install it and then with
the disk marked 'System I' in drive A, type a:install.
If you are installing on a drive other than the DOS start-up drive you
must change the config.sys file to include the line files = 250 and change the
autoexec.bat file to Include the line c:\dos\share.exe /L:250 /F:10000. Replace
c: with your start-up drive If different.
START THE WSM or SM
By typing plus or plus g (this would start the general ledger if this was the only item on the start list which begins with a 'g'.
On a network must use WSM and each user can have their own unique start list,
printer configuration, and option list. Generally
these keys can be used within the WSM: directional arrows, PageUp,
PageDown, Home, End, or first character of each menu
On the left is the Start list which shows all of the applications
already set up. On the right of the WSM only is the Active list which shows the
applications already started. See bottom of screen for how to: add, modify ,
delete, or exit.
CHANGES TO THE START LIST
If possible, highlight an application that is already on the Start List
and Is in the same directory you want to add the new one to, then hit insert .
Each start name must be unique but it's best to have
first character unique so that you can call it up by that. Scroll to the
correct program and then accept the defaults for the rest of the information.
If the directory is not shown, scroll to 'root' and hit enter then scroll again.
To create a .new directory simply type it in. Don't
use these extensions: COM, EXE, LD4, LD5, LOD, BAT, CMD.
WSM FUNCTION KEYS
Call up the SM any one of four ways from within the WSM: F3, Alt&F10
; / (if using the slash command option); Ctrl&first
letter of any SM menu choice For example Ctrl&L will list all ACCPAC and Companion Product
programs already installed thru that WSM.
This is 40 characters such as 'Load cheques before proceeding' I
Initialization file - toggle Yes/No. Needed for postscript printers, or to
print forms at the same time as you print the data. Can also point to a file
which gives page header to report on network printer.
WSM can support up to 10 printer configurations. Once a printer is set
up, it can be attached to any menu that prints reports. Go to that menu; hit F3
; P ; P ; you will then see a triangle to the left of the printer attached to
that report. If you don't see the triangle, go one
menu choice closer to printing the report and repeat the above. To change,
point to the new printer and hit ‘enter' at which time the triangle will show
to the left of the newly selected printer.
6 Choices Including 'run automacros' - toggle
Will show ACCPAC workstations and/or last database conflict.
Can go to DOS prompt - 'exit' returns to WSM. Don't
use these DOS commands thru the WSM:
Append, Assign, Chkdsk with /F option,
Graphics, Join, Mode, Print.
CHECK DATA INTEGRITY
All items on the start list or only one. Do at least after every weekly
All ACCPAC and Companion Products must be installed thru this menu
Install in this order: GL, AR, IC, OE, SA, AP, JC etc.
LIST VERSION NUMBERS
Lists version numbers for all ACCPAC and Companion Product programs
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To activate - at DOS level on drive where WSM Is installed, put WSM
System I disk in drive A and type A:systempw 'password', Replace 'password'
with your own unique password. Use this procedure also to reset the system
password if you have forgotten the old one.
To deactivate - as above and type A:deletepw
To delete password files from data directories - as above and type
A:deletepw C:\Data\*.* for all data bases in that directory or A:deletepw
C:\Date\gl*.sam for only a single data base. You will not be able to remove a
directory until all the hidden password files have been deleted from it.
To initially set passwords for each database start the database from the
WSM start list enter the system password when prompted. when at the main menu
call up the SM security menu.
Use passwords with data toggle Yes (by hitting return)
Define program password 3 levels - change periodically.
Assign menu access password - set entire menu or any Individual menu
Change system password - do, this periodically.
To subsequently change security on a database if you are starting the
database from the WSM follow the same instructions as 'To initially set
passwords' if the database is already started, call up the SM security menu.
Set password access level - must show 'system ' otherwise you cannot
access any of the other functions shown. Change by entering the system password
then follow the above instructions.
Each database started from the WSM is viewed through a window.
You can have a number of windows open at the same time including more
than one copy of the same database.
Windows can be sized and placed anywhere on the screen. F9 toggles the
window between the size you have made it and full screen size.
To switch between windows, use F4 back to the start list, F10 next open
window, Ctrl&F10 previous open window.
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