Installing Timesheets Web
Run the setup program on
the machine that will act as the web server. This software can be run
in standalone mode or as a service. If you want to run this software as
an ISAPI dll under Windows IIS or other web server contact us.
standalone deployment simply run the TimesheetsWeb.exe program. This
program contains its own
web server so you don't need another web server like Microsoft's
IIS. When the application is run, the following screen appears:
default the web server communicates on port 8888. However the port can
be changed to whatever you like on this screen. To change the port
enter the new port number in the Port box and press the Update button.
By clicking on the image of the globe, the default browser will be
launched with the corresponding URL to test the application.
The standalone web server can be used to deploy a productive
application. You can place the application on a server machine of yours
and let it run on the desktop. The obvious disadvantage is that a user
needs to logged in to keep the desktop open. This even works via remote
desktop, while not being connected. For productive stand alone
applications we recommend using service type applications.
Running the Timesheets Web application as a service has its benefits
and disadvantages. The disadvantages are that there is no log screen or
browser execute button. The main advantage is that the there is no
requirement for logging on to the machine in order to run the
application (like any other Windows service). A few steps have to be
taken prior to running the application as a service. In particular, a
separate application must be downloaded and it has to be installed as a
service. To install Timesheets Web as a service, using the windows
command prompt, change to the directory where the application resides
This will install it and the application will appear in the Services
Applet. From there, it can be configured to run automatically or
manually. Look for the service called Timesheets. There is no need to
activate the "Interact with Desktop" under the properties of the
service, and doing so will have no effect whatsoever.
In a similar way, if the need arises to uninstall the application, it
can be done by typing:
Before executing this command, be sure to stop your service.
- Only Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP,
Windows 2003 Server, Windows
Vista and Windows 7 support services. Windows 95, Windows 98 and
Windows ME do not support services.
Running Timesheets Web on your clients
launch Timesheets from a client browser simply enter its URL. For
example, "http://127.0.0.1:8888" or
"http://localhost:8888". Replace the
"127.0.0.1" or "localhost" part with whatever the
tcp-ip address of the machine running the Timesheets web server is.
default password for the Administrator login is "magic". To maintain a
secure system you should change this immediately. Write down the
passwords and store in a safe location.
Upgrading From Windows Version
you are upgrading from version 4 of Timesheets Standard,
Timesheets Pro or Timesheets Client/Server and wish to use your
old data perform these steps:
1. Make a backup of your existing old data
2. Close down Timesheets Web server
3. Copy all data file from your old data folder over to the new data
folder on your server
4. Restart Timesheets Web server