I am adding another PC to my network. How do I do this?
First, you should know that each additional PC will increase your monthly support costs by $10, so Contego should be advised. Then, follow the steps in answer to the question below.
One of the PC stations in my network is going to be replaced. How do I go about this?
Contego can provide you with updated hardware and software that is Kalypso compatible. MCS does not provide detailed advice regarding software transfer, but has documented all the necessary steps. If you are not familiar with Windows versions and/or network setup, you will need the help of someone who can execute the instructions below.
Kalypso is Windows software and must be installed before it will run. There are 2 options:
- (a) Install Kalypso from the original program CD supplied by Contego
Not advisable if the program CD is more than 2 years old (Contego can supply an up-to-date program CD for a one-off charge of $50). In any event, you will need to call Contego for advice on how to configure the newly-installed software.
- (b) Copy Kalypso from another PC to the new PC, and then install.
This is the preferred option. If the outgoing PC is still operative, use it as the source for the copy operation. If the outgoing PC is not operative, use another PC in the network that is as similar as possible in operation to the outgoing PC, especially with respect to printer usage.
2.. Copy Kalypso from old PC to new PC
The entire Kalypso folder, complete with the subfolders “Data” and “Tools” should be copied from the source PC onto an empty USB flash drive, and then copied into the C:\Kalypso\ folder of the new PC.
Then, setup the Kalypso shortcut on the new PC, with the same properties as on the old PC. Then, change the icon pathname to C:\Kalypso\Kalwin32.ico. Modify the Kalypso.INI file to point to C:\Kalypso\ not to the \Program Files\Kalypso directory.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOAD KALYPSO UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERYTHING BELOW!
* Different versions of Windows
For best results, run Kalypso under Windows 7 or Windows 10. Use the Enterprise or Professional versions, avoid the Home versions, and avoid Windows Vista.
Kalypso is 32-bit software. Windows 7 and 10 are able to run both 32-bit and 64-bit software, whereas Windows XP is 32-bit only.
As a result, under Windows XP Microsoft installs Kalypso in the folder C:\Program Files, but under Windows 7/8/10 Kalypso runs with fewer problems if installed in the folder C:\Kalypso.
Note that if Kalypso was installed in C:\Program Files on the outgoing PC, and is being copied to C:\Kalypso\ on the new PC, the icon pathname above must be set to C:\Kalypso\Kalwin32.ico. Contego must also be notified in order to re-configure the software for future updates.
3.. Turn off UAC for the Kalypso folder (Windows 7, 8 and 10)
In some cases, Kalypso will need to do a Read/Write operation within the local Kalypso folder, particularly during software updates.
4.. Using Windows 10
With Windows 10, Microsoft has built in even more strict security checks and balances. At some point in the future, Microsoft will release a new version of Windows 10 that will not support Kalypso. In the meantime, some general guidelines:
- Standalone PC: Move the Kalypso folder, complete with all sub-folders, to the root of drive C. Then, edit the [Paths] section of the text file Kalypso.ini (in the Kalypso folder), to show Workpath=C:\Kalypso and DataPath, ArchivePath and HardDiskBackupPath=C:\Kalypso\Data. Then, modify the Kalypso icon starting pathname to show C:\Kalypso\Kalypso.exe.
- Network Station: Move the Kalypso folder, complete with all sub-folders, to the root of drive C. Then, edit the [Paths] section of the text file Kalypso.ini (in the Kalypso folder), to show Workpath=C:\Kalypso. Then, modify the Kalypso icon starting pathname to show C:\Kalypso\Kalypso.exe.
- Network Server: Move the Kalypso folder, complete with all sub-folders, to the root of drive C.
If the Kalypso data is already being maintained on a separate folder on C, modify the Kalypso icon starting pathname to show C:\Kalypso\Kalypso.exe, and no further action is needed.
Otherwise, if the Kalypso data folder is just a sub-folder of the Kalypso programs folder, edit the [Paths] section of the text file Kalypso.ini (in the Kalypso folder), to show Workpath= C:\Kalypso and DataPath, ArchivePath and HardDiskBackupPath=C:\Kalypso\Data, and ensure that this newly-positioned data area has the same sharename as before. Finally, modify the Kalypso icon starting pathname to show C:\Kalypso\Kalypso.exe.
5.. Installing the Software
Kalypso will not run until installed. Proceed as follows:
- (a) Navigate to the folder C:\Program Files \Kalypso\Tools or, for Windows 8/10, to C:\Kalypso\Tools.
- (b) Open the Tools folder and run the installation program called “FujitsuNetCOBOL70.exe”. For Windows 10, you must run the install as the Administrator.
- (c) When the installation is complete, open the Tools folder again and run the program called “FREEUpdate.exe”. For Windows 10, you must run the install as the Administrator.
Kalypso is now installed and, when the new PC is added to the LAN, may be loaded and will immediately access the accounting data.
All that remains is to configure the printer assignments, and even that may not be needed if the original source PC was similar in operation to the new PC. In any event, call Contego if you need help.