Did you know that Dental System™ gives you the unique, powerful and productive option of running multiple PCs in a network and smoothly sharing orders and files? The multiple PC installation (client-server) enables one or more operators to create the order, scan and design in parallel.
The Multiple PC installations consist of one Server PC and one or more Client PCs in the same network. All software and the order database are stored locally on the Server PC with the drives mapped as network drives so they can be seen by the client PCs. The Client PCs simply link to the software and order database on the Server computer.
Advantages of Multiple PC installations:
Performance-wise hardware recommendations can be addressed for each component of the system separately:
To avoid slowing down the system with a large number of orders, please close all finished orders to keep the number of open orders in Dental Manager to a minimum.
Client-Server Installation process
Before doing a Client PC installation, you must ensure that the computer has a unique name in the network. Follow these steps to set up a Dental System™ Server or a Network Client:
Step 1: Launch 3Shape Dental System™ Installer
Read the Dental System™ Installer chapter in the online Help Manual to prepare for and initiate the installation process. The manual can be accessed by pressing F1 in Dental Manager.
Step 2: Select Custom installation
Step 3: Specify installation settings
Select Server Install or Network Client from the drop-down menu in the Custom Settings window and specify the necessary settings for the chosen option.
Click Continue to proceed.
Step 4: Complete installation
Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the installation process.