This topic discusses multiple installations of The THERAPIST
on different non-networked computers. For a discussion of installing on
a network, click here. Also, while
you can force the installation program to install the program in different
locations on the same computer, they will all refer to the same data so
each additional installation is only a waste of your hard disk resources.
There are both technical and license issues that must be considered when
installing The THERAPIST on more than one computer. Your license
agreement allows you to run the program on one computer. If you want
to run it on multiple computers, you will have to purchase additional
installation licenses. These
are available at a considerable discount off the price of the full program.
Installation licenses can only be used if all licensed computers are using
the same data, usually carrier back and forth on backup floppy disks.
To ensure that a secondary installation will run and be able to access
your data, follow these steps:
- Make an off-line backup of both your Global and Practice data on your
primary computer. If you have multiple practices, be sure to backup
each of these practices. The global data and each practice each constitute
a separate backup set of disks. More information about making backups
can be found here.
- Both computers must be running the same version and maintenance release
of The THERAPIST. You can see what version you are running by going
to Help > About The THERAPIST. It is a good idea
to be running the most recent maintenance release of your version. You
can download this maintenance release by going to http://www.beaverlog.com/therapist/download/index.htm
or by purchaseing a maintenance release CD.
- Using your most recent installation CD, install The THERAPIST
onto your secondary computer. If your primary computer is running a
version later than the one on the CD, you can download the most recent
maintenance release above. NOTE, we do not maintain
updates for all maintenance releases, only the most recent one for each
- DO NOT RUN THE THERAPIST ON YOUR SECONDARY COMPUTER YET.
If you already did, be sure that you did not tell the program to create
the first practice or you will not be able to restore data from your
primary computer. If you already did this, you will have to delete the
practice you added by going to File > Select or Add a Practice.
Since you cannot delete the selected practice, select the Sample practice.
Go back into selecting a practice and delete the practice you added.
- Go to the Windows Start button and select Programs (or All Programs)
and look for The THERAPIST > The THERAPIST Administrator.
Click this to run it. Restore your data onto the secondary computer
by going to Backup > Restore Offline Backup.
Restore the global data first, then each practice. For each restore,
the program will ask for the last disk first. It means the last disk
in the backup set you are restoring, not the last thing you backed up.
- Run The THERAPIST. It should ask you for a Synchronization Code.
You can obtain this code from
customer service. You have ten days to obtain the code. We need information
from your registration on the new computer so be sure to fax or mail
this form using the directions on the form itself. To print the form,
go to Setup > Preferences > Program Preferences > Registered Owner
tab and click the Print Registration Form button.
NOTE: Only those who have legitimate secondary installations
will be provided with synchronization codes.
||When you have The THERAPIST installed on multiple computers,
it is important that each installation is running the same version
and release. Otherwise one of your installations may not run.