When starting up the farmerswife server for the first time it will check if a previous database exists. If it can't find one, it will prompt you to select either the Demo Database or an Empty Database.
If might also detect that there is ‘No License File’ integrated to the system yet and will ask if it should ‘Run Demo Version’. Click on ‘Yes’ to continue. The demo version is a full functional version of farmerswife which allows 40 startups of the server to run 60 minutes each.
- Empty Database (recommended)
This is a Basic database containing one example object within each category, including an Advanced User with all permissions, and a Web User.
In the server setup > Users Tab, rename the main Advanced User "Peter" to yourself.
When logging in the first time to the Empty Database the preconfigured Objects will be displayed in the Hourline:
- Peter (Advanced User with all permissions)
- Martin (Web User)
- Two Suites
The first thing to do is to change the names to correspond with people and objects in your company. This is done in the Object Manager described in the next section.
- Demo Database
The Demo Database is richer than the Basic DB and contains more Users, Objects, Services, Projects and Bookings that can serve as examples.
With either database, to login the first time with the client application:
As a final step on starting the farmerswife Server in demo mode, it will display a reminder informing that it’s running in ‘Demo Mode’ for 60 min. and how many startups are left, counting down from 40. Click ‘Confirm’ to continue. Once the message 'Server Ready' appears in the the farmerswife Server application is ready for example to be accessed by the farmerswife Client application.
Evaluation / Pre-Payment / Full License
For an extended test period or if you've already purchased the system please email firstname.lastname@example.org and add your company name and the local static IP of the machine that is going to host the server software.
The farmerswife license file determines which product version, additional modules and users are available within the system. You need to add them to the Server application. Press ‘Quit’ to stop the farmerswife Server and integrate the license files by copying the ‘license.dat’ and 'license.txt’ files previously received via e-mail to the ’system’ folder located within the 'farmerswife’ folder structure. Follow the instructions from the email you received.
Too Many Active Users / Administrators
If you chose to use a demo database, note that depending on how many farmerswife users are activated through your license, a warning message might appear when starting the Server application. If you have purchased less users than configured in the demo DB, this will trigger the warning message that 'Too Many Active Administrators' and/or 'Too Many Active Users' are setup in the system and you are being informed that the Server application will shut down within 5 minutes. Deactivate some users by accessing the ‘Server Setup’ on the farmerswife Server log window and go to the ‘Users’ tab. To deactivate a user, click on its name, set the 'Active' button to No and click Ok.