This process must be followed to rename a terminal or to activate a new terminal when additional terminal licenses have been purchased.
For many installations it will be necessary to do these steps in an elevated administrator mode to allow System Five to write the necessary registry entries.
To do this, right Click on the System Five icon and from the pop-up menu click Run as administrator.
In the sign in window, click on the Install button.
In the Install window, click on Link to existing data
Next you will click on the mapped drive where the System Five data is located. Usually this would be the W drive if you are doing this from a workstation.
Once you select the mapped drive, you will need to browse to the data folder.
This would usually be System5 – Data - _datafiles.
Once you have clicked on the _datafiles folder, the path should populate the right hand window.
Click the Next button.
On the next screen make sure the correct company name is highlighted with the correct directory path.
Again, in my example it is W:\System5\data\_datafiles\
Click the Next button
This will take you to the terminal screen.
If you have just installed a new license or have added additional terminals, you will see terminals named Available. You will need to provide a real name to these terminals before they will show in the terminal dropdown in the log in screen.
Select the terminal that you want to name or re-name and click the Next button.
Type a meaningful name in the Station Name field. Our recommendation is to not use a person’s name. It is better to enter a name such as Front Desk, or POS 1, or Receiving. Something that identifies the job being done there.
The Location field is optional and can be left blank.
Click the Next button to continue.
This completes the process to rename a terminal
Click the Finish button to close the window.
To rename another terminal, you will need to start the process again from the begining.
============= Created by Steve Wind April 10 2023 ==============