Single User & Single Location Installation

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Installing RESUMate on a single PC is quick and easy.  Just run the install file and follow the on-screen instructions.  (Mostly you'll just be clicking the "Next" button.)  That's all there is to it.

Local Area Network (LAN) Installation

Sharing a RESUMate database with multiple people in the same office basically just means sharing the RESUMate folder on your LAN.  To install RESUMate on a local network, first you'll need to decide which PC in your office will act as the file server.  You can have a dedicated file server or you can use one of your user's PCs as the file server.  If you are sharing RESUMate with five (5) or more users, we recommend having a dedicated file server.

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RESUMate 15  (version 15.4)
Release Date: 07/27/2015

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Installing RESUMate

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If You Have a Dedicated File Server

Step 1. Run the RESUMate install file on the server and enter your Registration Name and Registration Code. This will install the program and create a "RESUMate" data folder in the main Windows "Documents" folder.

NOTE: Your server will NOT count as a RESUMate user license. Only PCs where RESUMate is being actively used count towards your user limit.

Step 2. When prompted, select the "My RESUMate Data.rdb" file in the C:\Users\UserName\ Documents\RESUMate folder. You can now close RESUMate on your server.

Note to IT People: If you want to change the name of the .rdb file (for example, to "Company Name.rdb" or something similar), do so before installing RESUMate on the workstations.

Step 3. Once the install has finished, you'll need to share the new RESUMate folder on your network and allow network users full access/permissions (read/write AND create/destroy). If you are unsure how to share the folder, please see "Basic Folder Sharing" at the bottom of this page.

Step 4. Once the folder is shared and visible on the network, run the RESUMate install file on each PC where RESUMate will actually be used. After you enter your Registration Name and Registration Code, RESUMate will ask for the location of the shared database file. Select the "My RESUMate Data.rdb" file you shared on your server. RESUMate will automatically set all of your data files to the same network location.

If You Do Not Have a Dedicated File Server

Step 1. Run the RESUMate install file on the PC which will act as the server and enter your Registration Name and Registration Code.

Step 2. When prompted, select the "My RESUMate Data.rdb" file in the C:\Users\UserName\Documents\RESUMate folder.

Note to IT People: If you want to change the name of the .rdb file (for example, to "Company Name.rdb" or something similar), do so before installing RESUMate on the other workstations.

Step 3. Once the install has finished, you'll need to share the new RESUMate folder on your network and allow network users full access/permissions (read/write AND create/destroy). If you are unsure how to share the folder, please see "Basic Folder Sharing" at the bottom of this page.

Step 4. Once the folder is shared and visible on the network, run the RESUMate install file on the other PCs where RESUMate will be used. After you enter your Registration Name and Registration Code, RESUMate will ask for the location of the shared database file. Select the "My RESUMate Data.rdb" file you shared on your server. RESUMate will automatically set all of your data files to the same network location.

Install Tools Data (crop)If you ever need to change the location of your RESUMate data, or if you just want to confirm that all of your copies of RESUMate are pointed in the right direction, you can click the Tools menu in RESUMate and select Options.

On that window is a tab for "Data" (shown at right).  The Data tab allows you to set each location manually.  A workstation acting as a server will typically have all of its data locations begin with "C:\" as in this example.  Workstations accessing RESUMate over a network will typically have their data locations being with "\\" or a network drive letter like "F:\" or "Z:\".

Folder Sharing

Basic Folder Sharing

In Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, you'll need to use the "Advanced Sharing" options to share your RESUMate data folder with full permissions.

1. Right click on your RESUMate folder and select “Properties”.

2. On the Properties window, select the “Sharing” tab and click the “Advanced Sharing” button.

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3. On the Advanced Sharing window, check the “Share this folder” box.

4. Click the “Permissions” button.

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5. On the Permissions window, check to allow “Full Control”.  NOTE: All three checkboxes (Full Control, Change, and Read) should be checked.

6. Click “OK” to close the Permissions window.

7. Click “OK” to close the Advanced Sharing window.

8. Click “OK” to close the Properties window.

9. Restart your PC.

10. Restart the other PCs on your network. The folder should now be properly shared with full permissions and visible on the other PCs.

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