Window Information System (WIS) version

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Contents:

  1. Setup information

    1. General

    2. Installation of Microsoft Access Runtime 2000 (ART2000)(if needed; read General)

    3. Installation of WIS

  2. Using WIS


Setup information

General

WIS requires certain software for data access to be installed on your system. Three components are involved. Which components you need to install depends on your operating system and the presence of Microsoft Access 2000. If you are unsure, the easiest procedure is to install these 3 components:

  1. Support for Microsoft Access 2000 databases.
    This is automatically available if you have Microsoft Access 2000 (part of Microsoft Office 2000 Professional) installed on your system. If not, you need to install a copy of Microsoft Access Runtime 2000 (ART2000) before using WIS. ART2000 is available as a separate package on the WIS website.
  2. Support for Microsoft Universal Data Access (MDAC).
    This is part of the operating system in Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. For Windows 98 and below, the WIS setup programme offers the possibility to install MDAC version 2.7SP1.
  3. Support for the Microsoft Jet Engine (JET).
    This is part of the operating system in Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Probably, it is also installed as part of Microsoft Office 2000 Professional or ART2000. So under normal conditions, a separate installation of JET is not required.
    However, if WIS does not work properly after a setup without JET, the WIS setup programme offers the possibility to explicitly install JET version 4.0SP3. Just reinstall WIS.

A reinstallation of WIS does not require you to uninstall the previous version. The WIS setup program handles this automatically.

Installation of Microsoft Access Runtime 2000 (ART2000)

NOTE: Check whether you need the installation of ART2000 (see section Setup information ).

  1. Download the setup file ART2KMin.exe (approximately 30 MB!) and save the file in a temporary directory.
  2. Open ART2KMin.exe for extracting its contents to an installation directory (default c:\art2kmin setup\):
    1. Open the Windows Explorer and go to the temporary directory where you have saved ART2KMin.exe.
    2. Double-click on the file ART2KMin.exe. A small window opens, with caption WinZip Self-Extractor [ART2Kmin.exe] .
    3. Click in this window on the button Unzip. This will extract the installation files to directory c:\art2kmin setup\. Optionally, you can enter another directory in the text box labeled Unzip To Folder. A message box indicates the end of the extraction process.
    4. Click on OK in the message box.
    5. Click on Close in the window labeled WinZip Self-Extractor [ART2Kmin.exe].
  3. The file ART2Kmin.exe is no longer needed and can be deleted.
  4. Open setup.exe in the installation directory (default c:\art2kmin setup\) and follow the instructions:
    1. Use the Windows Explorer to go to the installation directory (default c:\art2kmin setup\).
    2. Double-click on the file setup.exe. A window opens, with caption Microsoft Access 2000 Runtime: Ready to Install.
    3. Click on the button Install Now. ART2000 will be installed on your system. Optionally, you can change the installation directory by clicking on button Customize. After changing the directory path, you return to the previous window.
  5. The installation is completed. You can safely delete the installation directory and all its files (default c:\art2kmin setup\).

Installation of WIS

    The WIS setup programme will install WIS version on your computer, and optionally supporting software for data access. NOTE: Before installing the optional software, please check whether your system requires the software (see also section Setup information ).

  1. Download the setup file WIS_Setup.exe ( ) and save the file in a temporary directory.
  2. Open WIS_Setup.exe for extracting its contents to an installation directory (default c:\wis_setup\):
    1. Open the Windows Explorer and go to the temporary directory where you have saved WIS_Setup.exe.
    2. Double-click on the file WIS_Setup.exe. A small window opens, with caption WinZip Self-Extractor - WIS_Setup.exe.
    3. Click in this window on the button Unzip. This will extract the installation files to directory c:\WIS_Setup\. Optionally, you can enter another directory in the text box labeled Unzip To Folder. A message box indicates the end of the extraction process.
    4. Click on OK in the message box.
    5. Click on Close in the window labeled WinZip Self-Extractor - WIS_Setup.exe.
  3. The file WIS_Setup.exe is no longer needed and can be deleted.
  4. Open setup.exe in the installation directory (default c:\WIS_Setup\) and follow the instructions:
    1. Use the Windows Explorer to go to the installation directory (default c:\WIS_Setup\).
    2. Double-click on the file setup.exe. A window opens, with title Welcome to the WIS Setup Wizard.
    3. Click on the button Next. A new page shows information about the WIS setup.
    4. PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY! It explains which additional software you need to select on the following pages depending on your system.
    5. Click on the button Next. A new page shows the options for additional software that you can install in addition to WIS.
    6. Select the appropriate options (Microsoft Data Access (MDAC) and/or Microsoft Jet Engine (JET)).
    7. Click on the button Next. A new page asks for the installation folder for the WIS software (default ).
    8. Accept the default directory or enter a directory in the text box labeled Folder, either directly or through the button Browse. For additional information, the button Disk Cost shows the available and required disk space on all drives.
    9. Indicate also whether WIS should be available for every user of this computer (Everyone) or only for you (Just me).
    10. Click on the button Next. A new page asks you to confirm the installation. Click Cancel if you do not want to proceed.
    11. Click on the button Next. The installation process starts and a new page shows the progress.
    12. If you selected the installation of MDAC under point k :
      1. A new window opens with caption Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7 Setup. The window shows the license agreement for MDAC. You have to accept the agreement in order to proceed.
      2. Click on the button Next. The MDAC setup checks whether the amount of disk space is sufficient.
      3. On the next page, click Finish to start the installation of MDAC.
      4. After the installation is completed, click Close on the final page.
    13. If you selected the installation of JET under point k :
      1. JET is automatically installed.
    14. After the installation of WIS is completed, click Close on the final page to end the installation process.
  5. The installation is completed. You can safely delete the installation directory and all contained files (default c:\wis_setup\).
  6. If you chose during the installation process to install the additional data access software, then the directory in which WIS has been installed (default ) contains a subdirectory setupdb. This subdirectory was only used for the installation process, so you can safely delete this directory and all its files.

Using WIS

You find most information on the use of WIS in the help file. You can find the file through the Start menu of Windows, in Programs | | Help. Below, you find some tips that are not in the help file.

Tips:



Release Notes:

See Release Notes for information on new features in WIS version .

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