Most facilities have one computer in the Dietary department, and it will likely stay that way. However, some facilities have multiple dietary users - say a Dietary Manager and a Dietitian. Both need access to TraySys, and it's mighty convenient to have it in a server for both users to use.
However, the documentation and support for a network environment are virtually non-existant. Sorry, Sysco, but someone dropped the support ball on this one. I was told by telephone support to RTFM (Read The Fine Manual). The manual said nothing about network support.
Through trial and error I figured it out:
- You must install the software locally on each computer
- Create a share on the server that is accessible to both users and map it as a network drive (I chose T: because it stands for TraySys)
- Run TraySys on each computer, one at a time and do the following:
- Click Tools -> Network Configuration
- Fill in or browse for the new mapped drive you created
- Check "Use Data Server"
- ONLY if you have already been using TraySys locally should you click the Copy Data to Server button, and ONLY on the 1st computer - if you do it from subsequent computers the data will be overwritten with blank data.
- Click Connect to Server and wait for a success message.