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Network Issues

 

 

IMPORTANT:

 

When running on a network, all work stations should be either shut down or disconnected from the server during Processing or installation of some updates. you will be notified if upgrades need to have the stations down.

 

It has come to my attention that Oplocks and Write Caching are not being disabled by your Network specialists. This is a basic step in setting up a network properly. Either they have forgotten how to this, or maybe they don't understand networks. Whatever the case, you can download the file below to you desktop and run it on each computer on your network. Do the test mode first before changing to optimum settings to what is set to now. The program is self explanatory.

 

You will also need to check you hard disk drives to Disable Write Behind Caching. You will need to do this manually.

 

Write-behind caching.

Versions of Windows published since about 2000 have a feature called 'write behind caching'. Depending on your version (and Service Pack) of Windows, it may be enabled by default. The intention is to speed up operations, but read on...

 

What is write behind caching?

When you File a drawing, or use the Windows Save... or Save As... menus, your intention is to write your work to a disk drive - either a local or a network drive. What recent Windows systems actually do is 'make a note of the fact' that your intention is to create or modify a disk file, then save your information somewhere in memory, and only actually write it to the disk drive at some later time. It is part of this caching system that a program is unable to determine that this is going on, and so your program, in this case Garage Partner, is 'convinced' that it has successfully committed your work to disk when in fact it's sitting someplace else, and potentially vulnerable to loss or corruption.

Since for most people the increase in performance is actually negligible, the risk of data loss far outweighs any benefit. We therefore recommend that you disable write-behind caching on all your disk drives. You'll find instructions below for Windows versions

 

Be sure Write Behind Cache is DISABLED.

You can do all this manually, or you can Click here to learn the easy way.

Disable Opportunistic File Locking

If you do not have regset.exe in your TGPFILES folder, Click here to download it.

Program Download ftp://www.garagepartner.com/garagepartner/webu/regset.exe

This Program will actually take of ALL your registry needs.

 

Turn OFF User Access Control in Windows 7 and 8

Go to Windows Help and type in Turn off User access control. Follow the on screen directions.

 You MUST turn this off or you may not be saving your data in the correct folder.

 

Data Corruption issues on Networks

 

Improperly configured Windows networks can lead to data corruption in any file system database, including Clarion. Two Windows networking behaviors, opportunistic locking (on Windows servers) and read caching (on Windows clients) are the source of the corruption potential.