is the UserName and Password for demo versions?
demo versions of all software editions, use:
case sensitive. For production (licensed) systems, use this same
password for the first login, then change the Admin password to
a secure password of your choosing.
do I use the demo CD?
demo CD that you receive from your distributor contains all 5
editions of CardFocus - Lite,
When you install the software and start the CardFocus system,
you will be allowed to run any of the 4 demos.
you choose to purchase one of the products, you will receive a
security dongle device to enable you to run the production
version of the CardFocus product. Simply follow these steps:
the dongle into the parallel port of your computer
the program dongle install utility (INSTALL.exe) from the CD
to install the dongle drivers (for more information, see Dongle
Security Device Installation)
your computer and start CardFocus
will notice that CardFocus no longer starts in demo mode -
instead, the CardFocus edition you have purchased will start.
The dongle must remain plugged into the parallel port of your
computer while you are running the program.
can I find the user's manual?
manual is in the top directory on the CardFocus CD that you
received from your distributor. It is a PDF document and
therefore Acrobat Reader is required for viewing.
environmental reasons and to reduce costs, we have chosen not to
issue a printed manual with every copy of CardFocus distributed.
This is becoming industry policy as people grow concerned at the
millions of tons of computer manuals printed every year. If you
find you really need a printed manual, please contact
that the manual will be copied to your hard disk during the
installation process. To view the installed manual, select the
icon for the manual in the Programs menu under the Start menu.
is meant by 'tailor-made' VisitorBook?
all access back-end data in a generic fashion. In contrast, the VisitorBook
has a data entry interface that does just what the name suggests
- it is built (or 'tailor-made') to allow the user to most
effectively manage visitors. The user can check visitors IN and
OUT, timestamp a visitor's time of arrival and departure, store
relevant visitor details, capture a visitor's image and design
and print visitor identification labels or cards. In addition,
reports on the visitor data, such as a list of currently IN
visitors, can be customized and viewed or printed.
operating systems are supported?
runs on Windows 95/98 and 2000, Me and XP. You can connect to
supported databases on any of these platforms and also to
databases running on back-end Unix based servers.
I need DAO and other components on Windows 95/98?
requires DAO 3.6 or above to be installed on your system. If you
already have Microsoft Access on your system then DAO is already
installed. In case you are having difficulties connecting to
databases (getting database related errors) and Microsoft Access
is not installed on your system, then you will need to install
To install DAO, download and install the latest version of
Microsoft Jet 4.0. For more information on Microsoft Jet 4.0,
please follow the link:
Knowledge Base Article - 239114
should be installed on Windows 95 systems that do not have DCOM
installed. DCOM95 is distributed in a file called Dcom95.exe
(use the Windows95 update area to locate and download this).
DCOM is pre-installed on Windows 98, so this step is only
required for Windows 95.
Run the latest version of Mdac_typ.exe (you can download it here)
to install the Microsoft Data Access components. Most components
required to use DAO are included in the MDAC redistributable
setup file Mdac_typ.exe. For example, all the DLLs that comprise
Jet 4.0 are included in Mdac_typ.exe.
Now download dao360.zip
and unzip it into a temporary directory. Create a directory with
the name DAO under
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared
and copy Dao360.dll to this directory. In addition, Dao360.dll
must be registered as a COM DLL. This can be done by typing the
following into the start > run box.
RegSvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
(Ensure that the file name is specified within quotes)
If you have any problems installing DAO, please contact
Windows Registry permissions are required
uses the Windows system registry quite extensively to store and
retrieve numerous settings. You can configure CardFocus'
registry settings to be unique for each Windows' user, or
alternatively, you can configure the settings to be the same for
all Windows' users on a workstation. To do this, toggle between
'User Based' and 'Machine Based' in the Registry Settings Menu
under Configuration in CardFocus.
you choose 'Machine Based', then CardFocus settings are
stored under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE
"CF Card Application"
you choose 'User Based', then CardFocus settings are stored
under HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software
"CF Card Application"
all Windows users have permissions to access and write to their
HKEY_CURRENT_USER area in the registry, so there should be no
registry permissions issues when using the 'User Based' setting.
By default under Windows, only users with Administrator
privileges can write to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE area. For this
reason, if you select 'Machine Based' settings in CardFocus, you
may need to grant write permissions to Windows' users with
limited privileges. To do this, login in as system administrator
and do the following:
"Run..." from the Start menu.
"regedit" (without the quote marks) and press
will see a "tree". Press the "+" next to
the "+" next to "SOFTWARE".
with "Card Application", right-click on each of
the folders listed above and select "Permissions"
from the menu that appears.
down the list to "Users" and select it by tapping
on it once.
the box next to "Full control" in the
"OK" to close the dialog box, and then close the
be on the safe side you may want to reboot your computer,
and then run CardFocus again.