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The following instructions will get you started with the ALLcNET server software as quickly as possible. Please ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements and that you have collected the information listed below before starting.


Information required before starting installation.

It is recommended that the following information is available before you start installing the ALLcNET email and web server software. The information listed in this table can usually be obtained from your ISP.

Information Example Your Values

ISP phone number

8332 3833

 

ISP dialup account name

acmebolts

 

ISP dialup account password

VerySecret

 

ISP's SMTP (outgoing) mail server name

mail.isp.net

 

ISP's SMTP (outgoing) mail server port

25

 

ISP's POP (incoming) mail server name

mail.isp.net

 

ISP's POP (incoming) mail server port

110

 

Your email address

acmebolts@isp.net

 

POP user name (usually the same as account name above)

acmebolts

 

POP user password (usually the same as account password above)

VerySecret

 

ISP's WWW proxy (if required)

proxy.isp.net

 

ISP's WWW proxy port (if required)

8080

 


You should also know;

  • The names of the users on your network that you wish to have access to the email and web facilities provided by ALLcNET.
  • The times that you want ALLcNET to dial up your ISP to check mail.

    Step by step procedure;

    The procedure below describes how to set up a ALLcNET site. If you are installing the software on Windows NT or 2000 then you should be logged in as a user with administrator privileges. You will need to be running Windows NT 4 (Workstation or Server) with SP5 or SP6a or Windows 2000 Professional or later. If your system is running an earlier service pack then you should first back up all data on your system then perform step 1 (if required), then apply the service pack and confirm that you system is still functioning correctly. If you are installing on Windows 95 or 98, just follow the prompts given by the Install wizard (you may jump straight to step 2).

    1. Your computer should be set up to connect to the Internet before continuing with the installation of the ALLcNET server software. These instruction give a brief outline of the steps required to do this if you are using Windows NT4. If you are using Windows 2000, then just follow the instructions in the Windows 2000 help system by clicking Start, Help then "Internet, E-mail, and Communications". If you have previously used your computer to connect to the Internet then the Software required (Remote Access Service (RAS)) and the modem will already be installed and configured so you can jump straight to step 2. If not you may need to install RAS as follows:
      • Click Start:Settings, then double click "Network". Click on the Services tab then click Add. The "Select Network Services" dialogue will be displayed, find the "Remote Access Service", click on it then click OK. Now click "Properties", this will pop up the Remote Access Setup" dialogue, click "Add" then "Install Modem" and follow the prompts to install a modem. When you have completed the installation of your modem click "Configure" then check "Dial out only" and click OK. Click "Network" and make sure that only "TCPIP" is checked then click OK. Now click "Continue" to complete the RAS/Modem installation and click Close to close the Network dialogue. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
      • Back up all data on your system then re-apply the service pack and confirm that you system is still functioning correctly.
    2. If you have already installed the ALLcNET software then jump straight to the next step. If you received the software on CD Rom then place the CD into your CD-ROM Drive. If the installation does not start automatically or you downloaded the software then run the setup program as follows; From CD either by clicking Start:Run then typing "D:\ALLcNET" (where D corresponds to your CD-ROM drive) into the "Open" field in the "Run" dialogue box that is displayed, or by clicking Start:Settings, then double clicking Add/Remove Programs then click Install. You may also use Windows Explorer to locate the "ALLcNET.exe" file then double click on it to run the install. This will start the ALLcNET installation program; follow the prompts. During the install you may be prompted to restart your computer. Just ignore this and carry on through the setup process as prompted, you may restart your computer once everything is installed and configured.
    3. At the end of the installation process you will be prompted to configure ALLcNET by running ALLcNET Control Panel, click continue to do this then follow the ALLcNET Install wizard which will lead you through the steps required to configure ALLcNET. If you require more information during this process, just click on the help button. A help page for the particular step of the procedure that you are viewing will be displayed.
    4. Install ALLcNET Remote Control . A simple way to install ALLcNET Remote Control on a workstation is to use your Web browser to download the file from the ALLcNET server. In order to do this you must know the IP address of the machine that is running the ALLcNET Server. To determine this you should go the the server machine and open a Web browser such as Internet Explorer, then type "localhost" into the address field. Alternatively click File then Open and type in "localhost" into the window displayed then click OK". The ALLcNET home page will then be displayed. Read the paragraph about installing ALLcNET Remote Control. The main thing you need to find is the IP address of the ALLcNET server. Write the number down, it should look something like "192.168.0.1".

      If a Web browser is not installed on the server you can open a MDDOS Command Prompt then, in Windows NT or 2000 type in "ipconfig", in Windows 95 or 98 type in "winipcfg". The information displayed will include an entry titled "IP Address". Write this number down, it should look something like "192.168.0.1".

      Now that you have the IP address of the server you can go to each workstation and open your Web browser, e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator and enter the IP address into the address field. eg in Internet Explorer; File:Open will pop up a window where you can type in the number then click OK. This will open the ALLcNET server home page where there is a paragraph explaining how to install ALLcNET Remote Control. If you do not see this page then make sure that the browser (eg Internet Explorer) is set to not use a proxy. (in IE you will find this under Tools:Connection:Lan Settings:use a proxy is unchecked). Follow the instructions given to complete the installation. Follow the instructions given to complete the installation. The installation of ALLcNET Remote Control should be done on each workstation on your network that you want to use the ALLcNET server. Note; you only need to determine the IP address of the server once. You then use that IP address in the Web Browser on each Workstation so you can get to the ALLcNET server home page that allows you to download and install ALLcNET Remote Control.

    5. Configure your email client software (such as Netscape Messenger) on each workstation that is to use ALLcNET for sending (SMTP) and receiving (POP) email.


    Congratulations! ALLcNET Server is now set up and ready to serve mail and provide web access for your network.


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