21st Century Accounting Tutorials - Installation

Installing 21st Century Accounting - Workgroup

  1. On your designated server, insert the 21st Century Accounting CD in your CD drive.  A startup screen appears automatically.
  2. If the startup screen does not appear, in Windows Explorer, double-click your CD drive to open it and then double-click Setup.exe to start the installation.
  3. Click Full to install the components required to run a workgroup system and click Next.
  4. Follow the instructions displayed by the 21st Century Accounting Setup Program for closing Windows applications, reading the license agreement, and entering your name, company, and serial number. Enter your serial number EXACTLY as shown in your software package, including capitalization
  5. Click Next to proceed to the next step. You can click Back or Cancel at any time to change a previous choice or to stop the installation.
  6. Accept the default destination directory. Click Next.
  7. Accept the default program folder. Click Next.
  8. Review the settings and click Next to complete the installation.
  9. 21st Century Accounting Installation runs to completion.
  10. The database setup begins automatically. The Installation automatically installs the database files. After the files are installed you must enter the Pervasive License Key which is included with your software. Click Apply License Key.
  11. Your server installation is now complete.  Launch 21st Century Accounting from the icon installed on the server desktop and verify that the sample company NETCON can be selected.


On each workstation (the "clients") on a network:

  1.   Insert the 21st Century Accounting CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive.  A startup screen appears automatically.
  2. Click Client to install the components required to run on a workstation or client and click the Next button.
  3. Use the Browse button or type the drive and directory where 21st Century Accounting is installed on the server.  This prepares the client installation to put a 21st Century Accounting  icon on the client desktop that will open the accounting system you have installed on the server.
  4. Click Next when you have made the installation selections you want. C21 Installation runs to completion. 
  5. The database setup begins automatically.  The Installation automatically installs the Pervasive database files unless they are already installed.  If asked, click Yes to install over the existing Pervasive files.
  6. When the installation of the C21 icon and Pervasive client components is complete, remove the CD.

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