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MainBoss Advanced Installation and Administration Guide
    Software and Hardware Requirements
    Microsoft SQL Server
        Microsoft Report Viewer
    Privileges
    Installation Locations for MainBoss Software
        ClickOnce Deployment
    Manual Installation
        Manual Installation Overview
        Manually Installing MainBoss Software
    Creating a Maintenance Organization
    Entering License Keys
    Users
        Registering New Users with MainBoss
    Security Roles
        Testing Security Roles
        Roles for Administering MainBoss
    Installing MainBoss on Other Computers
    Installing MainBoss Service
        Configuring MainBoss Service
        Allowing MainBoss Service to Access the MainBoss Database
        Starting and Stopping MainBoss Service
        Uninstalling MainBoss Service
        The MainBoss Service Event Log
        Transferring a Database to a New Computer
        MainBoss Service and MainBoss Upgrades
    Using Multiple Maintenance Organizations
        Start Modes
        Command Line Options
    Backups
        Backups within MainBoss
        Restoring a Backup Within MainBoss
    The MBUtility Command
        Getting Help for MBUtility
        Listing MainBoss Organizations
        Built-In Data Schemas
        Exporting Data from Your Database
        An Example of Exporting to Excel 2007
        Importing Data into Your Database
        Adding Organizations
        Backing Up Your Database with MBUtility
        Adding an Administrator to a Database
Appendix A: Setting Up SQL Server
    Instances
    SQL Server Installation
    Backups with SQL Server
        Using SQL Server to Restore a Database from Backup
    SQL Express Considerations
        Installing SQL Express
        Backups with SQL Express
    SQL Server Maintenance
Appendix B: Troubleshooting
    General Advice
    File-Sharing
    Testing for the Server's Machine Presence
    Testing That a User Can Connect with the Server Machine
    Comparing the DNS Name and Active Directory Name
    SQL Server Configuration
    Adjusting the Firewall
        Granting Access to a Program through the Firewall
        Firewall Off and On
    Local Security Settings
    Authorizing Users in SQL Server
    Testing Whether a User Has Access to SQL Server and the MainBoss Database
    Testing Database Access with Microsoft Excel
    Testing Database Access with SQL Server Management Studio Express
    Testing POP3/IMAP4 Permissions for MainBoss Service
    Testing Access to the MainBoss Service Event Log
    Testing that You Can Start and Stop MainBoss Service
    General Troubleshooting
Appendix C: MainBossRemote
    MainBossRemote System Requirements
        Minimum Server Configuration
    License Keys
    Initial Set-Up
    Security Considerations
    Application Pools
        Giving Folder Permissions to Network Service or the Application Pool Identity
        Giving SQL Server Permissions to Network Service or the Application Pool Identity
    Web Sites vs. Applications
    Adding and Configuring an Application
    Adding and Configuring a Web Site
    Authentication Settings
    Application Settings
        Software Initialization
    Accessing SQL Server on a Different Computer
    Integrating MainBoss Remote with MainBoss Service
    MainBossRemote Troubleshooting
    Cookie Usage


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