I install Medium Truck on a Network?
you Begin: You need to have a properly
functioning network to run the Medium Truck
software. Mitchell 1 cannot provide technical
support on network issues external to the Medium
Truck Software. Windows NT, 2000 and XP require
administrative privileges to install this software.
Refer to the documentation that came with your
software for a detailed, illustrated installation
Designate a Computer on your Network which will
serve as the Host Workstation: that is, the
workstation on which the program indexes and
data will reside. First you will set up and
register on the Host workstation, then you will
set up the other workstations on your system.
1. Insert the Medium Truck installation CD.
The software should autorun. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation. Once
the software is done installing, it will reboot
2. Once your PC has rebooted, you must share
"C:\M1HTR" folder with full access
Note on Sharing: You must specify both
read and write privileges on the shared folder.
If you do not, you will not be able to install
and run OD5 Medium Truck on other workstations.
Also, if a higher level folder specifies sharing,
but not read and write, you will not be able
to run OD5 Medium Truck on your other workstation.
For example, even if you specify that \\Host\M1HTR\Shared
is shared with read/write privileges, if a higher-level
folder \\Host\C:\ is shared with read-only privileges,
you will not have the correct share privileges
in the \\Host\M1HTR\Shared folder and will not
be able to install\run OD5 Medium Truck on other
3. Once the "C:\M1HTR" folder is
shared with full access, copy the data files
to a shared directory on the network as described
Copy the Data Files to Shared Directory
Multi-user installations require that you
copy the data to your hard drive. You cannot
access the data from the DVD. The next step
in the multi-user installation is to copy your
Data Files to a Shared Directory on the network.
Although the shared directory can be anywhere
on the network, Mitchell 1 recommends following
the convention described in the following procedure.
Copying the data is done outside of the Medium
Truck program, using Windows files and folders
You need to copy a total of four files and
the Upgrade folder from the Data DVD:
The files/folders must be copied to a shared
location on the network. Mitchell recommends
that you copy the files to the Shared folder
created by the installation program, usually:
which is mapped to:
4. Once you have finished copying the data
from the DVD to the shared location, open OD5
Medium Truck and choose Register Product from
the Setup menu.
The Registration Wizard displays your registration
5. If you have a Multi-User Key Diskette,
insert it in your floppy drive and choose the
Register a Product using a key diskette option
and click Next. Then click OK to proceed with
registration process. If you don't have a key
diskette, call Mitchell 1 Customer Support at
(888) 724-6742 and choose the Register or Upgrade
a Product interactively. The support representative
will help you through the registration process.
6. After you have registered, the Multi-User
Data Paths dialog box displays.
7. Choose the first Browse button to set the
Shared Host Path.
Mitchell 1 recommends that you use the default
path suggested by the program:
When you click Save, the path will be converted
to the Network name.
You may be asked to restart your OD5 Medium
Truck application. Remove the key diskette and
restart the program.
Once you have restarted the program, set the
Shared Data Path as described below.
Mapping your Indexes and Data on the Host
1. Open the OD5 Medium Truck application and
choose Multi-User Data Paths from the Setup
2. Click the Shared Data Path Browse button.
3. Browse to the location to which you copied
the data (C:\M1HTR\Shared).
Click on the Index.mdb file and then Open.
4. You are returned to the Multi-User Data
Paths dialog box with the Shared Data Path directory
displayed in the Shared Data Path field. Click
OK to complete Multi-User registration on the
Host PC. Now you should be able to access OD5
Medium Truck data on your Host workstation from
the shared network location.
have received my new updates. How do
On a regular basis, you receive
new Data Disc(s) from Mitchell. This ensures
that you will have the most up-to-date information.
The Update Data selection from the Home Screen
allows you to easily update your OnDemand5
Medium Truck subscription with the most current
You can also update your data simply by inserting
the new Data Disc(s), choosing Repair and
selecting a Year, Make, and Model.
your quarterly data:
Insert the Data Disc in
the appropriate drive in your computer
and open OnDemand5.
choose Repair and perform a vehicle lookup
- see Note above). OnDemand checks
all local CD/DVD drives for new data.
If new data is not located, you will be
redirected to the Update/Register Data
to begin the data update.