Comet Products Installation Instructions

If you are running in a network environment you should install your server first. Once it is all setup, you can install your workstations.

CometServerProducts.exe
This is an InstallShield Wizardô that will guide you through the steps required to install the files necessary for a Comet File and/or Security Server. You will be asked to "Browse" to the folder where you want CometServerProducts.exe to install the files. Then you can choose to install your computer as a Security Server and/or a File Server. If a Security Server, you will select between the USB or parallel dongle. The files installed in the selected folder are:

  • File Server executables CfileServe.exe and CFAMNetServe.exe
  • Security Server executable CSecSrv.exe
  • USB dongle setup and diagnostic utilities CbSetup.exe and CbUSB.exe
  • Parallel dongle installation files CometKMD.inf and CometKMD.sys
  • Service installation files and executable CometNTService.ini, CometNTService.log, and CometNTService.exe
  • InstallShieldTM components InstallHelper.dll and Uninst.isu
  • ServerInstall.exe - a separate installation utility replacing CSAdmin.exe. Note: You should not need to run this for Comet 2004 users. CometServerProducts.exe will install everything you need.
CometServerProducts.exe also installs in your Windows System folder and registers the dlls required for your security dongle and all other dlls required for the server programs to run: Microsoft dlls: mfc42.dll, mfc70.dll, msvcirt.dll, msvcp70.dll, msvcr70.dll, and msvcrt.dll.

You may be instructed to reboot your computer when installation is complete.



CometWorkstation.exe
This is an InstallShield Wizardô that will guide you through the steps required to install and register the files necessary for a Comet workstation. You will be asked to choose from 2 installation types:

  1. You want to run Comet from program files that will be installed on this computer.
  2. You want to run Comet from program files that were previously installed on another computer on your network.
You will also be given the option of having a shortcut to Comet created on your desktop. If you select this option you will be asked to "Browse" to the folder containing your Comet configuration file (.CFG) so the "/PN=" argument can be included in your shortcut.

You will also be asked to "Browse" to the folder where you want CometWorkstation.exe to install the files. The files installed in the selected folder are:

  • Startup executable Comet.exe
  • Comet kernel executables CosC.exe, CosH.exe, CosP.exe, and CosW.exe
  • File System executables Cfam.exe and CfileSrv.exe
  • Comet debugger CosD.exe
  • Comet Anywhere Update program CAUPD.exe
  • Fax driver FaxDriver.exe
  • ODBC driver ODBCdrv.exe
  • Dynamic Link Libraries CosHipc.dll, DIBAPI32.dll, ODBCd.dll, and UniDrv.dll
  • Data Definition Language files Crt.ddl, System.ddl, and WinPrint.ddl
It also installs in your Windows System folder and registers all other dlls required for Comet to run:
  • Comet dlls: CometPV.dll, CometLib.dll, and CapiServ.dll
  • Microsoft dlls: mfc42.dll, mfc70.dll, msvcirt.dll, msvcp60.dll, msvcp70.dll, msvcr70.dll, msvcrt.dll, and msvbvm60.dll
You may be instructed to reboot your computer when installation is complete. Your next step is to install the .

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