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LOGGING ON LANTASTIC SYSTEMS

A. Starting V/BOSS

B. Tutorial

C. On-Line Help


A. Starting V/BOSS

It is assumed that V/BOSS has been installed on your system via the directions that were included with your package. We refer to your hard drive as the C: drive. If V/BOSS is installed on a drive other than C:, please substitute that drive designation in place of C:.

1. Power on your system as usual.

2. At the C:\ type [HOST] <Enter>. (HOST is only on the Host machine, other machines on the LAN are NODEl, NODE2, etc.)

3. Put the CAPS LOCK on.

4. Wait until you see the screen that says "Please log-on" (pictured below). Type your Provider Code and press <Enter>. Provider codes must be assigned to anyone who should have access to the system. Refer to the PROVIDERS chapter.

5. After entering a valid Provider Code, V/BOSS will greet you and ask for your password. If you have never entered a password, whatever you type now will be your password from now on. A password may be any combination of letters and/or numbers up to eight characters. However, DON'T use three identical letters for your password, because this will enable anyone to use your Provider Code to log on by just pressing <Enter> for the password. YOUR PASSWORD WILL NOT DISPLAY ON THE SCREEN AS YOU TYPE IT. This helps you keep your password secret. Do not forget your password because you cannot look it up anywhere.

 

If you do forget your password, another Provider with the proper security level will need to delete your Provider Code and then add it back in. You may then log in as if it were the first time. Whatever you enter at that time will be your password.

6. After your correct password is entered, the V/BOSS Main Selection Menu is displayed.

7. If you must leave the workstation unattended during the day, you should Log off by pressing [L] from the Main Menu.

Logging into other stations on the LAN

Each workstation should have a paper label taped to it which shows the station ID. It will be similar to the following:

NODE1

At the C:\ type the station ID, exactly as it appears on the label and press <Enter>. Proceed with number 3 of this section.

B. Tutorial

The tutorial consists of instructional "windows" that will display on some screens where you need to enter information. These "windows" will tell you what information is needed and often shows the format to use. We recommend that you use the tutorial while you are getting familiar with your system and to aid in training new staff members. The tutorial may be activated and deactivated ONLY from menus where it is listed as an option. Functions performed while the tutorial is activated are "real", that is, a Client registered with the tutorial on is really registered when you finish. It is not just for "play". The tutorial is activated by simultaneously holding down <Shift> and pressing <Fl>. It is deactivated by repeating the steps, hold down <Shift> and press <Fl>. Again, you must be at a menu which shows TOGGLE TUTORIAL <Sh>-<Fl> as a choice.

C. On-Line Help

Most functions you can perform are documented with "On-Line Help." To start Help, press [?]. V/BOSS will re-display the menu, and "***ON-LINE HELP***===>" will be seen in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You may now select the topic for which you wish help by entering the corresponding character from the menu. To exit from the Help feature press <Esc>.


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