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    I know I am burning up the forums but

    I got a question for you guys, my department is in bad need of a computer aided dispatch software and report writing... But like all things the budget just isn't there, as we are a smaller agency...

    I found this website though that has a free cad and report writing software , but I can't figure out how to install it at all, its just a little too complicated for me...

    The website is http://www.aleir.com/

    Any of you guys have any other ideas or suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviator090 View Post
    I got a question for you guys, my department is in bad need of a computer aided dispatch software and report writing... But like all things the budget just isn't there, as we are a smaller agency...

    I found this website though that has a free cad and report writing software , but I can't figure out how to install it at all, its just a little too complicated for me...

    The website is http://www.aleir.com/

    Any of you guys have any other ideas or suggestions?
    ALEIR is SQL based.

    Check to make sure the computer you installed in on supports the latest version of SQL server.

    My guess is that it does not, it isn't a common application on a desktop not used previously for CAD software.

    It appears they will allow you to use it with MySQL, which is an open version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    ALEIR is SQL based.

    Check to make sure the computer you installed in on supports the latest version of SQL server.

    My guess is that it does not, it isn't a common application on a desktop not used previously for CAD software.

    It appears they will allow you to use it with MySQL, which is an open version.
    My problem is I am MYSQL handicaped... I tried to set it up via their instructions with no luck... I really don't know what I am doing lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviator090 View Post
    My problem is I am MYSQL handicaped... I tried to set it up via their instructions with no luck... I really don't know what I am doing lol..
    You're a ways off for me to help you with that!

    (I could charge you $150 per day plus expenses and be $50 cheaper than they are )
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    You're a ways off for me to help you with that!

    (I could charge you $150 per day plus expenses and be $50 cheaper than they are )
    That i will have to consider if nothing better comes along

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    Free advice follows...

    Install MySQL first clean and configure the server, then install the ALEIR.

    One issue you may be having is firewalls. If your SQL server is running and the applications can't get to it, they won't work.

    MySQL has a pretty decent setup guide that should help you out a bit.
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    It might help to have more specific info

    Fro example, what it's doing specifically? (any error messages you're getting, how far in the installation it's getting, etc). Error messages can pop up on the screen, but can also be hiding in mySQL log files, in the Windows Event Logs, in the Firewall logs if you're running a firewall, etc).

    Also, which version of Windows? (98, 2000, XP, etc)? That could influence your setup - And the account you log in as on most Windows systems MUST have Local Administrator privledges for the install to work properly, and must have DCOM & networking enabled for any type of database server to work (Pretty much a default on XP and 2000 Pro if it has a network card, but not necessarily on early versions of Windows). If this box is administered by an IT department, they may not have given you Administrator privledges, so you may not be able to install anything.

    Are you installing MySQL on the same PC as the CAD system, or a different PC? Is mySQL working locally (in the query window and a sample database, can you query the sample database, or even do a simple statement like SELECT 123 and have it return 123 (I'm a SQL Server guy, so I'm only assuming that mySQL works the same way)?

    Which part of the First Start at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...rst-start.html fails, if any?

    If mySQL is working locally but the CAD system just won't connect, it's more than likely a network issue - It may be as simple as having the server's IP number wrong, insufficient network privileges (blocked ports, etc), or maybe you're running a Firewall on the SQL Server PC - that may be blocking all outside requests, so look in your firewall logs and settings - Enable everything for mySQL in the firewall settinds, and allow it to run as a server.

    To eliminate that possibility, look in the docs for the CAD system and see if it can by installed on the same computer. But you may still have to turn firewall off temporarily, since it can prevent programs from running as a server and block needed TCP/IP ports unless you configure the firewall to permit it.

    if it were SQL Server, on the same box you may have to connect to either the computer name you see when you do a right-click properties on My Computer, or localhost or 127.0.0.1. On another box on the network, you'd have to connect to the IP number you see when you do an IPCONFIG in a Command (MS-DOS) window on the mySQL server box - you may not be able to use the computer name of the server if the network setup doesn't have type of Name server working.

    And whether you're installing it on the same box or not, you may have to install a network card in your computer if it doesn't already have one - mySQL may need the drivers that tag along with the network card to communicate with other programs, even on the same box - especially TCP/IP.

    If you've done all that let me know an I may try to install it on one of my PC's to see if it works for me. I may see something obviousas it's installing.

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