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How to install and configure Cafesuite client software on the workstations

I created this tutorial because someone message me, asking how to configure and install the cafesuite client ?. This is the proper way to install it on workstation.. You need to setup and configure or make your own client installer first.

 What should I do to configure client software?

Configuring client program should normally be done before installing it on client PCs.

First please go to main settings (menu Program/Options) and on Main/Connection page select correct server address. This should either be a main computer hostname or a fixed IP from local network.
TIPS: Make your server LAN STATIC ,para maiwasan yung pag change ng IP ng server.

Then use the Client setup command from the Program menu in CafeStation to open client software configuration window.
  1.         Make sure that the server address is correct - otherwise just click Update from server connection settings.
  2.         Set password which will protect client software from unauthorized uninstallation. Click the Set password to protect client software button to enter it. You'll be asked for this password when trying to uninstall client software from the workstation.
  3.         If you don't set the password, you'll be asked to do it after you press OK to save client configuration.
  4.         If you are going to use workstation lock, you should configure it on the Workstation lock page and the Lock look page. Check also all remaining pages and set relevant options for your cafe. You can read description of most settings by pressing F1 key.
  5.         Click the OK button to save client program configuration. Client configuration is saved in the Client directory in the application data folder (you can find a shortcut to Client folder in CafeSuite Start menu group). We recommend sharing this folder over network (read only) to make installation easier and quicker. The recent versions of CafeSuite can automatically share this folder for you.

NOTE: Recent versions of CafeSuite offer possibility of saving separate client configuration for each workstation group. You can select configuration template from the liston the bottom of the client setup window and use disk icon next to it to save configuration template. Configuration templates with name corresponding to workstation group define settings for all computers belonging to this group.

How to install client software on the workstations?

Remember to configure client software before installing it on the workstations. See topic: What should I do to configure client software?

Installing client software, after it's configured, is very easy:


  1.         Log onto the client workstation as user with administrative access rights to the system (so that it is possible to install the software in the system).
  2.         Execute CafeAgentSetup.exe program from the shared CafeSuite\Client folder from the server PC or from where this folder was copied to (e.g. pendrive). Using network share is recommended for quickest installation, but it requires sharing files to be allowed on your network. In order to locate shared Client folder you should browse to the My computers/Network neighbourhood, open main PC, open Client folder and double click on CafeAgentSetup.exe. Please note that your Windows might not show file extensions - in this case just doubleclick on file named CafeAgentSetup.
  3.         It might be necessary to restart computer to install driver for disk restrictions. The program will ask you whether to restart now.
  4.         After installation computer will normally display lock screen with login window (if enabled) and show CafeAgent hourglass icon in the system tray.
  5.         Once CafeAgent is running on client PC, it automatically tries to connect to CafeStation running on the server PC (using the server address provided in client setup). CafeStation should ask you to confirm adding new workstation to the list (or add it automatically).
  6.         Please repeat this procedure for each of your client computers.

Important: Do not install client software on the main computer used by operators! siyempre server yun hahaha!

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