Sometimes our users need to set MediaShout up on a network to share files and access a universal database.
Here is where these folders are installed by default:
XP: Start > My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > All Users (Older versions: Start > My Computer > C:)
Vista: Start > My Computer > C: > Users > Public
Windows 7: Start > My Computer > C: > Users > Public
The easiest way to install MediaShout in a network environment is to install the software on the local PC using defaults during the installation process, then copy the multimedia (My Shout folder) to a mapped network drive. To do this, follow the instructions below:
- Map the network folder onto each local computer. We recommend mapping the folder to the same drive letter for each computer on your network. If you are unsure how to map a drive, check with your network system or computer administrator.
- Copy the master My Shout folder to your newly mapped drive. (Ex: If moving to network drive H, it should be copied to H: > My Shout.) NOTE: If you have multiple copies of the song database, only one can be the "master" database. All other songs will need to be imported into the "master" copy after this process is complete.
- Open MediaShout and go to Tools > Settings and change the location of the My Shout folder to the one on the network. Once you click the Browse button you will get the following window:
If your network location is not listed, click the Browse button and navigate to the new location. Once your location is listed, click the Select button.
If the new My Shout folder is missing necessary files as shown above for the C:\My Shout location, please do not use it, as it will cause errors. Please call our support team for assistance.
If the end users on each local computer log in using a limited user account, you will also need to make sure the administrator gives the appropriate permissions for the My Shout folder so that files can be accessed. You will need to give FULL Control permissions to the My Shout folder on the network to any MediaShout users. If part of a domain, we generally recommend setting up a group for all MediaShout users and assigning permissions to that group of users.