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How Do I Install Merchant Local Server?

Basic

1

Run MerchantLocalServer.exe on the required computer. It only needs to be run on one computer in the network. By default, a link to the program will be added to the desktop, start menu and start up group. This will allow the program to be started each time the user logs in.

2

For a till to check for the local server, it needs the Check For Local Server flag ticked on in Till.

3

When the POS starts, it will look for the MLS. If it can't find it, it will display a warning message to the user. This will give the user the opportunity to make sure MLS is running. If its not, it can be started and POS will retry the connection. If a connection cannot be made, the user can either exit POS or continue but without the ability to look up tables, hold transactions, and so on.

Advanced Options

1

If you don't want MLS to add start up links, add the following setting BEFORE running MLS for the first time:

[MLS]

AutoStartup=F

2

You can monitor MLS just like a POS. This gives the ability to see whether it is running properly and to be able to restart it if required.

a

Use Till and create a definition for the MLS. Set the POS Type to 'Merchant Local Server'.

b

Edit the DYNAMIC.INI and add the following section:

[MLS]

TillID=99            (This is the till number.)

TillCode=TILL99     (This is the till code. You must add both entries.)

3

A POS will find the Merchant Local Server by 'discovery'. It will check over the network looking for any MLS that is running. If you want, you can make it look to a specific address. Add the following to DYNAMIC.INI:

[MLS]

Address=127.0.0.1    (This is the actual address of the computer on which the MLS is running.)

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