Install Guide

You can get Virtual Crib up and running in about 15 minutes or less as long you follow these steps. vCrib uses the following programs/components. Click one of the below to quick jump to the installation directions for that particular part:

vCrib requires Windows Media Player 11

Initial Information

Installing MySQL Application

1. First navigate to the MySQL Download page:

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2. Scroll down and click on Windows downloads:

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3. Click 'Pick a Mirror' next to Windows Essentials:

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4. Scroll down below boxes and click 'No thanks, take me to downloads!':

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5. Select 'HTTP' next to one of the mirrors to download the actual file:

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6. Save the file to a location. Once it is done downloading, click 'Open':

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7. On the initial screen, click Next:

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8. Click Next on the following screen:

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9. Click Install on the following screen:

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10. Click Next on the splash screen:

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11. Click Next on the following screen:

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12. Click Finish, make sure Configure Now is selected:

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13. Click Next on the following screen:

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14. Select Standard Configuration, select Next:

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15. Click Next on the following screen:

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16. Enter in the root password that you want, click Next:

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17. Click Execute on the following screen:

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At this point you have installed MySQL!

Installing ODBC Connectors

1. First navigate to the ODBC Connectors Download page:

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2. Click on 'Windows' download midway down the page:

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3. Click 'Download' next to Windows MSI Installer:

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4. Click on 'Save' to save it to your hard drive:

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5. Click 'Open' to run the file:

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6. Click 'Next' on the initial installation screen:

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7. Click 'Next' on the following screen:

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8. Click 'Install':

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9. Click 'Finish' on the following screen:

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At this point you have downloaded and installed the ODBC Connectors!

Installing GUI Tools

1. First navigate to the GUI Tools Download page:

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2. Scroll down to 'Windows Downloads' and click 'Pick a Mirror':

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3. Scroll down below boxes and click 'No thanks, take me to downloads!':

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4. Select 'HTTP' next to one of the listed mirrors to download the file:

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5. Click 'Save' to save the file to your hard drive: (Click 'Open' once the download completes)

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6. Click 'Next' on the initial installation screen:

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7. Accept and click 'Next' on the following screen:

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8. Click 'Next' on the following screen:

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9. Click 'Next' on the following screen:

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10. Click 'Install' on the next screen:

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11. Click 'Next' on the following screen:

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12. Click 'Next' again:

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13. Click 'Finish' on the last screen:

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You have now completed installing the GUI Tools!

Installing Virtual Crib software

1. First access the virtualcrib.com website:

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2. Click on the Downloads link:

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3. Click on the download link:

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4. Click 'Save' to save the file to your hard drive:

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5. Click 'Open' once the download is completed to run the install:

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Did you get an error after clicking 'Open'? Check out this if so

6. Click 'Next' on the initial screen:

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7. Accept the terms and click 'Next':

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8. Click 'Next' on this screen:

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9. Confirm the install and click 'Next':

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If you receive an error, please see this

10. Click 'Close' on the final screen to complete the install:

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11. You now need to edit the vcrib initialization file. Click on Start->All Programs->My Computer (Windows XP):

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12. Navigate to the vCrib location. Start by clicking on the C drive:

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13. Click on 'Program Files':

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14. Click on the 'vCrib' folder:

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15. Right click on the vcrib.ini file and select 'Open with…':

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16. Select Notepad and click 'Open':

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17. This is the initialization file. You need to update a few fields to match your specific setup:

NOTE: You do not need to edit PATH. This is no longer used

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18. Update the file:vcribinstall59.jpg

19. One other note about vCrib. You need to have Windows Media Player 11 installed:

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At this point all you have left to install is the vCrib database!

Installing the vCrib database

1. Open the MySQL GUI tool. Click on Start->All Programs->MySQL->MySQL Administrator:

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2. Enter 'root' for the username, and the password you entered when you installed MySQL:

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3. Once in the tool, click 'Restore' on the left panel:

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4. Now click 'Open Backup File' on the bottom right side of the screen:

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5. Navigate to the location of the vCrib database file. Usually this is located in C:\Program Files\vCrib\. Double click on the database file:

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6. The file to restore box should now show the file in it:

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7. Now click 'Start Restore' on the bottom right of the screen:

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8. You will see the below screen once the database has completed the restore. Click 'Close':

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9. Now click 'User Administration' on the left side of the screen:

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10. Enter in the user name and password that you have listed in your vcrib.ini file:

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11. Click on the 'Schema Privileges' tab:

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12. Select the database on the left 'archon\_dbo', and click the two left arrows button:

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13. You should now see this:

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14. The final step is to click 'Apply Changes' on the bottom right. This saves your changes and makes the permanent:

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You have successfully set up the vCrib database!

Installing Supporting applications

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