This article will walk you through how to install Auction Master onto a new PC. So long as you know the connection protocols, this process is fairly easy, and typically, all files you will need are included in the shared network drive when the software was first deployed to your site. 

Required Files

If your IT has already completed a server drive share on the PC you are required to install Auction Master, the process should be as simple as navigating to that network path through a file explorer and running the following files. This will need to be completed while logged into the workstation as a Windows Administrator. 

  1. Right click on the "ODBC.exe" file and click Run As Administrator. This will open the file in the background, installing some necessary components required for the Auction Master Installer.
  2. Run the "vcredist_x86.exe" file. This will install Windows components required by the Auction Master Installer.
  3. Run the "AuctionMasterSQL.msi" file.
  4. Keep the "<filename>.xml" handy, as this will need to be imported into the installation portion of the process. This file contains the connection information for your server. 

Importing the XML

When you first open Auction Master after installation, you will see a screen, similar to the screenshot above. If you have installed the pre-requisite files, you will be able to select the "MySQL ODBC 5.3 ANSI Driver" in the "SQL Driver" dropdown. Select this, and click Import. 

Navigate to the location of your auction's XML file, and select it. It should then prefill the SQL Server Address, Database Description, User Name, Password, Port, and Option fields. Click LookUp and the "SQL Database Name" dropdown should become selectable. If it does not, the connection information is incorrect.

If it does, use the dropdown to select "wtgaccounts". This will register the workstation to the central database, giving it permission to connect to your system and adopt your system's default connections. Once done, click OK. 

Login with your system's administrative Username and Password and allow the program to begin adopting your system's latest version update.