Installation Instructions 

For those of you who are already running Chintaro.

First, you will need to download the latest Chintaro version from one of these links:

Access Users

Chintaro 2018.11.12 (12 November 2018) suitable for 32 bit or 64 bit using Access databases.

Note! The version numbering has changed to reflect the date of release.

SQL Users: Have you moved to Chintaro SQLx? If not, or you are unsure, please look at this link before downloading the following patch.

Note: the following link is only for SQLX users:

ChintaroSQLX 2018.11.12 (12 November 2018) suitable for 32 bit or 64 bit using SQL Server databases (click on the following solution for instructions for How to install Chintaro SQL Patches).

NOTE: Before you begin the update, make sure all users are completely logged out of the system.  If there is anyone else logged in, the update will not work, and you will get error messages after you have updated. You can check if anyone is logged on by using the Current Users option on the System Maintenance menu. Don’t worry about any mdbdeveloper users, but all other users should be logged out.

MSAccess Version: Installing the CHINTARO Client on a PC (or virtual desktop) 

The file you just downloaded is a zip file containing a file called Chintaro.mdb. 

The Chintaro client (Chintaro.mdb) will usually be installed on the local drive (usually C:\) of each PC that will be used to run Chintaro.

Once you have downloaded Chintaro.mdb from the website, you should copy it to the location of your existing version. This is often C:\Chintaro but may not be. You can check the location by looking at the properties of the shortcut you usually use to launch Chintaro.

Do this by right-clicking on the shortcut icon and choosing properties. You will see the following screen:  

The location of the Client file in this example is “C:\CHINTARO\chintaro.mdb”

If you are using a remote desktop environment, it is important that each user has their own instance of Chintaro.mdb running. Usually, this is installed under the \Users\Folder structure, making use of the Username% parameter.

You can also make sure the shortcut is using the Chintaro icon here, by choosing the Change Icon button and navigating to the C:\CHINTARO\CHINTARO.ico file.

Launching the new version of Chintaro 

Log in to Chintaro by double-clicking the shortcut file using your normal login details. You will see the following login dialogue box:

The first time you log into the new version of Chintaro, there will be a noticeable delay before the system starts. This is due to Chintaro making changes to the database, and shouldn’t take more than a few extra seconds. If this takes a long time, it will be due to another user being logged in. If you can get them to log out, it will speed up the process.

Once the system opens, check that Chintaro is now the latest version (under the Logo on the home page).

You should now close Chintaro and copy the file you just updated around to any other user’s PCs. You must use the copy you installed and updated (from the c:\chintaro\ folder) rather than the one you downloaded.

Installing the chintaro.mdb file on other PCs 

Once you have set-up the first client PC, simply copy the chintaro.mdb file onto any other PC that uses Chintaro.

You can use a memory stick or copy it via your Shared Drive.