The Chintaro Installation Guide (Access Version) is designed to provide step by step instructions for installation of the Chintaro application at your Organisation. This solution contains the following: 

1. Requirements for Chintaro

2. Installation Instructions, including how to download Chintaro, installing the database on the Shared Drive, installing the Chintaro Client on a PC and Microsoft Access Trust Center and Trusted Location settings

3. Getting started with Chintaro, including updating System Preferences

1. Requirements for Chintaro

Running Multiple Users

Most Chintaro installations will consist of a database on a shared drive, with one or more Client PCs connected to it.

Running a Single User

You may install both the Data database and the Client database on a single PC. In this case, where the drive refers to \\Servername\Chintaro\Data, substitute with c:\Chintaro\Data.

Microsoft Access

Chintaro requires Microsoft Access 2007 or greater to be installed on each Client PC. If these versions of Access are not installed on your Client PCs, you can use the Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Version which is provided free of charge from Microsoft. To download the Microsoft Access Runtime Version, click here.

2. Installation Instructions

Downloading Chintaro

MDB Consulting will provide you with Dropbox links to your Chintaro database files in a zip file, and the Chintaro Client (Chintaro.mdb file) in a separate zip file. Save the zip files to an appropriate location on your network.

Installing the Database on the Shared Drive

1. Create a shared folder on your Server with a name, such as \\Servername\CHINTARO or z:\CHINTARO.

NOTE: The mapped drive can be any letter.

2. In the zip file that you have downloaded, there is a folder named "Data". Copy this folder to your Shared Drive to create \\Servername\CHINTARO\Data.

NOTE: Ensure that all users have read and write permissions to this folder.

3. The contents of the data folder will appear as below:

4. The Chintaro database is now installed on the Shared Drive.

Installing the Chintaro Client on a PC

The Chintaro Client (Chintaro.mdb) needs to be installed on the Local Drive (usually C:\) of each PC that will be used to run Chintaro. 

1. Create a folder named Chintaro on your C:\ Drive (C:\CHINTARO).

2. Copy the following files into the C:\CHINTARO folder:

3. Right click the Shortcut File and choose Properties. You will see the following pop up:


4. Ensure that the Target field says “C:\CHINTARO\chintaro.mdb /wrkgrp "Z:\chintaro\data\rhp.mdw", where Z: is the designated letter of your shared drive (where you installed the Database files earlier).

5. Confirm the shortcut is using the Chintaro icon here, by choosing the Change Icon button and navigating to the C:\CHINTARO\CHINTARO.ico file.

6. You can now copy the Shortcut File to your desktop (by right-clicking on the Shortcut File, selecting ‘Copy’, then going to your desktop, right-clicking and selecting "Paste").

Trust Center Settings

Before running Chintaro, the Microsoft Access Trust Center Settings on each PC have to be adjusted in order to allow Chintaro to run properly.

NOTE: If you are using Access Runtime, you do not need to change the Trust Center Settings.

1. Open Microsoft Access

2. Select "Open Other Files"

3. Select "Options" from the menu on the left-hand side:

4. Select "Trust Center" at the bottom of the left-hand menu on the "Options" page. Then select "Trust Center Settings" on the right-hand side of the pop-up.

5. Select "Macro Settings" from the left-hand menu on the "Trust Center" page.

6. Select "Enable all macros (not recommended; potentially dangerous code can run)". Click "OK".

Trusted Locations

After you have adjusted the Trust Center Settings in Microsoft Access, you will also need to turn on Trusted Locations and set the Chintaro Data folder and the local Chintaro folder as Trusted Locations.

1. From the Microsoft Access Options page, select "Trust Center" at the bottom of the left-hand menu on the "Options" page. Then select "Trust Center Settings" on the right-hand side of the pop-up.

2. Select Trusted Locations from the menu on the left, and then tick the "Allow Trusted Locations on my network" box.

3. Then, click the Add New Location button, and add the Chintaro Data folder and the local Chintaro folder.

4. Once the folders have been added, click OK and close Microsoft Access.

3. Getting Started with Chintaro
To start Chintaro, simply double-click on the house shortcut on your desktop.

If you have set up the system correctly, you will see the following logon prompt:

If you are the first person to use Chintaro, you can use the username of sa with a password of sa (without the italics, of course!).

You have now logged in as the System Administrator, which means that you will be required to set up each user with a unique login name and change the System Administrator password.

NOTE: All usernames and passwords are case sensitive so be sure that you don’t have "Caps Lock" on or you may receive an error.

You will now see the Chintaro Home Screen:

Updating System Preferences

This section will guide you through the process of updating the system preferences associated with changing your Organisation’s details, but the same instructions can be used to update other system preferences as well.

1. From the Chintaro Home Screen, single left click on "System Maintenance".

2. From the System Maintenance Menu, single click on "Preferences", and the following screen will appear:

NOTE: As you click your cursor in any field, you will get a clue as to what effect this has on the behaviour of the system.

3. Enter the following information in the appropriate field:

NOTE: The State/Country field is very important – this field will determine how some screens look and which screens you have available.


4. Press the "Home" button to go back to the Home Screen.