Installing the NFSMI FUNDamentals Software


Please read this document before installing the NFSMI FUNDamentals software. It may be desirable to provide this web page, or a link to it, to your Information Technology staff for review. If you have not registered with Visual Solutions, please click here and provide the information requested. This step must be completed in order to provide you with your district's registration code.

If you have not downloaded the NFSMI FUNDamentals Installation already, you may click this link.

Verify Hardware Requirements

Before installing the NFSMI FUNDamentals software, please verify that the target computer system meets the following requirements:

Determine an Installation Type

The NFSMI FUNDamentals software may be installed as a single-user application or as a multi-user application. Please refer to the appropriate section for installation instructions.

Determine an Appropriate Database Environment

If your district can be described by one of the following statements,

then you are highly recommended to upgrade to our SQL Server version. Please see the Microsoft Hardware Requirements for details. Due to the technical needs and coordination with IT associated with SQL Server, this option requires a support contract. Visual Solutions will convert your Access database after the NFSMI FUNDamentals Setup Wizard has been completed and provide a SQL database backup file. SQL Server 2008 or newer (including Express versions) environments are supported. The switch to a SQL database can be automated with the presence of an encrypted connection file for existing application users.


Installing NFSMI FUNDamentals for a Single User


Installing NFSMI FUNDamentals for Multiple Users

The remainder of this document applies to Multi-User Installations only. (excluding Remote Server Connections)

Multi-User Environment Requirements

Multi-User Environment Tips

Performing a Multi-User Installation

These instructions may be divided into two sections: Initial Installation, and Secondary Installation. It is common practice to run the installer from a common network location, meaning, a network drive or folder accessible from all intended workstations.

Initial or First Workstation Installation

Secondary Users Workstation Installation