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Installation of Network JAWS

Overview:

SERVER INSTALLATION OF JAWS

1. Install the JAWS Server on the computer that you want to act as the JAWS server.

Click on "JAWS Network Setup", then choose if you want JAWS Server to run with or without speech. Without speech is recommended if you do not need speech to guide you through the JAWS Server installation setup.

JAWS Network Setup window with three radio buttons, JAWS Client Setup, JAWS Server Setup (With Speech), and  JAWS Server Setup (Without Speech).

2. Click “Next” when you get to the Welcome to JAWS for Widows screen. Then accept the license agreement.

3. Select “Advanced” under “Type of Installation”.

JAWS 4.51 Server Install window with two radio buttons: Guided and Advanced.

4. Pick the directory where you want to install the JAWS Server files. Keep in mind that this directory will be shared so that the clients can access it. The default directory where JAWS will be installed is C:\JAWSxxx, where the xxx stands for the version number of JAWS that you are installing. For example, in the diagram below, the default directory where JAWS is going to be installed is C:\JAWS451 because we are installing JAWS version 4.51.

JAWS 4.51 Server Install window with destination folder of where JAWS will be installed.

5. Select all the Speech Synthesizers and Braille Display components that you want to install. (It is recommended that you install all components so that any user can bring in a Braille display and be able to use JAWS.)

JAWS 4.51 Server Install window with list of Braile and Speech Devices to be installed.

6. Install the additional Eloquence Languages. (It is recommend that you install all Eloquence Languages.)

JAWS 4.51 Server Install window with additional Eloquence languages to be installed.

7. Pick the Program Folder that you want JAWS to appear in. (We kept it at the default location of JAWS451.)

8. Review what is going to be installed and then select “Next”.

9. Reboot the server.

SHARING JAWS SERVER DIRECTORY

1. In Windows Explorer, select the directory where you installed JAWS Server and right-click on it to show Properties of the directory. In the "Sharing" tab, select "Share this folder". Select “Permissions” and make sure that the client computer has full control permissions on the directory. (The default location where JAWS Server is installed is C:\JAWS451 and the default sharing permissions are “Everyone has Full Control Access”.) The permissions for this folder will be later changed to an appropriate level of access in the section titled, "Restricting Access to the JAWS Server."

JAWS451 directory sharing properties window.

INSTALLING THE NETWORK AUTHORIZATION KEY

Make sure to disable your virus protection program before this step.

1. Insert the JAWS authorization floppy disk key into the server.

2. Select the Start button and select Run.

3. In the Run window, type A:\netauth -t\\ ServerName \ ShareName -net
where ServerName is the name of the computer and ShareName is the name of the Shared Directory where JAWS Server is installed.

 Run window with JAWS netauth string in the Open textbox.

(For example, on the HTCTU network server of JAWS, the computer name is htctusb and the share folder is JAWS451 and the JAWS authorization key is located in the A: drive.)

4. A window will appear that will say “Operation completed successfully.” If this window does not appear, the authorization key was not installed. You need to check your settings and see if the disk has any keys left on it. Ensure that your virus checker is disabled. Once this is done, you cannot remove the key off of the server.

Dialogue window, stating "Operation completed successfully"

ADDING CLIENT COMPUTERS TO THE NETWORK JAWS ADMIN TOOL

1. Open the Network JAWS Admin tool.

2. Set the Administrator Password for the Network JAWS Admin tool.

3. Select the Stations tab and select “Add Device”.

JAWS Network Administrator window.

4. Add the computer name of the client on which you want to install JAWS Client.
(In the example below, the client name is HTCTRNPC6.)

JAWS Network Administrator window.

5. Select one of the Speech or Braille Devices that you want available on the computer that you are going to install JAWS Client on. If you want to add additional Speech or Braille Devices, repeat Steps 3 - 5. At the very minimum, make sure that one of the devices you install is Eloquence for JFW so that JAWS will have speech synthesis.

JAWS Network Administrator window.

6. Save your settings.

INSTALLING CLIENT VERSION OF JAWS

1. Insert the JAWS CD-ROM into the client computer that you want to install JAWS Client on.

2. Make sure that you have access to the server and directory where JAWS Server is located.

3. Select “JAWS Network Setup” and then select “JAWS Client Setup”.

 JAWS Network Setup window with three radio buttons JAWS Client Setup, JAWS Server Setup (With Speech) and JAWS Server Setup (Without Speech).

4. Click “Next” when you get to the Welcome to JAWS for Windows screen. Then accept the license agreement.

5. Select or type in the directory where JAWS Server is installed. (In the example below, the HTCTU JAWS Server is located on the computer named HTCTUSB in the shared directory JAWS451, so the Destination Folder is \\HTCTUSB\JAWS451.)

JAWS 4.51 Client Install window with Destination Folder of JAWS server directory.

6. Reboot the computer.

CREATING USER PROFILES

1. On the computer where JAWS Server is installed, open up the Network JAWS Admin tool.

2. Select “Add User”.

3. Fill in the User Name and Password fields. If the User Name is the same as the person's Windows login name and the password is either blank or the same as the Windows password, then the user's profile will automatically load when JAWS is started up on the client machine.

Add User window for the JAWS Network Administration tool.

4. Save changes to Network Settings.

RESTRICTING ACCESS TO JAWS SERVER

1. If necessary, you can add more security to JAWS Server. On the computer where you have installed JAWS Server, open the directory where JAWS Server is located.

2. Bring up the folder properties and select the Security tab. Freedom Scientific suggests that the Administrator Group, the Creator/Owner Group, and the System should all have full access. The Everyone Group should have either Read/Execute access, or alternately, each user can be given individual access rights. All of these permission should be inherited by subdirectories.

JAWS451 security properties window.

3. Make sure that authman.log, jfw.icf, jfw.rpt, start.log, and user.log have special permission so the Everyone group (or each individual user) has the special access permissions of read, write, and execute.