(The following information applies to Microsoft Windows (2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7) based computers)

How to run Newtin Applications on your computer

How to run Newtin applications on your computer

Newtin applications require the .NET framework v1.1.  To determine if you have it already, and how to get it, visit the Microsoft website's page How To Get The .NET Framework 1.1

Newtin applications can either [1] be run directly from a web page, after the necessary security settings have been set, or [2] you can download and install the programs to your local machine which does not require any security settings to be set.  Instructions for each method follow.

Setup Option [1] : In order to run the applications directly from the web page, this web site must be set as a trusted site in Internet Explorer.  For more information on how to set up Internet Explorer and .NET Security, see Newtin Internet Explorer Setup.

Setup Option [2] : Alternatively, you can download and install the programs to your local computer and run them directly.  With this method there are no changes required to Internet Explorer or the default .NET security settings.  The only difference is that you will be prompted for your username and password when starting each and every program.  Once installed on your local computer, the Newtin applications will detect new versions and will update themselves automatically through the built-in Live Update process.  To download a program right click on the web link for the software and select "Save Target As...", make sure that you add the file extension ".exe" and save it to a folder (or new folder) of your choice.  The first time you start the program you will be prompted for the "Path to Application Server", enter http://newtin.vups.org/newtinwebWhen prompted for "Port for application server", enter 80.  You will then be prompted for your account and password and you can then proceed to log in and use the Newtin system.
 


Newtin Internet Explorer Setup
(for running directly from a web page)

Newtin, run through Internet Explorer, requires communication with the server on port 80 (HTTP).  By default, Internet Explorer will sandbox all applications and limit their functionality.  To allow the Newtin to run, you must setup Internet Explorer to trust the host web site.  To do this, follow these steps.

I : Setup Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  3. Click the "Security" tab.
  4. Click the "Trusted sites" Icon.
  5. Find in the lower portion of the dialog the area for "Security level for this zone".
  6. Verify that the level is set to "Low".  If necessary, click the 'Custom Level' button and at the bottom of the dialog displayed, select "Low" and click the "Reset" button.
  7. Click the "Sites" button to open the trusted sites list.
  8. If checked, uncheck the "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone" option.
  9. In the "Add this Web site to this zone:" field, enter the host server: http://newtina.vups.org
    Click the "Add" button to add the site to the Web sites list.
  10. In the "Add this Web site to this zone:" field, enter the host server: http://newtinb.vups.org
    Click the "Add" button to add the site to the Web sites list.
  11. Click OK to dismiss the Trusted Sites dialog
  12. Click OK to dismiss the Internet Options dialog

II : Setup .NET Security Settings

Microsoft's shortcut to the .NET Security Wizard application is not updated when installing the .NET 1.1 Framework after having installed the .NET v1.0 Framework.  The best way to launch the .NET 1.1 Security Wizard application is to run it directly.

  1. Find the Microsoft .NET Configuration Wizards Application.  You must run the ConfigWizards.exe located in the .NET v1.1 Framework directory.  Changes to any .NET v1.0 installation will not affect the WebTMS permissions, as WebTMS will only use the .NET v1.1 Framework.
    Under Windows NT/2000/XP it should be in C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\ConfigWizards.exe
    Under Windows 98/Me it should be in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\ConfigWizards.exe
  2. Once you have launched the ConfigWizards.exe program, click the Adjust .NET Security icon.
  3. Select either "Make changes to this computer" or "Make changes for the current user only", it is your preference.
  4. Click the "Next" button to continue.
  5. Click the "Trusted Sites" icon.
  6. Move the slider to the top towards the label "Full Trust"
  7. Click the "Next" button to continue.
  8. Verify the settings summary and click the "Finish" button to finish.
  9. Close the ConfigWizards.exe program


If the program does not run check the following

- The saved program is located in "C:\Newtin". Due to security restrictions in Windows, running the program from other locations may not work. Also be sure that you have read/write privileges to this folder.

- The saved file ends with ".exe". Again, for security reasons, Windows may strip the ".exe" from the name when doing "Save Target As" and you will need to add the ".exe" back in.

- The information you entered for the application server path and port are correct. These will be located in the folder where you saved the program in a file that ends with ".ini". This is a text file that you can view/edit by clicking on it or you can just delete the ".ini" file then start the program again and re-enter the information as per step 3 in the above installation section.

- The timezone and time are set correctly. If the timezone or time is incorrect you may not be able to run the software. Also, be sure that your date/time format is set to the Windows default of "MM/dd/yy" and "h:mm:ss tt".

- The connection to the internet is not blocked. Some users are located behind firewalls that limit connectivity to the internet. The firewall can do this by blocking connections to certain locations/ports or by filtering data content. In either case you may need to change firewall/security settings on the local computer or at the local network firewall to allow the program to communicate.

- The account and password are correct. Account names are not case sensitive but Passwords are case sensitive.

Notes

- Newtin software will run on Microsoft Windows machines that have version 1.1 or later of .Net installed. If you have Windows 7 or Vista then you are all set. If you have Windows 2000/XP and have been doing Windows Updates then you should be all set. It is very rare today for a Windows computer to not have at least version 1.1 of .Net installed. If you do not have .Net installed please visit "http://www.microsoft.com/net/" for more information on how to obtain it.

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- Command Line Using CASPOL ...... You can use this if your IT restricts versions of .NET...I had to look this up for my machine, here are the directions:

One note on this, if the user has Vista or Windows 7, you still must go to the v2.0.50727 directory in order to use caspol, even though you will find v3.0 and possibly v3.5 directories. Also on 64 bit platforms, you will also find that there is a Framework64 directory, this is the path you need to use for this purpose, rather than the Framework directory.

Granting .Net�2.0 trust to a specific web server with the caspol.exe command-line utility

�Caspol.exe is a command-line code access security policy tool that is installed with the .Net framework. Caspol.exe is located at:

�%SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\caspol.exe

�Where 2.0.50727 is the version number of the .Net framework installed on the client machine that IE is using to load the control. (2.0.50727 is the version number of the commercial release of the 2.0 .Net framework.)

Run the following commands to establish .Net framework trust for our web servers, this will need to be done in the command line and you should already be in the directory where caspol is located.

��� caspol -machine -addgroup 1 -url http://newtin.vups.org/* FullTrust -name http://newtin.vups.org

��� caspol -machine -addgroup 1 -url http://newtina.vups.org/* FullTrust -name http://newtina.vups.org

��� caspol -machine -addgroup 1 -url http://newtinb.vups.org/* FullTrust -name http://newtinb.vups.org

�To view existing trust group settings set up on the local client machine, use:

�caspol -lg

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