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How do I install RealEasy Appraisals?

Installing RealEasy Appraisals on a standalone computer is a simple operation that takes little preparation. Installing RealEasy Appraisals on a network takes slightly more prep work.

A standalone computer is any computer that will be running RealEasy Appraisals and storing all of its necessary files (the TRADATA folder) locally, i.e. on the C: drive. This would apply to you if you only have one computer running RealEasy Appraisals, or you have multiple computers running RealEasy Appraisals that do not share files between them.

A networked computer is any computer that will be running RealEasy Appraisals and storing all of its necessary files (the TRADATA folder) on another computer, and accessing them through a mapped network drive.

 

To Install RealEasy Appraisals On A Standalone Computer
1. Download the installation file, available at www.wca-inc.com/downloads. Save it to your desktop.
2. Run the installation file.
3. During the installation, we recommend you use the default settings. Simply click Next when prompted, and Finish when the install completes.
4. Register RealEasy Appraisals. Click here for instructions on registering.
5. Install other software, such as Apex or Photograph-It Plus.

 

To Install RealEasy Appraisals On A Networked Computer
1. You will need to decide which computer on your network will act as the server. The server is the computer which stores all of your shared information, including your registration, digital signature(s), report files, custom skeletons, common responses, and Neighborhood, Lender, and Wincomp databases if you use them. The computers which use RealEasy Appraisals and access the files via a mapped network drive are called clients.
2. On the server, share out your C: drive. Click here for specific instructions.
3. Make a note of your server's name.

To Find Your Server's Name
a. On the server desktop, hold down the Windows Logo key and tap "R".
b. Type in "cmd" without the quotes then hit "Enter".
c. In the window that appears, type "hostname" without the quotes then hit "Enter".
d. Your server's name will be printed out on the next line. Write it down or memorize it, then close the window.

4. On each client, set up a mapped network drive pointing at the server's C: drive. Click here for specific instructions.
5. Download the installer, available at www.wca-inc.com/downloads. Save it to the desktop of each client and server.
6. Install RealEasy Appraisals on each client. You can run the install on more than one client at a time.

a. Run the installer.
b. Click Next when prompted until you see a screen detailing installation directories and installation types.
c. Change the data directory from the default "C:TRADATA" to "Z:TRADATA", substituting the network drive letter you selected in step 4 for "Z". Click Next when prompted, and Finish when the install completes.

7. Install RealEasy Appraisals on the server. This must be done last, and all client installs must be complete.

a. Run the installation file.
b. Click Next when prompted, and Finish when the install completes. Do not make any changes to the default installation options.

8. Register RealEasy Appraisals. Click here for instructions on registering.
9. Install any other licensed software, such as Apex Medina.

See Also

How do I register RealEasy Appraisals?

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Last Updated
June 18, 2015

  

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