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Installing Barcode software on the host computer and on the handheld device

Barcode Solution

Barcode Manager enables communication between the barcode handheld application and Notification Server. You install Barcode Manager on the computers that become hosts for barcode scanning devices.

The following components must be installed on the host computers on which you plan to install Barcode Manager:

  • Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 (on Windows XP computers) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 Driver for Windows Vista (on Windows 7 computers)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 for Windows Desktop

    For a 32-bit Windows operating system, you must install only the 32-bit version of the SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2. For a 64-bit Windows operating system, you must first install the 32-bit version of SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2, and then install the 64-bit version of SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 on the host computer. This ensures that both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 are installed on the host computer.

    Barcode Solution supports only the SQL Server Compact version 3.5 SP2. Barcode Solution does not support any earlier or later versions of the SQL Server Compact application.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or greater

After you install Barcode Manager on the host computer, you use the host computer to deploy Barcoder on the handheld devices. Barcoder is a program that helps you scan, collect, and enter data. Note that Barcode Solution does not upgrade the previous version of Barcoder on the barcode device. You must uninstall the previous versions of Barcoder manually.

After you install the Barcode software, the handheld devices can communicate with Notification Server whenever they are connected to the host computers.

This task is a step in the process for setting up the Barcode Solution environment.

See Setting up the Barcode Solution environment

To install Barcode software on the host computer and on the handheld device

  1. On the host computer, do the following:

    • Make sure that you are logged in with a user account that has the local administrator rights.

    • Close all Windows applications that are running.

    • Make sure that the Notification Server computer is added to the trusted sites list in Internet Explorer.

      For more information on how to add Notification Server as a trusted site on a computer, see the Configuring Notification Server to use HTTPS topic in the SymantecTM IT Management Suite 7.5 SP1 powered by AltirisTM technology Installation and Upgrade Guide at http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6847.

      You might encounter a few errors if Notification Server does not get added as a trusted site in the Internet Explorer of the computer. For example, Notification Server can be listed as trusted site, but the Internet Explorer can prompt you to turn on the intranet settings. On confirmation, the intranet settings predominates the trusted sites list and settings and causes bcax.ocx errors.

    • Open the Symantec Management Console and log in using an account that has access to the Barcode Solution home page.

  2. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Barcode.

  3. On the Barcode Solution home page, in the Quick Links Web Part, click Install Barcode Manager. Follow the prompts to completely install Barcode Manager.

    On the Select Installation Type page, select Complete, and click Next.

    After the installation is completed, the Barcode Solution home page is displayed.

  4. On the Barcode Solution home page, in the Quick Links Web Part, click the Install / Launch Barcoder on device. Follow the prompts to install Barcoder on the device.

    The handheld device must be cradled to the host computer before you click the link.

  5. After the installation is completed, you can initialize the handheld device. Align the screen, set the time, and create a Device ID and Owner ID.

    For more information on setting up mobile device emulators, see the following MSDN article:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee535525.aspx