The following information is to assist with sharing files on Windows-based PC's and mapping local drive letters to those shared network files. Please contact customer support or firstname.lastname@example.org should you require assistance.
- Sharing PC: Any Windows-based personal computer, laptop, or server that hosts shared network directories. The directories, subdirectories and files actually exists on a Sharing PC as they are written to its hard drive. The Network Sharing application can be run on this PC to create a new shared folder.
- Client PC: Any Windows-based personal computer or laptop that accesses shared network directories via UNC Path (\\servername\sharename\directory) or mapped drive letter (e.g. M:\, T:\, or S:\ drive letters). The Map Network Drive application can be run on this PC to map a local drive letter.
Drive Mapping Tool
The Drive Mapping Tool automates the steps of sharing a network directory and mapping a network drive.
This application runs Local Administrator privileges, creates a shared network directory and a local user account, granting permission to access the shared directory. Use the following Network Sharing tool on the PC within your practice that is a Sharing PC.
- Launch RevIntegrator for Imaging from the Start Menu > RevolutionEHR > RevIntegrator for Imaging > Network Sharing, or if RevIntegrator for Imaging is already open > File menu > Tools > Network Sharing.
- Select "Network Sharing".
- The Microsoft Windows User Account Control (UAC) dialog box displays - click 'Yes' to allow it to make changes to the computer.
- The Sharing Network Directory modal displays. Within the Sharing a Directory" tab, create a new user account and shared network directory by completing the following fields: User name, Password, Shared Directory, Share Name, and Share Description.
- Make sure to note these credentials as they are used later.
- The new Windows User Account grants Full Control of all files (i.e. Read, Write, Rename, and Delete files).
- Click 'Create.'
- Click 'Broadcast.' This allows any other Client PC's on the network to access the shared directory.
Technical Note: Within Network Sharing > Sharing Network Directory > Settings tab > the Broadcast Port number and time interval can be updated. The Shared Network Directory uses UDP broadcast packets to communicate information about the new Shared Network Directory over the default port of: 12840.
Map Network Drive
With the Sharing Network Directory application still running and broadcasting new shared information you can map a drive letter to share this network directory on other Client PC's within the practice. The Map Network Drive tool listens for a broadcast of shared network directories and maps to a local drive letter, (e.g M:\drive to network share\\servername\sharename).
- On a new Client PC (not the Sharing PC) make sure RevIntegrator for Imaging has been installed.
- Launch RevIntegrator for Imaging.
- Access File > Tools > Map Network Drive.
- The Map Network Drive modal displays.
- From within the Settings tab click 'Listen.'
- The "Choose a Drive Letter" modal displays. Click 'OK,' to close this modal and display the previous Map Network Drive modal.
- Within the Settings tab from the Map to Drive field, select from the available list of drive letters. The UNC Path and Network Username already displays. Complete the Network Password field using the password created in the Sharing Network Directory in the section above.
- Click 'Map Drive.'
- The Windows Security modal displays. Enter the password again that was used when creating the Sharing Network Directory in the section above. Click the checkbox by "Remember my credentials."
- Click 'OK.'
- This completes the use of the Map Network Drive application on this PC and the Map Network Drive process should be repeated on all Client PC's within the practice that will use the new shared network directory.
- Return to the Sharing PC within your practice. Launch RevIntegrator for Imaging and access > File > Tools > Networking Sharing > within the Sharing Network modal > Sharing a Directory tab > click 'Stop Broadcast.'
- Click ' Exit' to stop the network broadcast and close the application.