Vista and stand-alone installation of AyaNova v3


#1

NOTE: the following refers to AyaNova version 3 - not AyaNova 4

NOTE: if Vista’s UAC (user access control) is turned on, each Vista user ends up using their own “virutal” copy of the AyaNova database if AyaNova is installed in the default stand-alone installation (where AyaNova is installed to the C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova 3 folder

For example:

  • let’s say that a company has one Vista computer that is shared amoung two people - Bob and Allen.

  • Bob has his own Vista login username and so does Allen

  • Bob has logged into the Vista computer and installed AyaNova in the default stand-alone installation to C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova 3 folder (AYANOVA.FDB database is also installed to this directory).

  • When Bob runs the stand-alone AyaNova program, Vista actually creates a “virtual” copy of the AyaNova database from the C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova 3 folderinto Computer/Users/Bob/appdata/local/virtualstore/program files/ground zero tech-works inc/ayanova3

  • Now if Bob logs off the Vista computer, and Allen logs in and runs the stand-alone AyaNova program, Vista now actually creates a “virtual” copy of the AyaNova database from the C:\Program Files\Ground Zero Tech-Works Inc\AyaNova 3 folderinto Computer/Users/Allen/appdata/local/virtualstore/program files/ground zero tech-works inc/ayanova3

The result that both users have their own “virtual” copy of the database - and are not entering data into the same database.

This does not occur if Vista users are accessing a networked AyaNova database, or an AyaNova database file that is not located in the Program Files folders


#2

Note that AyaNova version 4now installs the database to %AllUsersProfile%\AyaNovaData folder so the above issue won’t occur.