Selecting TQ Server for Installation

    The TQ Server component maintains the centralised database of student details and results.

    Normally, only one machine at a site will have the TQ Server component installed and running.

    In a standalone installation is being done, the TQ Server component is automatically set up correctly and will only run when the TQ Client program (or TQ Admin program) is being used.

    The remainder of this page deals with the case where a network installation is being done.

    The TQ server component runs in background mode and should be installed in such a way that the component is automatically started and stopped by the machine's operating system when the machine is rebooted and shutdown.

    As the full installation of TQ Server involves modifying system startup scripts, it is likely that you should use the install program to just install TQ Server while logged in as a super-user, and install other components while logged in as a less powerful administrator (Note: on MS-Windows systems an administrator account covers both roles).

    In a Microsoft Windows environment, the TQ Server component will be installed as a service, so the underlying operating system must support installed services (e.g. NOT Windows ME, 98 or 95).

    The details of the TQ Server installation differ from operating system to operating system. The sections below provide information on particular systems or groups of systems:

        MS Windows

        Apple MAC

        Unix Variants