Client Mugshot Technical Installation Guide here.

Client Mugshot Technical Installation Guide here.
Client Mugshot V2 Installation Guide
Prepared by Steve Page
Date 09/04/2013
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Contents
Introduction............................................................................................................................................. 3
Installation Prerequisites ........................................................................................................................ 4
Selecting Your ‘Save Method’ ................................................................................................................. 5
Installation Overview .............................................................................................................................. 6
Installation for Fat Client Platform of Plus2 ............................................................................................ 7
Client Mugshot Installation Instructions ................................................................................................. 8
Connecting USB Camera Hardware ...................................................................................................... 10
Configuring Client Mugshot .................................................................................................................. 11
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Introduction
Client Mugshot 2.0 has been designed to operate with a range of Logitech and Microsoft
cameras without the need for installing the drivers and software supplied with the camera.
As long as the camera is picked up by the operating system then Client Mugshot 2.0 will
be able to use that device.
Previous versions of Client Mugshot snapped an image and stored this image as a jpg file
to a central location for Plus2 to pick up. Client Mugshot 2.0 has this same function plus
two new options for saving photos.
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Save to file
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Write directly to a xxx_Pictures database
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Write to Plus2 via MemberWebservices
Camera technology has moved on and as a result the image capture controls used in
Plus2 may not be compatible with newer camera drivers. For this reason Client Mugshot
has been developed to work with both thin client platforms (in the traditional way) and fat
client platforms, effectively acting as an interface between Plus2 and the new camera
driver technology. An extra installation step is required if using Client Mugshot in a fat
client environment.
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Installation Prerequisites
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Read this document to ensure you are comfortable with the installation process
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Identify what type of infrastructure Plus2 is running on; installed locally on your pc (fat
client) or running from an application server (thin client)
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Download the appropriate Client Mugshot installation file set for your infrastructure
http://www.gladstonemrm.com/Support/SoftwareDownloads.aspx
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Obtain your SQL connection details for your Plus2 infrastructure. (These need to be
entered during the installation process)
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SQL database server including SQL instance name if appropriate
Plus2 database Prefix
These details can be obtained from within Plus2 multidatabase configuration file
(.MDC file).
Alternatively your IT server administrators may be able to assist.
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PC requires Windows XP or Windows 7 operating system
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PC requires .NET framework 3.5 to be installed
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Identify the required ‘save’ method you intend using
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Save to a file
Save to your database
Save via Member Web Services (see MWS version below)
MWS v2.4.24.430 or higher accessible from the pc running Client Mugshot if using
‘Save via Member Web Services’ method for saving images
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Selecting Your ‘Save Method’
The save method you choose will depend on the technical platform Plus2 is running on.
Technical limitations such as firewalls, folder permissions etc may prevent you using
certain methods for saving photos. Below is a guide to help decide which method best fits
your platform.
Save to your database:
When a photo is taken the image is stored directly to the Plus2 database. This
requires a direct SQL connection from client mugshot to the _Pictures database
(default SQL port 1433)
Use for fat client platforms on a LAN
Save via Member Web Services:
When a photo is taken the image is uploaded automatically via Member Web
Services which in turn saves the picture to the Plus2 database. (default ports http 80 or https – 443 )
MWS must already be in installed and operational on a web server in order to use
this method.
Typically used on a thin client platform across a WAN. Can be used in a fat client
platform where MWS is available.
Save to file:
When a photo is taken the image is stored temporarily in a folder for Plus2 to pick up
and import in to the _Pictures database.
Use as a direct replacement for older versions of Client Mughot. Traditionally used
for thin client platforms on a WAN however this can now be used for fat client
platforms on a LAN.
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Installation Overview
There are two installation file sets available depending on the Plus2 platform you are
working with.
For Plus2 running as a fat client the client mugshot installation file set contains four files.
The installation routine will replace the required Plus2 dll files on the local pc and will then
give you the option to automatically run the installer for Client Mugshot.
For Plus2 running as a thin client the installation file set contains two files. The installation
routine installs Client Mugshot only and will not attempt to copy over any local Plus2 dll
files.
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Installation for Fat Client Platform of Plus2
If installing for a thin client installation of Plus2 then skip to the ‘Client Mugshot
Installation Instructions’ section.
1. Run setup.exe from the fat client installation file set
2. At the next screen click Next
3. Confirm the destination folder for Client Mugshot is correct and click Next
4. Review the installation paths on screen and click Next
5. Files are copied, click Finish when complete
The required dll file has now been replaced in Plus2 and Client Mugshot can now be
installed.
6. You will now be prompted to install Client Mugshot automatically. Click Yes and the
Client Mugshot installer will automatically launch at bullet point 2 of the Client
Mugshot installation instruction below.
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Client Mugshot Installation Instructions
1. Run setup.exe from installation file set
2. At the Welcome screen click Next
3. Confirm the installation path is correct and click Next
4. Enter your Database Prefix and SQL Server name (including SQL instance if required)
and click NEXT
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5. Select the appropriate script installer action for the installation you are carrying out (see
notes on screen) and click NEXT
6. Click NEXT to confirm installation
7. The installation is carried out, click FINISH when complete.
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Connecting USB Camera Hardware
1. Plug your camera into an available USB port
2. Verifiy your device has been installed in Control Panel > Devices and Printers
3. Take note of the name of the camera you wish to use e.g. USB Composite Device
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Configuring Client Mugshot
1. Run Client Mugshot Gladstone.Leisure.ClientMugshot.exe. Client Mugshot will
launch minimised in the system tray
2. Right-click the Client Mugshot camera icon in the system tray
3. Select Configure
4. The Client Mugshot config panel will open and stream video if the camera is detected
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5. Select the required camera from the list of installed devices
6. Select the required save method (three options listed below)
a. If selecting a method of Save to a file then use the ellipsis box to browse to
the required folder.
b. If selecting a method of Save to your database then enter the appropriate
SQL server connection details. This information may have been prepopulated by the installer program.
Database:
Data Source:
User ID:
Password:
Is the prefix of the Plus2 data set being used
Is the name of the database server (include instance name if required)
Is a valid SQL user account
Is a valid password for the account above
c. If selecting a method Save via Member Web Services then enter the MWS
connection information as required
User Name and Password must be configured in MWS configuration. A
default user name and password is entered that is already configured by
default in MWS version 2.4.24.430 and higher
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7. Click Close when complete
8. Exit Client Mugshot and re-launch to pick up the new settings
To exit right-click the Client Mugshot camera icon in the system tray and click Exit
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