After SK Check-In has been installed on your main/server computer, you may want to add another  machine running Check-In to your network.

This instruction sheet is used to install Servant Keeper Check-In on a network. For installation  
purposes, the main computer that will contain the Servant Keeper Check-In data will be referred to as the “Server”. The computers that access the Servant Keeper Check-In data from the Server will be referred to as “Workstations” or “Kiosks”. This instruction sheet assumes that Servant Keeper 7 is already installed and configured properly on your network.

Due to the uniqueness of each network, we cannot be responsible nor will we support the installation  
of Servant Keeper Check-In on your network by anyone without the network administrator or a person with adequate networking knowledge available.

Sharing SK Check-In on the Network - (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, and 2012

  1. On the server computer, click on your computer’s Start button and choose Computer (or This PC). (Figure 1)


    NOTE: For Windows 10, click on your computer's Start button and choose File Explorer.

  2. Double click on the C:\ drive and locate the Servant Keeper Check-In folder.

  3. Right click the Servant Keeper Check-In folder and select Properties. (See Figure  2)


  4. You will now see the Servant Keeper Check-In Properties window. (See Figure 3)  Select the Sharing tab and click the [Advanced Sharing] button.


  5. On the Advanced Sharing window, check the box to Share this folder. (See Figure  4) Leave the share name as “Servant Keeper Check-In”. Click the [Permissions] button to continue.


  6. In the “Group or user names” box, make sure that the “Everyone” group is listed.  (See Figure 5) Under “Permissions for Everyone”, check the box to allow Everyone Full Control. Click [OK] to go back to the Advanced Sharing window.

    NOTE: If “Everyone” is not listed, click the [Add] button and type “Everyone” in the “Enter the  
    object names to select” box. After clicking [OK], you should see Everyone listed as described in Step 6. If you are unable to add the “Everyone” group, you will need to contact your Network Administrator for further assistance with sharing the Servant Keeper Check-In folder.


  7. Select the Security tab click the [Edit] button to continue. (See Figure 6)


  8. In the “Group or user names” box, make sure that the “Everyone” group is listed.  (See Figure 7) Under “Permissions for Everyone”, check the box to allow Everyone Full Control. Click [OK] to go back to the Security window.

    NOTE: If “Everyone” is not listed, click the [Add] button and type “Everyone” in the “Enter the  
    object names to select” box. After clicking [OK], you should see Everyone listed as described in Step 8. If you are unable to add the “Everyone” group, you will need to contact your Network Administrator for further assistance with sharing the Servant Keeper Check-In folder.


  9. Click [Close] to exit and save the share settings.


    Installing SK Check-In on a Kiosk


  1. On the kiosk computer, click on your computer’s Start button and choose Computer (or This PC). (Figure 1 below)


    NOTE: For Windows 10, click on your computer's Start button and choose File Explorer.

  2. On the left-hand side of the window, choose Network. You will now see a list of  all of the computers in your network. (See Figure 2) Double-click on your server computer.

    NOTE: If Network is not available to the left-hand side of your window, try selecting it from the  
    menu at the top of the window. If your server computer is not listed under Network, please contact your Network Administrator for further assistance.


  3. You will now see all of the shared folders on the server computer. Double-click on  the Servant Keeper Check-In folder to open it.

  4. Locate the file called “CheckIn.exe”. (See Figure 3) Do a RIGHT mouse click on  this file and choose Send to | Desktop (create shortcut).


  5. Close the file explorer window and go back to your Desktop screen. You will  notice a “CheckIn.exe - Shortcut” icon on your Desktop. (See Figure 4) Double click this icon to open the Check-In Setup Wizard.



    NOTE: Before you continue, make sure to plug in (and, if necessary, install the drivers for) any  approved devices such as the magnetic strip reader, barcode scanner, or thermal label printer. If you do not wish to add your peripheral devices at this time, you will have the opportunity to add them to the program at any time after it is installed by going to the Check-In System Options.

  6. You will see the Welcome to the Servant Keeper Check-In setup wizard window.  (See Figure 5) This wizard will guide you through the initial setup process for Servant Keeper Check-In on your kiosk. Click the [Continue] button to proceed to the next step of the setup wizard.



    NOTE: If your Servant Keeper 7 Database folder has not been shared, you will need to share  this folder before you will be able to complete the next step of the setup wizard. You can share the “Servant Keeper Database” folder using the same recommended settings described in the beginning of this help document.

  7. You will now see Step 1 of the wizard. (See Figure 6) In the top section of  the window, you will be asked to select the path to your Check-In Database File. Click the [Browse] button to browse through your network to the shared Check-In database file. The default location for the database is “\\[Server-Name]\Servant Keeper Check-In\db\CheckInV1.ck1db”. When a valid file has been selected, green text will appear stating “Check-In Database Connected”.

    On the lower section of the window, you will be asked to select your version of  
    Servant Keeper 7: Local Database or Remote Database. If you have the Local Database version of the program installed and your SK7 database resides locally on one of your computers, choose the “Local Database” option. If you have the Hosted Database version of the program installed and your SK7 database resides in the Cloud, choose the “Remote Database” option.

    After making the appropriate selection, you will be asked to select the path to  
    your Servant Keeper 7 Database file:

    • For the Local Database version: click the [Browse] button to browse  through your network to the correct SK database file. The default location for the SK7 database is “\\[ServerName]\Servant Keeper Database\ServantKeeperData.sk7db”. When a valid file has been selected, green text will appear stating “Servant Keeper 7 Database Connected”.

      NOTE: If you are unable to see your server computer while browsing through your network, you  
      will need to call your Network Administrator for further assistance.

    • For the Remote (Hosted) Database version: the default location for the  SK7 Database is “sk7dbxxxxx_1” (where the x’s represent your SK Customer ID number). If your database is not selected, click on the [Choose Cloud Database] button and select the correct database. When a valid file has been selected, green text will appear stating “Servant Keeper 7 Database Connected”.

    Click the [Continue] button on proceed to the next step of the wizard.


  8. In Step 2, you will choose from the list of Servant Keeper users which users  you would like to transfer to your Check-In program. (See Figure 7) This will allow the selected users to use their SK User ID and Password to log into the SK Check-In program. Untag any users that you do not want to import and click [Continue].


  9. In Step 3, you have the option to authorize all Head of Households and Spouses  in each family. (See Figure 8) If you check this box, it will allow the Head and Spouse in each family to check in and out the members of their family. If you uncheck this box, you will have the option to manually authorize at a later time. Click [Continue] to proceed.


  10. Step 4 gives you the options to choose the devices that you would like to use  with Servant Keeper Check-In. (See Figure 9) If you already have a USB Barcode Scanner, USB Magnetic Strip Reader, and/or a Printer installed, you can select it/them at this time. After you have selected the appropriate options, click [Continue].



    NOTE: If you have not installed your devices for “Step 10”, you will be able to add them at a  later point by logging into Check-In and selecting “System Options” under the Application Menu.

  11. On the Final Step, you have the option to review your settings before completing  the Setup Wizard. (See Figure 10) If everything looks correct, click [Finish] to apply your settings.



  12. If you selected to authorize Head of Households and Spouses in “Step 9” of  this help sheet, you will see a small “Please Wait” window appear as all of the HoH and Spouses are authorized. When the correct people have been authorized, you will automatically be taken to the next window. If you did not check this box in “Step 9”, proceed to the next step.

  13. The last window will inform you that the setup wizard completed successfully.  (See Figure 11) If you would like the SK Check-In program to open at this time, click the option that says “Yes, run Servant Keeper Check-In’’. If you do not want the program to open at this time, click “No, do not run Servant Keeper Check-In”.



    NOTE: If you choose to open the program, you will be prompted to enter in a User ID and Password. 
    Remember to use one of the User ID’s/Passwords brought over from SK in “Step 8”.