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Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System (CFRS)

Administrative and Required User Privileges

In order to install or upgrade the CFRS software on a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, you are must be an administrator on the computer, having full administrative privileges. The reason why the CFRS installation process requires that a user have administrative privileges is because the installation accesses the Windows registry and Windows System folders.

If you are trying to install software on a computer in a corporate or networked environment, using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, and do not have the necessary privileges, you will need to contact your system administrator to install the software for you. These rights are not required to run the software, once it is properly installed.

Verifying your account permissions

If you are running your installation on a Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, you will need to confirm that you are the administrator of your computer.

Follow these steps to confirm that you have administrative rights on your computer:

  1. Select Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
  2. In the Computer Management dialog, click on System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
  3. Right-click on your user name and select Properties.
  4. In the properties dialog, select the Member Of tab and make sure it states "Administrator".

    Screen print of Computer Management - User Properties windows

Note: If a user running the software does not have sufficient User Rights or Privileges, they may get repeated "Installing…… " messages and possibly an error message indicating that the "msi source cannot be found" or "Unexpected Error, Quitting"


Setting User Permissions for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

Note: The software must be installed by an administrator or a user with administrator rights.

File Permissions

Any user running the software must have read permissions to the database directory, the installation directory and all subdirectories and files beneath it.

The database directory can be changed during installation, but will default to:

Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS 24.0

Windows Vista, 7 or 8 - C:\ProgramData\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS 24.0
(replace "24.0" if you are installing a different version).

In addition, read and write permission (to create new files) must be given for the following subdirectories:

For best results, follow these steps:

The installation directory can be changed during installation, but will default to:

Windows XP - C:\Program Files\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS 24.0

Windows Vista, 7 or 8 - C:\Program Files (x86)\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS 24.0
(replace "24.0" if you are installing a different version).

Read/Execute permission must be given for the following subdirectories:

For best results, follow these steps:


Registry Permissions

Note: The following actions should only be completed by an IT professional.

For Window XP:

Any user running the software must have read permissions to the following registry key, along with every key beneath it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OMH\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS

And write permissions to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OMH\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS\Default

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OMH\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS\CFRSDECRYPT

Follow these steps to change the registry keys.

For Windows 7 or 8:

Any user running the software must have read permissions to the following registry key, along with every key beneath it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\OMH\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS

And write permissions to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\OMH\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS\Default

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\OMH\Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System\CFRS\CFRSDECRYPT

Follow these steps to change the registry keys.

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