Installing MicroBiz for the first time
This section will provide a walkthrough for a fresh installation of MicroBiz. The walkthrough will cover installing the most commonly used module, “Standard Retail Business.” If installing a different module, just choose the desired option from the installation type menu. Retail, Liquor, Bike are the 3 main installation types. Service, Pet Shop, Marina/Boat Yard, and RV can all be accessed by installing Retail.
Each installation type has the four options shown below:
Single User / Standalone should be used for a single instance of the MicroBiz System
Sub Station - Client Installation is used for multiple PC setups for all but one of the computers (you still need one, the “server,” to be installed as Central Station - Server Installation).
Central Station - Server Installation is used for your main PC where your data will reside. All sub station computers look to this for its Business Data.
Demo Installation is used when you are only installing MicroBiz as a Demo on one station. Each Sub Station would still require the installation of the Sub Station - Client Installation.
Launch the MicroBiz installer by running the setup file that was downloaded from https://microbiz.com. Click Run on the Windows security screen.
If you see the option, click Yes for brand new installation.
Click Next on the on the "Install for MicroBiz for Windows" Screen.
Choose the desired installation type from the list. This walkthrough is covering option 1 for a standard retail business. Click the Next button to continue.
Select the installation role from the list. Select the Demo Installation if you are only wanting to Demo the product. Otherwise, choose the PC you wish to act as your server, if you only have one system, choose Single User / Standalone. If you are going to install this on more than one station, choose your server, and when installing MicroBiz as the server select Central Station - Server Installation. For the additional computers with MicroBiz, choose Sub Station - Client Installation.
Select the drive and directory where you would like to install the local files for MicroBiz. Leave this at the default directory if you do not need it in a specific hard drive or directory. Click Next to continue.
Select the drive and directory where you would like to install your system files for MicroBiz. Also leave this drive and directory to the default if you do not need it in a specific drive. Click Next to continue.
**You will not see this page with a Sub Station - Client Installation.
Read through and accept the agreement. Click Next to continue.
The next two screens can be left at the default settings. Click Next to continue on each screen.
Check over the settings and make sure everything is correct before clicking Install to continue. The install process will start after clicking Install.
Click Finish to launch MicroBiz.
You should be presented with the MicroBiz Splash window. This window can be clicked on at any time to bypass the 3 second wait time before automatically opening MicroBiz.
You will most likely have to install the Keyblock driver at this point. If a message such as the one below appears, click on the Yes button. If not, proceed to Registering MicroBiz.
- Without the use of a Keyblock, the system will only be accessible in “Demo mode”