Installing, licensing and networking

WinEcon does not actually run on the server - the software runs on the client as a Windows application. As a client-side application, WinEcon needs to be in the filespace of each client workstation - either on a network mapped drive (not a UNC share) or physically on the local hard disk.

If you do not require web linking then you can simply install WinEcon onto a network mapped drive and manually add a Windows shortcut to the installed winecon.exe file in the Windows start menu or Desktop. We do not recommend this approach because it means that students will not be able to link to WinEcon from web pages.

Our recommended approach is to install WinEcon on each client workstation. This will enable linking to WinEcon from web pages by creating a file association between the ".winecon" file extension and the "winecon.exe" executable on each workstation. The brute force way to achieve this is to manually install the software on each workstation one by one. However, for larger numbers of workstations, the normal way to do this is to install WinEcon onto a single workstation, capturing the registry changes that are made during the install (i.e. setting up the .winecon file association) using the ghosting software. This image of the installed copy of WinEcon can then be replicated around the clients using ghosting software automatically.

If your institution does not already have capture software, there are free versions available on the web. Please contact for further information.

System Requirements
Intel Pentium processor recommended
8MB RAM (16MB for NT)
SVGA or higher resolution monitor
Hard disk with 50MB free space
Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP and Vista