V8 MES Clock In question

> Could I simply do this:
"P:\TS2APPS\EPICOR\mfgsys80\Client\Client\MfgSys.exe -MES
/CONFIG=pilot80.mfgsys /UserID value=[data] /Password value=[data]"

Don't know. I haven't tried it that way. The lines I mentioned are
change in the mfgsys file itself.
I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in with a generic
user and password just to simply start the MES program. When an
employee goes to clock in, they are presented with a Vantage log-in
and password prompt. Is there a way to get around this? We were hoping
to use a badge barcode swipe to let an employee clock into MES. That
way we could track total hours and pass them to accounting for
Payroll. We don't use Vantage payroll and politics here means it won't
happen any time in the near future. In essence, we want to replace our
aging time clock with MES clock in and out, but forcing the production
workers to "log-in" with a name and password when they are clocking in
is going to meet with some serious resistance. Thoughts and
suggestions?

Thanks,

Ron Cole
IT Manager, IED Inc.
rcole@...
I'm not on V8, but are you using the "shop floor" (I think that is what MES used to be) version? If you are using the Shop Floor install, there should only be one request for password when the icon is first clicked. After that, Vantage should be left up and running, and employees should be able to clock in and out using only their employee ID number. I have systems on my shop floor that Vantage has been running for over 3 months - we leave 'em on 24/7.

HOWEVER!!! check in Shop Employee Maintenance (MASTER FILE under Job Production) and make sure they didn't sneak in a "password" box...

Otherwise, maybe you have the Office licenses installed on your system. Course, I'm on 6.1, so possibly everything is different.

Lydia


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Subject: [Vantage] V8 MES Clock In question



I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in with a generic
user and password just to simply start the MES program. When an
employee goes to clock in, they are presented with a Vantage log-in
and password prompt. Is there a way to get around this? We were hoping
to use a badge barcode swipe to let an employee clock into MES. That
way we could track total hours and pass them to accounting for
Payroll. We don't use Vantage payroll and politics here means it won't
happen any time in the near future. In essence, we want to replace our
aging time clock with MES clock in and out, but forcing the production
workers to "log-in" with a name and password when they are clocking in
is going to meet with some serious resistance. Thoughts and
suggestions?

Thanks,

Ron Cole
IT Manager, IED Inc.
rcole@iedaudio. <mailto:rcole%40iedaudio.com> com







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If you don't have their employee record tied to a vantage user
name, it will not ask for a user name and password. We have our
shop employees set up this why and our office employees set up
the other way. It seems to work for us. If you need more help
let me know.



Norman Hutchins Jr.

Network Administrator



Howell Laboratories, Inc.



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Behalf Of swinky68
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 5:59 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] V8 MES Clock In question



I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in with a
generic
user and password just to simply start the MES program. When an
employee goes to clock in, they are presented with a Vantage
log-in
and password prompt. Is there a way to get around this? We were
hoping
to use a badge barcode swipe to let an employee clock into MES.
That
way we could track total hours and pass them to accounting for
Payroll. We don't use Vantage payroll and politics here means it
won't
happen any time in the near future. In essence, we want to
replace our
aging time clock with MES clock in and out, but forcing the
production
workers to "log-in" with a name and password when they are
clocking in
is going to meet with some serious resistance. Thoughts and
suggestions?

Thanks,

Ron Cole
IT Manager, IED Inc.
rcole@iedaudio. <mailto:rcole%40iedaudio.com> com





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> I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in
> with a generic user and password just to simply start
> the MES program. When an employee goes to clock in,
> they are presented with a Vantage log-in and password
> prompt. Is there a way to get around this?

You need to set up a Vantage account for running MES. For example, set
the account name and password to data. Then, if you aren't already using
a customized mfgsys file for MES, make a copy of the default.mfgsys
file. Make the following changes to these lines:

<UserID value="data" />
<Password value="data" />

Make sure you change your Vantage shortcut to use the new config file.

It sounds like we are doing the same sort of thing as you. We have a
clock-in terminal with a barcode gun. Employees simply scan the barcode
on their badge (and hit OK on a touch screen) to clock-in to the system.

Brian
Norman,

That was it! I removed the user name from the shop employee record
and was able to do what I needed. Thanks very much for the help!

Thanks,

Ron Cole
IT Manager, IED Inc.
rcole@...

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Norman Hutchins" <nhutchins@...>
wrote:
>
> If you don't have their employee record tied to a vantage user
> name, it will not ask for a user name and password. We have our
> shop employees set up this why and our office employees set up
> the other way. It seems to work for us. If you need more help
> let me know.
>
>
>
> Norman Hutchins Jr.
>
> Network Administrator
>
>
>
> Howell Laboratories, Inc.
>
>
>
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> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of swinky68
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 5:59 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] V8 MES Clock In question
>
>
>
> I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in with a
> generic
> user and password just to simply start the MES program. When an
> employee goes to clock in, they are presented with a Vantage
> log-in
> and password prompt. Is there a way to get around this? We were
> hoping
> to use a badge barcode swipe to let an employee clock into MES.
> That
> way we could track total hours and pass them to accounting for
> Payroll. We don't use Vantage payroll and politics here means it
> won't
> happen any time in the near future. In essence, we want to
> replace our
> aging time clock with MES clock in and out, but forcing the
> production
> workers to "log-in" with a name and password when they are
> clocking in
> is going to meet with some serious resistance. Thoughts and
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron Cole
> IT Manager, IED Inc.
> rcole@iedaudio. <mailto:rcole%40iedaudio.com> com
>
>
>
>
>
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Brian,



We are getting ready to move to 8.0, and this the answer to one of my
issues I will have to track down. We are using a customized mfgsys
file. Its command line looks like:
"P:\TS2APPS\EPICOR\mfgsys80\Client\Client\MfgSys.exe -MES
/CONFIG=pilot80.mfgsys"



Could I simply do this:
"P:\TS2APPS\EPICOR\mfgsys80\Client\Client\MfgSys.exe -MES
/CONFIG=pilot80.mfgsys /UserID value=[data] /Password value=[data]"

?



Bruce Butler

IT Manager

Knappe & Koester, Inc.

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Brian Boyes
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:40 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] V8 MES Clock In question



> I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in
> with a generic user and password just to simply start
> the MES program. When an employee goes to clock in,
> they are presented with a Vantage log-in and password
> prompt. Is there a way to get around this?

You need to set up a Vantage account for running MES. For example, set
the account name and password to data. Then, if you aren't already using
a customized mfgsys file for MES, make a copy of the default.mfgsys
file. Make the following changes to these lines:

<UserID value="data" />
<Password value="data" />

Make sure you change your Vantage shortcut to use the new config file.

It sounds like we are doing the same sort of thing as you. We have a
clock-in terminal with a barcode gun. Employees simply scan the barcode
on their badge (and hit OK on a touch screen) to clock-in to the system.

Brian





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Bruce,

These are parameters in the .mfgsys file (in the config folder).
Open the file in Notepad and you will see the entries



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Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 4:21 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] V8 MES Clock In question



Brian,

We are getting ready to move to 8.0, and this the answer to one of my
issues I will have to track down. We are using a customized mfgsys
file. Its command line looks like:
"P:\TS2APPS\-EPICOR\mfgsys80\-Client\Client\-MfgSys.exe -MES
/CONFIG=pilot80.-mfgsys"

Could I simply do this:
"P:\TS2APPS\-EPICOR\mfgsys80\-Client\Client\-MfgSys.exe -MES
/CONFIG=pilot80.-mfgsys /UserID value=[data] /Password value=[data]-"

?

Bruce Butler

IT Manager

Knappe & Koester, Inc.

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Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:40 AM
To: HYPERLINK "mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com"vantage@...
Subject: RE: [Vantage] V8 MES Clock In question

> I've set up the MES terminal as an automatic log-in
> with a generic user and password just to simply start
> the MES program. When an employee goes to clock in,
> they are presented with a Vantage log-in and password
> prompt. Is there a way to get around this?

You need to set up a Vantage account for running MES. For example, set
the account name and password to data. Then, if you aren't already using
a customized mfgsys file for MES, make a copy of the default.mfgsys
file. Make the following changes to these lines:

<UserID value="data" />
<Password value="data" />

Make sure you change your Vantage shortcut to use the new config file.

It sounds like we are doing the same sort of thing as you. We have a
clock-in terminal with a barcode gun. Employees simply scan the barcode
on their badge (and hit OK on a touch screen) to clock-in to the system.

Brian

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