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Installation Guide of BePunctual Employee Time and Attendance Tracking Software System

 
BePunctual Employee Time and Attendance Tracking Software System offers you much flexibility in the way it can be deployed. Some possible options are:
 
 
Option 1 Single group punch station with no network
  Choose this option if you do not have a computer network and all your employees will punch in/out on one single computer.
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Option 2 Single group punch station with network
  Choose this option when you have a computer network and you want all your employees to punch in/out on one computer, and you want to run the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software securely on another computer so as to prevent your employees from accessing the Server software and the database.
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Option 3 Multiple group punch stations across network
  Choose this option when you want to allow your employees to punch in/out at several locations in your office.
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Option 4 All employees punch in/out on their own computer
  Choose this option if all your employees have their own office computers connected to the network and you want them to be able to punch in/out on their computer at their convenience.
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Option 5 Some employees punch in/out at their own computer while the rest at Group Punch Stations
  Choose this option if not all your employees have their own office computers. Those with computers can punch in/out at their own computer. Those without computer can punch in/out at the group punch stations.
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Option 1. Single group punch station with no network

 
Choose this option if you do not have a computer network and all your employees will punch in/out on one computer.

Follow the following steps to setup this solution:

Step 1: Setup the BePunctual Server software on the computer:

  • Download the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software.
  • Install the Server software on the computer.
  • If asked by Windows Firewall software whether to block BePunctual Server to accept connection from the Internet or a network, answer Unblock so that the Server software can accept punch in/out requests from the punch station software. Other firewall software running in the computer may display similar prompt. Make sure to allow BePunctual Server to accept network connections.

  • Run the Server software and go through its setup wizard.
  • Add your employees into the Server software.

Step 2: Setup the Group Punch Station software on the same computer:

  • Download the BePunctual Group Time Clock Software.
  • Install the group punch station software on the same computer.
  • Run the group punch station software and go through its setup wizard.
  • If asked by any firewall software to allow BePunctual Group Punch Station to access the internet, answer Yes so that the punch station software can connect to the Server software.

Click here to troubleshoot if the punch software cannot connect to the Server software...

 
 

Option 2. Single group punch station with network

 
Choose this option when you have a computer network and you want all your employees to punch in/out on one computer, and you want to run the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software on another computer so as to prevent your employees from accessing the Server software.

Follow the following steps to setup this solution:

Step 1: Setup the BePunctual Server software on one computer:

  • Download the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software.
  • Install the Server software on one computer.
  • When asked by Windows Firewall software whether to block BePunctual Server to accept connection from the Internet or a network, answer Unblock so that the Server software can accept punch in/out requests from the punch station software. Other firewall software running in the computer may display similar prompt. Make sure to allow BePunctual Server to accept network connections.
  • Run the Server software and go through its setup wizard.
  • Add your employees into the Server software.
  • Select the Punch Stations Page and note down the Computer Name and IP Address of the computer. This information is needed for the punch station software to connect to this Server software.

Step 2: Setup the Group Punch Station software on another computer use for punching in/out:

  • Download the BePunctual Group Time Clock Software.
  • Install the group punch station software on the same computer.
  • Run the group punch station software and go through its setup wizard.
  • In the Connection Settings Page, enter the Server software Computer Name or IP Address and try to connect to the Server software..
  • If asked by any firewall software to allow BePunctual Group Punch Station to access the internet, answer Yes so that the punch station software can connect to the Server software.
  • Once the punch software is connected to the Server software, your employees can use it to punch in/out.
Click here to troubleshoot if the punch software cannot connect to the Server software...
 
 

Option 3. Multiple group punch stations across network

 
Choose this option when you want to allow your employees to punch in/out at several locations in your office.

Step 1: Setup the BePunctual Server software on one computer:

  • Download the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software.
  • Install the Server software on one computer.
  • When asked by Windows Firewall software whether to block BePunctual Server to accept connection from the Internet or a network, answer Unblock so that the Server software can accept punch in/out requests from the punch station software. Other firewall software running in the computer may display similar prompt. Make sure to allow BePunctual Server to accept network connections.
  • Run the Server software and go through its setup wizard.
  • Add your employees into the Server software.
  • Select the Punch Stations Page and note down the Computer Name and IP Address of the computer. This information is needed for the punch station software to connect to this Server software.

Step 2: For each location that you want to allow your employees to punch in/out, setup the Group Punch Station software on a networked computer there:

  • Download the BePunctual Group Time Clock Software.
  • Install the group punch station software on the computer.
  • Run the group punch station software and go through its setup wizard.
  • In the Connection Settings Page, enter the Server software Computer Name or IP Address and try to connect to the Server software..
  • If asked by any firewall software to allow BePunctual Staff Punch Station to access the internet, answer Yes so that the punch station software can connect to the Server software.
  • Once the punch software is connected to the Server software, your employees can use it to punch in/out.

Click here to troubleshoot if the punch software cannot connect to the Server software...

 
 

Option 4. All employees punch in/out on their own computer

Choose this option if all your employees have their own office computers connected to the network and you want them to be able to punch in/out on their computer at their convenience.
 

Step 1: Setup the BePunctual Server software on one computer:

  • Download the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software.
  • Install the Server software on one computer.
  • When asked by Windows Firewall software whether to block BePunctual Server to accept connection from the Internet or a network, answer Unblock so that the Server software can accept punch in/out requests from the punch station software. Other firewall software running in the computer may display similar prompt. Make sure to allow BePunctual Server to accept network connections.
  • Run the Server software and go through its setup wizard.
  • Add your employees into the Server software.
  • Select the Punch Stations Page and note down the Computer Name and IP Address of the computer. This information is needed for the punch station software to connect to this Server software.

Step 2: On each employee computer, setup the Staff Punch Station software:

  • Download the BePunctual Staff Punch Clock Software.
  • Install the staff punch station software on the computer.
  • Run the staff punch station software and go through its setup wizard.
  • In the Connection Settings Page, enter the Server software Computer Name or IP Address and try to connect to the Server software..
  • If asked by any firewall software to allow BePunctual Staff Punch Station to access the internet, answer Yes so that the punch station software can connect to the Server software.
  • Once the punch software is connected to the Server software, your employees can use it to punch in/out.

Click here to troubleshoot if the punch software cannot connect to the Server software...

 
 

Option 5. Some employees punch in/out at their own computer while the rest at Group Punch Stations

 
Choose this option if not all your employees have their own office computers. Those with computers can punch in/out at their own computer. Those without computer can punch in/out at the group punch stations.

Step 1: Setup the BePunctual Server software on one computer:

  • Download the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software.
  • Install the Server software on one computer.
  • When asked by Windows Firewall software whether to block BePunctual Server to accept connection from the Internet or a network, answer Unblock so that the Server software can accept punch in/out requests from the punch station software. Other firewall software running in the computer may display similar prompt. Make sure to allow BePunctual Server to accept network connections.
  • Run the Server software and go through its setup wizard.
  • Add your employees into the Server software.
  • Select the Punch Stations Page and note down the Computer Name and IP Address of the computer. This information is needed for the punch station software to connect to this Server software.

Step 2: On each employee computer, setup the Staff Punch Station software:

  • Download the BePunctual Staff Punch Clock Software.
  • Install the staff punch station software on the computer.
  • Run the staff punch station software and go through its setup wizard.
  • In the Connection Settings Page, enter the Server software Computer Name or IP Address and try to connect to the Server software..
  • If asked by any firewall software to allow BePunctual Group Punch Station to access the internet, answer Yes so that the punch station software can connect to the Server software.
  • Once the punch software is connected to the Server software, your employee can use it to punch in/out.

Step 3: For each location that you want to allow your employees to punch in/out, setup the Group Punch Station software on a networked computer there:

  • Download the BePunctual Group Time Clock Software.
  • Install the group punch station software on the computer.
  • Run the group punch station software and go through its setup wizard.
  • In the Connection Settings Page, enter the Server software Computer Name or IP Address and try to connect to the Server software..
  • If asked by any firewall software to allow BePunctual Group Punch Station to access the internet, answer Yes so that the punch station software can connect to the Server software.
  • Once the punch software is connected to the Server software, your employees can use it to punch in/out.

Click here to troubleshoot if the punch software cannot connect to the Server software...

 
 

Troubleshooting connection problem

 
The punch station software needs to connect to the BePunctual Server Time Attendance Software in order to perform punching in/out, even for the case where the Server software and the punch software is running on the same computer.

In the case where the punch software cannot connect to the Server software, please check the following:

 
1. Make sure that the Server software computer is on
 

2. Make sure that the Server software connection settings is correctly entered into the punch software

The Server software connection settings (Computer Name, IP Address and Port Number) is displayed on its Punch Stations Page.

Make sure that these settings are correctly entered into the punch software Connection Settings Page.

 
3. Make sure that the BePunctual Server Service and its Port Number not blocked by any firewall software

Click here for instructions on how to configure Windows Firewall for BePunctual.

 
4. Make sure that the Punch Station software is not blocked by any firewall software

Click here for instructions on how to configure Windows Firewall for BePunctual.

 
5. If necessary, make sure that the Server software Port Number is opened in firewall software.

Click here for instructions on how to configure Windows Firewall for BePunctual.

 
 
   
 
 
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