- Run Local: This is the recommended default method.
- Run Hybrid: This is designed to run for the terminal servers if disk space saving is required.
- Run Network: This is the legacy method.
Starting with Elliott V8.5, users can run Elliott from local folders even though the data still resides on the network share. This not only bypasses the limits placed by the Windows OS when running from a network share, it also improves application performance and makes program execution more reliable. You will continue to install Elliott updates on the network share. In the meantime, when executing Elliott V8.5 programs from a local folder, the system will automatically synchronize the updated network programs to the local folder. Therefore, there’s no need for Elliott local programs to be manually updated.
Set Up to Run Local
- If necessary, create the Run Local (or Run Hybrid) folder and copy the necessary files from the source Elliott network folder.
- Create the desktop icon(s) and program menu either for this user or all users (Hybrid mode only).
- Create the DEP exclusions for running Elliott on the server.
<NetworkDrive> can be value like “M” which is the network drive where your Elliott V8.5 is installed. <ElliottRoot> can be a value like “Elliott8” which is the folder where your Elliott is installed on the network drive. The startup executable for Elliott V8.5 Control Center is EL850CC.EXE. Since this path is long, in the future, when you try to run Elliott from your local, simply click on the Elliott V8.5 icon on your desktop, or choose from the program menu in "Start" -> "Elliott 8.5" to run.
If you are running Elliott on the server, it is likely that you will encouter Error 114 when you start up Elliott. The "Create DEP Exclusions" is selected by default if you are running this utility on a server. If you did not check this option, you may need to fix this manually. Please refer to the section “Fix DEP Issue If You Get Error 114 When Starting Up Elliott” below for more details on this issue.
Set Up to Run in Hybrid Mode
- C:\ElliottHybrid: This is the folder you choose to create.
- Netcellent: This name is hard-coded and needed to make the Run Hybrid mode work.
- M\Elliott8\Bin85: This is to match your Network Folder.
- Target: D:\Netcellent\M\Elliott8\Bin85\EL850CC.EXE
- Start in: D:\Netcellent\M\Elliott8\Bin85
Continue to Run in Network Mode
- Target: M:\Elliott8\Bin85\EL850CC.EXE
- Start in: M:\Elliott8\Bin85
Additional Information with Run Local or Hybrid Mode
- EXE: Application
- DLL: Application Extension
- CFG: Configuration File
- INI: Configuration Settings (COBOL related)
- LBR: Library (COBOL related)
- PDB: Program Debug Database (for .Net Related Programs)
- SF: Sub Files (COBOL related)
- Config: XML Configuration File
- XML: XML File
- EL850.CFG: This is the configuration set up through the EL850CF.EXE utility. These are settings related to your system operation, including your license key, email setup, database configuration, etc.
- EL850S.CFG: This is the standard configuration file delivered from Netcellent.
- EL850U.CFG: This is the user-defined configuration file to override values in EL850S.CFG.
Bring up Computer Properties and go to “Advanced System Settings.” Under “Performance,” click on the “Settings” button. Go to the “Data Execution Prevention” tab, . If you are running Elliott on the server only for the Admin user or Defer Processing, we suggest you to select “Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.” This will require rebooting your server for this change to take effect.
If this is a terminal server, we suggest that you define Elliott V8.5 programs in the exlusion list. Depending on whether you are running in Local, Hybrid or Network mode, browse to the corresponding Elliott programs folder and exclude the following Elliott 8.5 EXE programs from DEP: