Author Archives: Archie Tucker

Accounts Payable Invoice Credit Card Option

On the Accounts Payable Options Menu, there is a selection ‘Terms Code Maintenance’. You can enter credit card terms codes to be used in the Vendor Master and in Invoice Data Entry. You can override the terms code in Invoice Data Entry if their regular terms code is not a credit card. Once the invoices are updated, they will display on the Vendor Open Invoice Display. There may be some vendors that prefer you pay their invoices with a credit card.

You may have multiple credit card terms codes –  i.e. AX American Express, MC Master Card, VI Visa, etc.  When you enter an invoice for a vendor that you want to pay with a credit card, you need to make sure the terms code is correct on the invoice. It is always a good idea to enter a memo to show ‘Paid by Credit Card’ so it displays in invoice history.

When the invoice is updated, the invoice will display on the vendor account in A/P Open Invoice Display with a zero balance. In the A/P Invoice History Display, instead of a check number, it will display the name of the credit card used for payment – i.e. *AMEXP.

The result of the transaction will post to the General Ledger End of Day.

Add Address Objects/Groups to Sonicwall

To add address objects for access to a customer’s Sonicwall, you will need to login to their unit and follow the instructions below:

In your browser, enter  https:// plus the WAN IP address

Select Network  –>  Address Objects to display the current Address Objects and Groups

Click on Add to enter either one or the other – below are the screen shots for each:

object1object2 object3 object4

How to Remove the BackupEdge schedule.lck file(s)

When BackupEdge begins a scheduled Job, it checks for the existence of a lock file called /usr/lib/edge/lists/(jobname)/schedule.lck. If this file exists, it assumes that another instance of the Job is currently running, and terminates without beginning a backup. An appropriate email message is sent to the user designated to receive failure notifications. If the /usr/lib/edge/lists/(jobname)/schedule.lck file does not exist, BackupEdge creates it. If a backup terminates properly, with either a pass or fail status, the schedule.lck file is automatically deleted. If the file is not deleted prior to the next scheduled backup, it will create an additional lock file schedule.lck00, etc. until the lock files are removed.

Login:   root

Password superXXX

To remove the lock files, you can enter this command:

cd  /usr/lib/edge/lists/(jobname)  (i.e.  A, TOP, TOP_DATA001, etc.)

To list the files and see if there are multiple lock files, enter this command:

ls   -l

Remove the lock file(s) using this command:

rm  schedule.lck  schedule.lck00, etc.

Type exit to return to the login prompt.



Basis BLM Install Instructions

Log in to  ->  Select Products  ->  Downloads  ->  Basis License Manager  ->  Platform/Availability  ->  Microsoft Windows AMD64  ->  Oracle JDK Download and agree to license agreement.  Select Windows x64 download.

Open Java Download  ->  Select Next  ->  Next  ->  Next for destination folder  -> Close

Under Downloads select BBj Package (includes BLM)

Enter Contact info (use customer information except for Name and Email)  ->  Select Download

Open Java Installation file (JAR)

Language Selection Window

Select Next

Welcome Window

Select Next

License Agreement Window

Select Accept  ->  Select Next

Directory Selection Window

Enter C:\TOP\bbj  ->  Select Next

JVM Selection Window

Select Next

Installation Type Selection Window

Select Typical  ->  Select Next

Configure Web Start Window

Select Trust Basis  ->  Select Next

Web Start Certificate Window

Enter Company Name

Jetty Host (External) defaults to top2-PC

Jetty Port defaults to 8888

Select Next

Installation Summary Window

Select Next

Basis UAC Configuration Window

Select Use standard privileges  –>  Select Next

Retrieve a License Option WIndow

Select Retrieve a license  –>  Select Next

Registration Window

Company Name:  Enter company name

First Name:  Archie

Last Name:  Tucker

Email Address:

Phone:  480-282-2078  ->  Select Next

License Registration Information

Serial Number:


User Count:  (Skip)

Host Name: (Default)

Host ID:  (Default)  ->  Next

License Registration and Delivery Methods Window

Select Registration and install a license automatically  ->  Select Next

Configure BLM Startup Window

Configure the BLM to run as a Windows service

Startup Type:  Automatic  –>  Select Next

Stop/Start the Basis License Manager

Start the Basis License Manager  ->  Select Next

Configure BBj Services should run automatically after user login  ->  Select Next

Start/Stop BBj Services Window

Start BBj Services  ->  Select Next

The Wizard Process Complete Window

Select Finish




Anzio Lite .bash_profile Red Hat Linux

Below is an example of what should be set up in each user’s profile in order to be able to login to TOP using multiple sessions but only one BBx license.

Login as root and enter this command:

cd /home/user_name

vi .bash_profile

Add the following code:

# Get the aliases and functions

if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then

. ~/.bashrc


# User specific environment and startup programs


export PATH



printf “\034env/s anz ip\035″



cd /a/top

exec /a/top/top



NNA01 – Montana Stamp Manual

NNA01 – Montana Stamp Manual

Montana System Overview
Stamp text is entered using Microsoft Word. InDesign is used to format the text into stamp images.

Naming and Location Information
Data and templates are located in: C:\Users\mfg\Desktop\Montana Stamps
Word text document: MTData.docx
InDesign template: New MT_Page.indt

How To Information
Open MTdata.docx and edit stamp text
Open New MT Page.indt
Click on Text tool
Select text box in upper-right-hand corner
Push CTRL+D and select MTData.docx
Data from MTData.docx will automatically flow into text boxes to create stamp artwork

Sample Information
Below is a sample for the text entered in Word for MTData.docx. The text is AvantGarde Md BT 8 point centered, except for the first name line which is 6 point. The text begins with the word MONTANA, and each stamp is 7 lines. the example below is for 2 stamps.

John Doe
State of Montana
Residing at Billings, MT
My Commission Expires
December 31, 2018
Jane Smith
State of Montana
Residing at Great Falls, MT
My Commission Expires
March 22, 2019

General Ledger End of Year Closing Procedure

Select General Ledger on the TOP Main Menu  –>  Select General Ledger System Menu  –>  Press F5 to set your date to the last day of the year you are closing  –>  Select General Ledger End-Of-Year Processing

Messages will display on your screen to make sure you have made all journal entries for the year prior to closing:

Entries Cannot Be Made To A Closed Year

Press any key to continue:

      Warning! Entries Cannot Be Made To A Closed Year
All Posting And Journal Entries
Must Be Completed Before Closing The Year

 Press any key to continue:

Type Yes to begin the year-end update for the year-end date displayed  –>  Type Yes to clear yearly summary of postings for the current year

Select a printer for the Period Summary of Postings —>  TOP will post closing entries to all income and expense accounts so the beginning balance for the new year will be zero

Type Yes if the summary of postings printed correctly  –>  Type Yes if the trial balance printed correctly

Message on your screen displays that the Year-End Processing has been completed. The current period and the date for the new year is updated in Accounting Period Maintenance.

General Ledger End of Month Procedure

Select General Ledger on the TOP Main Menu  –>  Select General Ledger System Menu  –>  Press F5 to set your date to the last day of the month you are closing  –>  Select End-Of-Period Processing

Current Accounting Period and Ending Date will display on your screen  –>   Type Yes to continue

EOM_PROCEDUREPeriod End Processing Procedures display on your screen  –>  Type Yes to continue with the period-end procedure

TOP will check to make sure all journal entries, recurring entries, allocating entries and tax provisions are updated for the current month. You have the opportunity to select to print the summary of postings, trial balance and financial statements to a printer or to a PDF file stored in the EXPORT folder.


TOP will keep track of each procedure as it is completed. If you exit the process at any time, the end of month process will continue where it left off upon reentry. System will automatically update the current period in Accounting Period Maintenance upon completion.


VPRO Windows Network Installation


It is assumed that the network is setup and the printers are configured on the local PC’s.

Create Folders

1.             Create TOP folder

2.             Create TOP\BASIS folder

3.             Create TOP\BASIS\DOWNLOAD folder

4.             Create TOP\BASIS\DOWNLOAD\BLM folder

5.             Create TOP\BASIS\DOWNLOAD\VPRO5 folder

 Install BLM (Basis License Manager)

1.             Download BLM from to TOP\BASIS\DOWNLOAD\BLM folder

2.             Unzip exe file to same folder

3.             Run setup

4.             Select Register for a license  ->  select Next

5.             Select Yes for Software License Agreement

6.             Select Browse and select TOP\BASIS  ->   select Next

7.             Select Next for Program Folder

8.             Select Register for a license  ->   select Next

9.             Enter Contact Info and License Info from License Registration Form  ->  select Next

10.          Select Register and license automatically and select Next

11.          After License successfully istalled message displays  ->  select OK

12.          For Would you like to register for another BASIS License  ->  select No

13.          Select Finish from Installation Complete window

14.          Select OK from Reboot window

15.          Unselect View the readme.txt file and select Finish.

16.          Select Yes for I want to restart my computer now  ->   select Finish

 Install VPRO5

1.             Download VPro5 from to TOP\BASIS\DOWNLOAD\VPRO5 folder

2.             Unzip exe file to same folder

3.             Run setup

4.             Select English  ->  select Next

5.             Select Next from Welcome window

6.             Select Yes for License window

7.             Select Typical Setup  ->  select Next

8.             Select TOP\BASIS folder  ->  select Next

9.             Select Next from Select Program Folder window

10.          Enter name of server  ->  select Next

11.          Select Use standard privileges  ->  select Next

12.          Select Finish from Installation Complete window

Install Total Order Plus On Server

1.             Insert TOP Network Disk into server

2.             Go to MS-Dos Prompt (Start > Programs > MS-Dos)

3.             Make TOP directory, example: MKDIR  C:\TOP

4.             Change directory to TOP, example: CD  C:\TOP

5.             Copy files, example: COPY A:\*.*  C:\TOP

6.             Install each TOP module disk, example: PROGRAM UP

 Setup Configuration File For Server

Sharing A Windows Drive

On server (PC with VPRO5.EXE & TOP) set drive as shareable.

1.             Right click on Start

2.             Select Explore

3.             Right click on Drive to share, example: local C drive

4.             Select Sharing

5.             Select Share As

6.             Enter share name, example: Disk_C

7.             Enter description, example: Server C Drive

8.             Select Full for access

9.             Select OK


For sharing to be available it must be set under networking. Right click on Network Neigborhood > Properties > File and Print Sharing >  option to share files. If you change settings, you must restart computer. If a drive is shared, there will be a hand under the drive icon.

 Map Server Drive On Work Station As Drive T

1.             Right click on start button from work station

2.             Select Explore

3.             Select Tools from the menu bar

4.             Select map network drive

5.             Enter drive letter T

6.             Push tab key to advance to path

7.             Enter path, example: \\Server\Disk_C

8.             Be sure reconnect at login is checked

9.             Click on OK button

Setup Config File For Work Station

1.             Insert Windows Network Disk into work station drive

2.             Go to MS-Dos Prompt (Start > Programs > MS-Dos)

3.             Make BASIS directory, example: MKDIR C:\BASIS

4.             Copy config file  to BASIS directory, example:



The config.s1 is for a laser on lpt1 & okidata on lpt2 (both on the server), config.s2 is for okidata on lpt1 & lpt2 (both on the server), config.s3 is for a laser on lpt1 & okidata on lpt2 (both on the server) and laser on lpt1 (on the work station), config.s4 is for a laser on lpt1 & okidata on lpt2 (both on the server) and okidata on lpt1 (on the work station).

 Create TOP Icon On Work Station

1.             Right click on blank desktop

2.             Select New

3.             Select Shortcut

4.             Enter command line, example:

T:\BASIS\VPRO5\vpro5.exe -q -tT1 -uuser_name


5.             Select Next

6.             Enter icon name: Total Order Plus

7.             Select Finish

8.             Right click on Total Order Plus Icon

9.             Select properties

10.          Enter start in field T:\TOP

11.          Select OK

Setup Server Printers On Work Station

1.             Double click on My Computer Icon

2.             Double click on Printer Icon

3.             Double click on Add Printer Icon

4.             Select Next

5.             Select Network Printer

6.             Select Browse

7.             Double Click on server (name of server PC)

8.             Select printer to use

9.             Select OK

10.          Select option to print from MS-DOS based programs

11.          Select Next

12.          Select Capture Printer Port

13.          Select LPT port, example: LPT3 for LPT1 printer on server, LPT4 for LPT2 printer on server

14.          Select Printer from list or use disk from printer manufacturer

15.          Except printer name and choose default printer if desired

16.          Select print a test page  -> select Finish


Sonicwall Firmware Update

Install SonicWall FIrmware Upgrade Download Firmware Upgrade From SonicWall

  1. Open your internet browser
  2. Enter
  3. Enter customer username and password
  4. Select Submit
  5. Select Download Center
  6. Select Software Type (example, TZ 100 Firmware)
  7. Click on download file description (example, TZ 100 Firmware) under Firmware sub heading
  8. Select Save for Do You Want To Save This File (if Chrome select file at bottom and select Show In Folder) ?
  9. Select location to save file (example, C:\TEMP)
  10. Select Save
  11. Wait for download to complete
  12. Select Close
  13. Select Logout

Note: Once you download file you can use the same file to upgrade other SonicWall units that are the same model. Backup Settings

  1. Open your internet browser
  2. Enter Sonicwall IP address (example,
  3. Enter admin for name
  4. Enter password (example, superXXX, where XXX is customer code in caps)
  5. Select System on left side of screen
  6. Under System select Settings
  7. Select Create Backup Settings

Export Settings

  1. Open your internet browser
  2. Enter Sonicwall IP address (example,
  3. Enter admin for name
  4. Enter password (example, superXXX, where XXX is customer code in caps)
  5. Select System on left side of screen
  6. Under System select Settings
  7. Select Export Settings
  8. Select Export (Default name of the file will be ‘sonicwall.exp’ message will display)
  9. Save to folder.

Install Firmware Upgrade

  1. Open your internet browser
  2. Enter Sonicwall IP address (example,
  3. Enter admin for name
  4. Enter password (example, superXXX, where XXX is customer code in caps)
  5. Select System on left side of screen
  6. Under System select Settings
  7. Select Upload New Firmware button
  8. Select Choose File
  9. Select folder for firmware upgrade file (example, C:\TEMP)
  10. Select downloaded file name from list box (example, sw_tz150w_s_eng_3.1.6.6.sig)
  11. Select Open
  12. Select Upload
  13. Status will display Please wait…
  14. When completed status will display Firmware uploaded successfully
  15. Select Icon under Boot column for Uploaded Firmware – New!
  16. Select Ok for install message
  17. Status will display Please wait…
  18. Sonicwall will automatically restart