Optical - Installing the Heidelberg Bridge

These instructions apply when using a virtual machine.

First, share your WindowsBridge folder. The directory path is different in version 4.4 and 5.0+.
MP version 4.4:/Library/MacPracticeClient/Databases/macpractice/WindowsBridge
MP version 5.0+:/Users/UserName/Library/Application Support/MacPracticeClient/Databases/macpractice/WindowsBridge
It is strongly recommended that you consult an Apple/Windows Network Technician for assistance setting up these folders.

We will not be covering the Windows installation process; please consult a Windows Technician for assistance with that configuration.

On your Mac, go to your System Preferences, then select your Sharing pane (make sure you have File Sharing enabled in your Sharing list), then click the plus button below the Shared Folders list to add a new shared folder.
Navigate to the WindowsBridge folder and click the Add button.

Next, you need to ensure the folder has the correct privileges for all users that will need to access it.

Set all users that will need to add or remove items from the folder to Read & Write.

Click Options and check the Share files and folders using SMB (Windows). Check the On checkbox for each user that will be using the bridge. You will be prompted to enter the user's password. (This is a computer user's password which may be different from the MacPractice username and/or password and MacPractice Support will not have this information.)
The credentials must match the Windows user password in order to access the folder from the Windows operating system. If the passwords do not match, the Windows software cannot access the SMB share without prompting for a password.

Click 'Done' and close the System Preferences window when you have finished.

Please note: If the Operating System is ever updated, File Sharing may need to be re-enabled.

Next, you will need to configure the WindowsBridge folder as a shared folder between Mac OS X and VMWare or Parallels. Please contact VMWare or Parallels Support for assistance with configuring a shared folder as needed.

Set up one of the following as your shared folder in VMWare or Parallels:


/Users/UserName/Library/Application Support/MacPracticeClient/Databases/macpractice/WindowsBridge
The two file paths are different, and depend of the version of MacPractice that is being used. The folder will appear as a networked drive in Windows.
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