Installation - Downloading From The MacPractice Site

Welcome to MacPractice!
When you first purchase MacPractice, you can access the MacPractice Download Site to obtain the MacPractice installer. An e-mail will be sent with your MacPractice serial number, which is a nine digit alphanumeric code that indicates which MacPractice product you purchased (such as MD, DS, 20/20 or DC). You'll use this serial number when you first visit the MacPractice Download Site. The link should also be included in your e-mail.

When you first access the download site, you will be prompted to enter the serial number, as shown in the above screenshot. Enter your serial number and click Next. On your first visit, you'll be taken to a registration form. Fill out the registration form to register for the MacPractice Download site. Enter your Name, Title, Specialty, and email address to which the Serial number was sent. Finally, enter a password and confirm that password. In future sessions, you will need to use the provided e-mail address and password to sign into the download site.

After you click the Register button, a verification email will be sent to the address registered. This may take up to an hour depending on your mail server, but is typically fairly quick. If you do not see the verification email in your inbox, check the Junk/Spam folder to see if the MacPractice verification email was directed there. Once you receive the email, verify your registration information according to the directions in the email.
Upon verifying your information, you will be asked to enter the email and password you registered for the download site.
Once inside the Download site, you'll have access to all the relevant applications available for your serial number. Regardless of what additional options you have purchased, you will always have access to two downloads. These are the "MP Server" and "MP Client", visible in the above screenshot. These refer to the MacPractice Server application, and the MacPractice Client application.
The Server hosts your MacPractice database, which will contain all of your patient and ledger information. The Server will be installed on only one of your computers, the one you designate to be your Server. The Server Computer should have a large amount of disk space available, as it will house a large amount of data.
MacPractice Clients are used to connect to the Server computer. They are significantly more lightweight, as their purpose is only to access the information stored on the Server computer. 
If you only have one computer you intend to use MacPractice with, all you'll need to download is the MP Server link.
Depending on whether you are downloading the server or client version, please continue to:
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