Use of OfficeStatus requires the installation of OfficeStatus Server on-premises. The instructions below will help you to get OfficeStatus up and running quickly and easily.

Step 1 - Review the requirements

OfficeStatus Server can be installed on any modern Windows Server (2016, 2012, 2008, or 2003) computer. You'll be installing OfficeStatus Server first, as outlined in the remainder of this guide.

OfficeStatus Windows Client installation is optional (more on that below) and supports Windows XP and later.

Step 2 - Extract into a shared folder

Extract the file that you downloaded into a shared folder somewhere on your network. You'll want to ensure that this shared folder is accessible to the server computer that will host OfficeStatus Server, as well as any end user workstations that will run OfficeStatus Windows Client (if you're using it - see below).

The file contains the individual installation packages for OfficeStatus Server and OfficeStatus Windows Client.

Step 3 - Run the OfficeStatus server installer on your server computer

On the server computer that you have selected to host OfficeStatus Server (see step 1), run OfficeStatus_Server_v6.exe (the server installation package) directly from the shared folder established in step 2.

Note: Running the server and client installers directly from a single shared directory allows the server installer to feed the OfficeStatus web service address to client installations automatically. Although not strictly required, this step prevents OfficeStatus Windows Client users from having to know the OfficeStatus service address when they first sign in.

The OfficeStatus Server installation process is straight-forward. Follow the on-screen instructions to completion, at which point OfficeStatus Server will be up and running. If needed, see the deployment guide for step-by-step instructions.

Once installation completes, use the newly created desktop shortcut to log into the OfficeStatus web interface (with the administrative username and password you provided during installation). From here you can create OfficeStatus user accounts and departments, and configure the system according to your needs.

Step 4 - Optionally install OfficeStatus Windows Client on workstations

After you create an account for an OfficeStatus user, they can log into the web interface and begin using the system immediately. Or, you may wish to have them use OfficeStatus Windows Client, which runs on their workstation and provides deeper integration with their Windows operating system. The remainder of this step describes the OfficeStatus Windows Client installation process.

From each end user workstation that will use OfficeStatus, run OfficeStatus_Client_v6.exe (the client installation package) from the shared folder established in step 2 above. Again, the installation process itself is straight-forward.

Once installation completes, run OfficeStatus Windows Client via the newly created desktop shortcut. It will prompt the end user for their OfficeStatus user account credentials. These correspond to the account credentials you established when you created the end user's account within the OfficeStatus web interface in step 3 above.

Important: You can also deploy OfficeStatus Windows Client to multiple users at once using Windows Active Directory. For more information, see the Group Policy Deployment section of our deployment guide.

Step 5 - You're up and running

Your initial OfficeStatus software installation is complete. Log into the OfficeStatus web-based interface with your administrative account credentials to create accounts for each end user that will participate, and (optionally) install OfficeStatus Windows Client on each of their workstations (or have them use the web interface).

Please note that each of these quick-start guide steps is explained in much greater detail in the OfficeStatus Deployment Guide. If you have any additional questions (or problems), please feel free to submit a support request. We're happy to help.