Install Virtual TimeClock Network

Install Virtual TimeClock Network

This article will help you quickly install Virtual TimeClock Network Edition.
 
1. Locate your Virtual TimeClock License
If you have not yet purchased Virtual TimeClock, the software will run for a limited time as a fully functional free trial. Learn more about Virtual TimeClock free trials here

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When you purchase Virtual TimeClock, a license key and instructions are sent to you via email. If you cannot find a recently purchased license in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you are reinstalling or need a copy of your license, please contact us.
 
2. Install the Virtual TimeClock Server

Determine which computer will be your TimeClock Server. A computer running a server operating system is a good candidate, but any computer can be your TimeClock Server computer as long as it can stay on at all times and be configured properly.

  1. Go to the Network Edition download page and select the Server Manager download. See the system requirements.
Note: If you have a license key, ensure you download your licensed version. 
 
  1. Download and run the Virtual TimeClock Server installer.
Microsoft Windows
During the installation, you will need to select “Yes” to allow the time clock to make changes to your computer and “Unblock/Allow” program firewall access.

Apple macOS
In order to install the software you’ll be prompted for the computer’s administrative password.
  
  1. Virtual TimeClock Server Manager will launch automatically at the conclusion of the installation. If you have a license, choose Enter Key and fill out your license information or choose Free Trial
Virtual TimeClock Server Welcome
 
Important: The TimeClock Server runs separately in the background from the Server Manager. While the computer must be turned on, the Server Manager application DOES NOT need to be running for TimeClock clients to connect to your TimeClock Server. Follow this Power Settings guide to make sure your TimeClock Server computer does not sleep and lose connection with TimeClock clients. 
 
  1. At the Status tab, make note of the Local (TimeClock Server) IP address and port number in the Networking section. Write these numbers down for when you connect your client(s). 
Virtual TimeClock Server Status
 
3. Install Virtual TimeClock Clients

Determine if you want to download a Pro or User Client onto the computer. The User Client only allows employees to punch in and out. The Pro Client allows employees to clock in and out and also includes password protected access to Administrative features. At least one Pro Client is required for administration of the TimeClock.

  1. Go to the Network Edition download page.
  2. The clients must be the same version release as the Virtual TimeClock Server (i.e. Version 18 clients with a Version 18 TimeClock Server).
  3. Download and run the Virtual TimeClock Client installer. 
Microsoft Windows
During the installation, you will need to select “Yes” to allow the time clock to make changes to your computer and “Unblock/Allow” program firewall access.
 
Apple macOS
In order to install the software you’ll be prompted for the computer’s administrative password.
 
  1. Virtual TimeClock will launch automatically at the conclusion of the installation. On launch, the Welcome window provides the option for manually entering a TimeClock Server IP address or reconnecting to a recent TimeClock Server.
Virtual TimeClock Server Login
  
To connect to a server at a different physical location, please refer to our guide for setting up remote (off-site) clients.
 
  1. You can search for a local server connection by selecting Search for Servers under the Recent popup menu. 
  2. After selecting your TimeClock Server or manually entering the IP address, click Connect to Server.
  3. If you have multiple Display Groups or if passwords are required for login, an additional window will prompt you for this information, otherwise you will be connected directly to your display group.
Virtual TimeClock Display Group Login
  1. See our Virtual TimeClock Network Setup & Reference Guides to configure Virtual TimeClock according to your business needs.