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Fixed Assets CS Directories

Fixed Assets CS has three primary directories:

Directory Description
\WinCSI\DSW This directory contains program level files and folders to run the Fixed Assets CS application.
\WinCSI\DeprSys This directory contains Fixed Assets CS system data. This consists of configuration files for global settings and file locations, lock files, user specific preference files, and temp folders for various print jobs and CS Connect transmissions.
\WinCSI\DeprData This directory is the default data location for Fixed Assets CS client data. This folder integrates with the UltraTax CS application.

Note: The directory paths listed assumes that the WinCSI is default directory used. If you install Fixed Assets CS to an alternate directory, please adjust accordingly. Additionally, the DeprData directory is the default directory for Fixed Assets CS client data, but may be modified or different if you have multiple data locations.

Files by Category

Listed below are important Fixed Assets CS files sorted by category.

Lock files restrict access to files within Fixed Assets CS by allowing only one user or process access at any specific time.

Fixed Assets CS has several types of lock files:

File Name Description Details
UID.<UID> Fixed Assets CS user lock file This file is created when a user opens the Fixed Assets CS application.
<Client ID> Client lock file This file is created when an Fixed Assets client CS is opened or "checked out" to prevent another user from accessing the same client. 
SSCM.<UID> Custom methods screen lock file This file is created when a user is accessing the Custom Methods screen via the Setup menu. 

Note: <UID> represents the user's identification. Fixed Assets CS pulls this ID from the computer name in your Windows operating system.

Fixed Assets CS has the following locations for lock files:

Directory Path Description
\WinCSI\DeprSys\UID This directory contains a lock for every user who has Fixed Assets CS open.
\WinCSI\DeprData\$DEPCID This directory contains Fixed Assets CS client locks and screen locks, which prevents other users from accessing Fixed Assets CS client data and screens that are opened or in use.

User-specific files are unique files for each user of Fixed Assets CS.

Directory Path File Name Description
\WinCSI\DeprSys DCONTROL.<UID> Fixed Assets CS user preference / control file

Note: <UID> represents the user's identification. Fixed Assets CS pulls this ID from the computer name in your Windows operating system.

There are multiple files used by Fixed Assets CS that affect all users in the program. There are two primary data locations where these global files reside. Below are some of the integral program files and their location:

Directory Path File Name Description
\Wincsi\DSW dsw.exe executable file for Fixed Assets CS application
dswapp.exe executable file for Fixed Assets CS application
\WinCSI\DeprSys FAYYHome.MHT This file is the home page file, where YY indicates the platform year for Fixed Assets CS. To disable the home page for all users, rename the .MHT extension to .NA.
Directory Path File Name Description
\WinCSI\DeprData DCLTLST.DSW contains drawer list information for this data location
\WinCSI\DeprSys DSysPath.DAT contains data path information

The following license files are used by Fixed Assets CS

Directory Path File Name Description
\WinCSI\LICENSES DWNAME.DAT General Fixed Assets CS license. All firms that license Fixed Assets CS will have this file.
\WinCSI\LICENSES DINVNAME.DAT Inventory module license. Enables access to the Inventory Module under Tasks > Inventory. There is an additional cost for this license.
\WinCSI\LICENSES DGFNAME.DAT GoFileRoom license. Allows printing to GoFileRoom.
\WinCSI\LICENSES DDXNAME.DAT Onvio License license. Allows printing to Onvio.

Installation Prerequisites

Fixed Assets CS has several prerequisites for the operating system in order to run the application including Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Visual C++. The desktop setup for Fixed Assets CS will check that your workstation has these components and install the prerequisites that are missing. If you need to reinstall or repair the separate components required to run Fixed Assets CS, see the table below for the installation files.

Note: We recommend consulting a qualified IT professional when repairing, uninstalling, or reinstalling components of your operating system.

Directory Path File Name Description
\WinCSI\DSW\Desktop Setup.exe executable file to run Fixed Assets CS desktop setup
\WinCSI\DSW\Desktop\dotnetfx dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe executable file to install or repair Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
\WinCSI\DSW\Desktop\vcredist_x86\2010 vc_red.msi installer file to install or repair Microsoft Visual C++ 2010
\WinCSI\DSW\Desktop\vcredist_x86\2012 vcredist_x86.exe executable file to install or repair Microsoft Visual C++ 2012

See the following links for information on the Microsoft components:

.NET Framework and Visual C++ Considerations for CS Professional Suite

Microsoft .NET Framework External link(What's this?)

Installing the .NET Framework External link

Microsoft Visual C++ External link

Related topic

Library of Systems Content for CS Professional Suite

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