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My Vacation Tracker

Plan, Schedule, Track, Calculate and Get Statistics
for Vacations and Leaves

Keep track of any types of vacations and leaves for your company and staffs.

My Vacation Tracker Client/Server Edition FAQ

  • 1. Installation & Upgrade Questions

  • 1.1: What's the system requirements of My Vacation Tracker Client/Server Edition?

    Client Side: Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista/Windows 2008/Windows 7/Windows 8; Hardware Requirements: SVGA, 800x600 resolution or above; Pentium 800 CPU or higher; 64 MB RAM; 25 MB free disk space

    Server Side: Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista/Windows 2008/Windows 7/Windows 8; Hardware Requirements: SVGA, 800x600 resolution or above; Pentium 800 CPU or higher; 64 MB RAM; 15 MB free disk space

  • 1.2: Will I get free upgrades if I purchase My Vacation Tracker Client/Server Edition?

    Yes, you will get free version upgrades until next major version released, i.e., if you purchase Version 1.0.0, you will get free version upgrades until 1.9.9 reached. What's more, if a major version released within one year after your purchase, you can also get this version free of charge.

  • 2. Purchase Questions

  • 2.1: Is it really secure to order online?

    Yes, order online is one of the most popular way of payment at present, and it is also proved to be fast, convenient and with high security.

  • 2.2: How do I know that my online purchase is secure?

    The connection between your browser and our web server is protected with SSL (Secure Socket Layer).

  • 2.3: How can I do if I cannot purchase the software by credit card?

    Please click the purchase link on the order page and you will be taken to a secure order page. Then scroll down the page, you will see a drop down list called "Method of Payment". You can choose Paypal, Check or Wire as other payment options.

  • 2.4: What types of payment can I use?

    We accept several types of payment: Credit card, Paypal, Fax, Phone, Mail. Secure Payments are assured. Online is the fastest and easiest way to order our products.

  • 2.5: What payment options do I have?

    Payments are accepted in US Dollars, Euros, Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, Swiss Francs, Canadian Dollars or Australian Dollars.

  • 2.6: How long will I receive the product after payment?

    We deliver our product via email, the license key will be sent to you automatically after you place your order. You are supposed to receive your ordered product instantly for credit card payment but there may be a few days' delay for other payments. If you do not receive your product within a reasonable time, please notify us!

  • 2.7: Do I need to download the full version product after I place an order?

    No, you don't need that. After you place an order, a set of license key will be sent to you immediately. And you can enter the license data in the product and unlock the program into a full version.

  • 2.8: I work for NON-Profit organization, may I have discounts to purchase your product?

    Yes. We offer discounts to Non-Profit uses. Please contact us for details.

  • 2.9: I have placed an order and have received the license key. Where in the program I can input the license?

    If your trial does not expire, you can run the My Vacation Tracker, and there is a sub item in the 'Help' menu named 'Enter Registration Data'. Click it and a new window will pop up. Input user and key data and press 'OK' button to save it. If your trial has been expired, when you run the My Vacation Tracker, it will say that your trial has been expired, and you can click the 'Enter Key' button and a new window will pop up. Input user and key data and press 'OK' button to save it.

  • 3. How to Use Questions

  • 3.1: Is there a step by step installation guide for My Vacation Tracker C/S Edition?

    1. First download My Vacation Tracker C/S Edition from here.Then open the zip file you downloaded using Winzip or Winrar (If you are using Windows XP or later, Windows Explorer will open the zip file automatically). You will find two exe files in it; one is mvt_server.exe, the other is mvt_client.exe.

    2. Double click mvt_server.exe to install the My Vacation Tracker C/S Server on the computer you want to act as a server (The server can have any of the following system: Windows 2000/Windows NT/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista/Windows 2008/Windows 7/Windows 8).

    3. Double click mvt_client.exe to Install the My Vacation Tracker C/S Client on any computer you want to act as a client (Windows 98 SE/Windows ME/Windows 2000/Windows NT/Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista/Windows 2008/Windows 7/Windows 8). After installation, click "Start"->"Programs"->"My Vacation Tracker CS"->"My Vacation Tracker Client Database Settings tools". Then input the server's computer name or server's IP address. After that, click "Test Connection" button to connect. When the connection is successful, click the Exit button to close it. When it asks if you want to save current settings, choose Yes.

    4. Click "Start"->"Programs"->"My Vacation Tracker CS"->"My Vacation Tracker CS Client" on the client side computer. My Vacation Tracker C/S Client will start up and connect to the remote My Vacation Tracker Server. The default username and password is as following:

    Username: testuser
    Password: testpass

    5. If you want to set up your own login account, you can go to "Start"->"Programs"->"My Vacation Tracker CS "->"User Management Tool" at the client side computer to set up all accounts. The default login account for User Management Tool is as following:

    Username: Admin
    Password: changeme

    6. Done.

  • 3.2: How to change the display format of the date/time?

    The display format of each date/time value is decided by your Windows operating system's "Reginal and Language Options". You can change the format from Control Panel => Region and Language (windows 7) or Regional and Language Options (Windows XP). If you are using Windows XP, click "Customize" button under "Regional Options" tab to define your date/time format. If you are using Windows Vista/7, you can change the format directly under "Formats" tab.

  • 3.3: Can I publish reports generated with My Vacation Tracker Client/Server Edition on Internet/Intranet?

    Yes. In the report preview window, there is a toolbar button called "Export to PDF". Click that and you will be able to save the current report as a PDF document. Then you can upload the PDF file to your web site.

  • 3.4: Can I set different vacation/sick leave limits for different year?

    Yes. In My Vacation Tracker, you can set up different vacation/sick leave limites for different year. You can also specify a default vacation/sick leave limit. If you have set up a specific limit for some year, the limit will be calcuated based on the specific limit; or the limit will be calculated based on the default limit.

  • 3.5: What's the difference between Personal/Professional/Enterprise Edition and Client/Server Edition?

    Personal/Professional/Enterprise Edition is standalone usage. Each copy only reads/writes to its own data. Client/Server Edition is a networkable solution. Different users can access/read/write the same copy of data from different computers simultaneously.

  • 3.6: Why the plan I entered was not deducted?

    There are several possible reasons when a plan was not deducted. 1) The plan did not occupy any working days or working hours. 2) The inspector did not show the correct range which covers that plan. See the following screenshot for the inspector's actual range and year. staff inspector

    You can also change the range by clicking on the "Statistics of Year" to adjust the selected year. See the following screenshot.

    staff inspector

  • 3.7: Can I set up custom color for vacation plan and sick leave plan?

    Yes. If you click "Preferences" button on the toolbar, then go to the "Types" tab, you can edit vacation plan or sick leave plan's default color here.

  • 3.8: Can I set up my custom department list?

    Yes. If you click "Preferences" button on the toolbar, then go to the "Departments" tab, you can add/edit/delete any department information here.

  • 3.9: Can I set up different holiday profile for each staff?

    Yes. In My Vacation Tracker, you can set any staff using the global holiday profile or use an independent holiday profile. Select a staff name on the chart, then click the "Edit Staff" button. A new window will selected staff's detail information will popup. Go to the "Holidays" tab, you can select either use the global holiday profile or a custom holiday profile.

  • 3.10: Where to edit the public holiday profile?

    If you click "Preferences" button on the toolbar, then go to the "Public Holiday Profile" tab, you can add/edit/delete any public holiday here. Please keep in mind any modifications will be applied to the global holiday profile.

  • 3.11: On the month panel, some dates are in red color and has bold font. What's that?

    Those dates show that you have one or two plans on them.

  • 3.12: How to backup all existing data?

    You need to use "Database Management Tool" which is installed together with the server program. You can launch it from the Start Button -> Programs -> My Vacation Tracker CS -> Database Management Tool. You can backup all data manually or create one or more backup schedules to backup the data automatically.

  • 3.13: How to restore all data from a previous backup?

    You need to use "Database Management Tool" which is installed together with the server program. You can launch it from the Start Button -> Programs -> My Vacation Tracker CS -> Database Management Tool. Go to File -> Restore and choose a backup archive to continue. Make sure you disconnect all client programs before you restore the database.

  • 3.14: How to create new user accounts?

    You need to use "User Management Tool" which is installed together with each copy of the client program. You can launch it from the Start Button -> Programs -> My Vacation Tracker CS -> User Management Tool. The default admin account is as following:

    username: Admin
    password: changeme

    After you log into it, you can create/edit/delete any user accounts.

  • 3.15: When I create a vacation or sick plan for a whole day, the calculation shows 1.06 days or 1.1 days. What's wrong?

    This problem is maily caused by not setting up the working period correctly. For example, when you set some staff's working period, you set it as 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM without deducting the 30-minute lunch time. My Vacation Tracker will find that you have 8.5 working hours and if you have set default working day has 8 hours, it will count the whole day plan as 8.5/8 = 1.06 or round to 1.1 days. To fix it, you need to clear all existing working period for that staff, then create two working periods. One is from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the other is from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • 3.16: How to display holidays on the planner?

    Go to Preferences, then under "General" tab, tick "Display Holidays on the Planner" and select the preferred color and style. Press the "OK" button to save it. Then you will see holidays displayed on the planner.

  • 3.17: Can a plan overlap one or more holiday days?

    Yes. You can create a plan overlapping one or more holiday days. And it will automatically deduce holiday days to get the duration.