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Installing Panacea

Panacea is installed directly from the Panacea website.  Detailed step-by-step instructions are given on the website to guide you through the process.  Go to  for more information.

If you are upgrading from Panacea 6.3e, please read Upgrading from Panacea 6.3e immediately after installing Panacea 7.

If you run Panacea and no practices have been set up (e.g. the first time you run Panacea) you may be presented with a pop up window which asks "Would you like to set up a practice?".  If you answer Yes Panacea will start the Add Practice Wizard.  Click here  for details on adding a new practice using the Add Practice Wizard.

Setting up a Terminal

If you are using Panacea 7.2 or later, please click here .

Once you have installed Panacea and everything is up-and-running, you can install Panacea on additional computers on your network (if you have one).  This enables you to access your practice database from more than one computer at the same time, which has many obvious advantages.  Setting up a terminal has some technical steps which should probably be carried out by somebody with technical experience.

Before installing Panacea on a terminal, you must first carry out a number of steps:

Step1: Fixed IP for server
First, ensure that the computer on which you installed MySQL has a fixed IP address.  By default, most Windows computers are configured to obtain their IP address automatically (using DHCP), but this will cause problems later on.  Once you have configured a fixed IP address make a note of it as this will be needed later.  Click here  for more info on setting up a fixed IP address.

Step2: Firewall Exception
By default, most antiviruses and firewalls (including Windows firewall) will block incoming connections.  It is necessary to add an exception (or "rule") to allow incoming TCP connections on port 3306 (or 3307 if you selected that port during installation).  You should also allow UDP ports 3000 and 3001, which are used for communication between Panacea terminals and Webworker.

Step 3: Configure MySQL
By default MySQL will not allow connections from other computers.  In Panacea click on System - Manage Database - Manage SQL Users.  On the displayed window you will see "To add a user that can connect from anywhere click here".  Click on the word "here".  Panacea will add a user with the name root that can connect from %.  % is a wildcard that enables connections from any IP address.  If you want to restrict access from specific IP addresses you can do so by editing this user and replacing the % with specific IP addresses.

Step 4: Install Panacea
Install Panacea on the terminal in the normal way, but make sure that you do NOT install MySQL and Webworker.  The second screen of the installer has a checklist of items to install.  You must make sure that MySQL and Webworker are NOT checked.

After installing Panacea you will see the SQL Configuration window.  In the Server address field enter the IP address which you set in step 1 above.  Click Test to see if the terminal can make a connection to the server.  When you are finished click Save.  Your Panacea terminal is now ready.

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