Step 1: Go to the Academic Software page of Ceres and click on the green button 'Download Ceres' to download the programme.
Extract the zip file ceres.zip, go to the adv_in directory and open the file Ceres81.exe.
Step 2: Choose your language and click 'Next'. Then click 'Yes' to agree to the licence terms.
Step 3: Click on 'Next'. The following window displays the installation folder.
Attention! For the proper functioning of the program it is important that it remains on C:\cer2000!
Step 4: When installing for the first time, you will only have to tick the boxes for Farm Management, Pigs and Cattle. The other modules are not included in the school version and therefore do not need to be installed. Click on 'Next'.
Step 5: Wait until the installation is complete, then click 'Finish'.
Copying the necessary files
To be able to use Ceres, you need to copy some more files to C:\Cer2000.
Step 1: The Demo database C000010.DB is filled with data on accounting, pigs and cattle.
Copy this database to C:\Cer2000. If you are asked to overwrite it you have to answer 'Yes', otherwise the old demo database of a previous school year will remain.
Step 2: Transfer the empty databases. C000001.DB to C0000009.DB are empty test databases that can be used by the students. When launching the programme, you will be asked which company should be used. 1 to 9 are empty companies, 10 is the demo company.
Copy these databases to C:\Cer2000. Answer 'Yes' if you are asked to overwrite existing files.
Step 3: The file B072146.BMP may also be moved to the folder C:\Cer2000 if you wish to use the graphical module with aerial photos in class.
Step 4: The CERCO.INI file should also be copied to C:\Cer2000.
Installing school licenses
The SchoolLicense.zip file you downloaded first also contains the file SchoolLicense.zip. Extract this and open the Setup.exe file.
Click 'Next' until the installation is complete. At the end, click 'Finish'.
In some cases, a school network is too secure and the school licence cannot be installed. Your ICT coordinator knows what to do. You must have access rights in order to write in the register. You should also be able to read and write in the folder C:\Cer2000.
Converting tables and reading in start info
Step 1: Launch the 'Generalities' module of Ceres. Choose which company you want to set up. (1 to 9 are empty databases, 10 is a demo company)
Step 2: First choose 'Convert tables'. At 'Upgrade' click on 'OK'. (This may take some time)
Step 3: Then choose 'Read in start info'. Select C:\Cer2000\ASDAC. Click on 'OK'. (This may take some time)
Ceres is now ready to use!