If you would like access to
TroopMaster, you will need to first download and install
the TroopMaster software from the TroopMaster website.
You must have a valid license key in order to fully
utilize the software. Contact the Troop webmaster
for the license key and software expiration date
information. Depending on what you need to do, you
will be given either READ ONLY or READ / WRITE
permissions for the various portions of TroopMaster. You will be able to update any Scouts
progress, but unless instructed to do otherwise, only
the Advancement Coordinator should upload the progress
via ScoutNet to the Council.
Technical Users Group
TroopMaster has a Yahoo
Group which is an
excellent source of
advice and technical
The group can be found
Download from this
to your desktop
Step 2. Install
the software by double-clicking on the file that you
Step 3. Start
TroopMaster and enter the license key and experation
date provided to you by the Troop webmaster. The
passwords and keys provided by the webmaster are needed
for TroopMaster to be able to access the Troops
information and to be able to then edit the data.
Step 4. After
you start TroopMaster and have entered the license key,
you will need to activate the DotNet feature of
TroopMaster. The steps below go over this in
detail, it is not difficult to do, but you will need to
enter specific information to gain access to the data
DotNet Getting Started Guide
If you prefer like to view a
walkthrough tutorial of these instructions, click
- Everyone who is going to use the DotNet
needs to install the TroopMaster/PackMaster
program either from the cd or from the download
will need your unit (pack or troop) number,
license key, and your expiration date in order
to install the program.
- Use the File->TroopMaster/PackMaster DotNet
option to enter your DotNet settings. First,
click the Activate DotNet checkbox at the top of
this screen. If you are using our server, enter
'dotnet.troopmaster.com' for the FTP Server. If
you are using your own server, you should enter
the address to your FTP site. Currently
Troop 44 will be hosted on the TroopMaster
server until we migrate to our own website.
You will next need the both the User ID and
the FTP password. If you use our server, the
User ID is assigned by us and the FTP password
will be a random combination of letters and
numbers. Both this User ID
and the Password are case sensitive, so you must
enter them exactly as shown in the original
email we sent. The User ID and FTP
password will also be the same for all members
accessing the files. Finally, check the Passive
Mode (PASV) checkbox, and enter a forward slash
(i.e., ‘/’) for the web data path (or leave this
field empty and the program will fill it in for
you). You should enter your name/contact
information in the Contact Information section
at the bottom of this screen. NOTE: The
contact information must be unique for each
machine connecting to DotNet.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:
If you are the administrator, click the
Initialize button to upload your files to the
site for the first time. Otherwise, simply click
OK to connect to the site and download the files
that have already been uploaded by your
administrator. NOTE: If you
already have files on your FTP site, these files
must be deleted before you can replace them with
the new files. Please check with the
administrator before attempting to delete or
initialize any files on your site.
- If your administrator has defined a Data
Encryption Password, you will be prompted for
the encryption password at this time. The
encryption password will be the same for all
members accessing the database. This password is
also case-sensitive so it must be entered
exactly as defined by the administrator. The
administrator can check this setting by clicking
the Encryption Password button on the
File>Database Management dialog.
- If you have been assigned a specific Data
Access Password, you will be prompted to enter
this password to access the database. This
password is also case sensitive, so you must
type it exactly as defined by your
administrator. The administrator can check this
setting on the File>Database Management dialog.
- If you have a firewall, you may need to
disable it or set it to allow TroopMaster as an
exception. If you do not know how to do this
with your firewall, please contact the
manufacturer of your firewall/security software
for support with your specific program.
NOTE: If you are having trouble
connecting to DotNet, click here.
NOTE: This link takes you to TroopMaster FAQ pages.
The users manual for TroopMaster can
be found under the Help menu of TroopMaster.
When you exit TroopMaster you will be asked if
you want to BACKUP the database.
The backup will be stored on the machine that
you are running TroopMaster from. Please
run a backup from time to time so we have
multiple backups for recovery reasons.
Additional Information on Internet
Advancement with ScoutNet:
for Internet Advancement