Add or install Wintix 6 to a new workstation

(Last Updated On: July 6, 2021)

NOTE: After installing Wintix, make sure to run an update. (See instructions at the end of this post.)

  • Download the ODBC connector for mysql by clicking the following link:
  • Run the mysql-connector-odbc-5.1.8-(win32 or win64).msi
  • Choose the Typical setup
  • Click Next
  • Click Install
  • Click Finish
  • Run the Wintix6setup.exe, install it to C:\Wintix6
  • This will create a folder on your local C drive called Wintix6
    • Inside that folder is a file called SQLRDD, which is an .ini file. That is the file you will need to edit by entering in your log-in credentials which will allow you to connect Wintix to your database.

    • If you double click on the file SQLRDD, it will open in Notepad.
    • The information in the file will look like this:
      • connString=MySQL=localhost;UID=twila;PWD=Aone;DTB=starsupport
      • UID is user ID
      • PWD is password
      • DTB is database
    • You will need to change only the following words:
      • localhost – change to your server’s ip address (i.e.
      • twila – change to your own user ID
      • Aone – change to your own password
      • starsupport – change to your own database name
    • Do not add spaces or remove characters.
      • For instance:
      • I want to connect to my data that is hosted on Center Stage Software’s server.
      • My connection string (connstring) would look like this:;UID=testuser3;PWD=LAQGJ8pM;DTB=testuserdatabase


    • If my data is hosted locally, on my own server, my connstring would look like this:
      • connString=MySQL=;UID=twila;PWD=letmein;DTB=tix7

    • Once you’ve made the changes, close the file.
    • It will ask you if you want to save the changes.
    • Say yes.
  • Double click on the red/maroon Wintix6 icon on your desktop and connect to your Wintix database.

  • To be sure you have the latest update (build) for Wintix, click on ‘Download update’ and follow the prompts. If you see a message DynaZip Unzip warning – a file already exists, do you want to overwrite it?, click Yes to all.
  • Again, double click on the red/maroon Wintix6 icon on your desktop and connect to your Wintix database.


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