Meeting Maker 8.8 Windows Installation Instructions

You will need administrative access to your machine in order for the installation to proceed.
If you do not have administrator privileges, please contact your LSP.


  • Log in to Windows with an administrator-level account

  • Download the upgrade file from Meeting Maker here (.zip, ~10 MB).

  • Once the download is complete, double-click the 88_win_client_en.zip file, either accessing its contents or unzipping it to a location on your hard drive.

  • Open the win_client_en_88 folder and launch Setup.exe.
  • Allow the installation wizard to run.

  • If a previous installation of Meeting Maker is present, move local data to archive file, allowing new client to rebuild database from server.

  • Allow installation to complete. Launch application, and browse Readme file and/or Getting Started Guide if desired.
    If the administrator account is not the user's usual login, log out of the administrator account and into the normally used account before launching and configuring Meeting Maker 8.8.

  • Fill in username and password, and click "Select" to select the Meeting Maker server.

  • Select SSL as the protocol.

  • Click "Configure".

  • Type calendar.sas.upenn.edu into the host list. Click "OK".

  • The SAS General server will appear. Highlight it, and click "Select".

  • Click "Sign In".

  • Select "Preferences" from the Edit dropdown menu.

  • Check the "Notify When Connection to Server is Lost" box. Modify other preferences as desired.

  • Note that the Online Help site is accessible from the client's Help menu

  • If syncing with a Palm device, coordinate with your LSP. Make sure Palm Desktop is installed first. Then install the Palm conduits.
    • Download the Palm conduits installer from here.
    • Once the download is complete, double-click the 88_win_palm_conduits.zip file, either accessing its contents or unzipping it to a location on your hard drive.
    • Open the 88_win_palm_conduits folder and launch Setup.exe.
    • Allow the installation wizard to run.
    • Select the conduits you wish to install.

  • Test the functionality of the client, including Palm synchronization if applicable. If you are synchronizing with a Palm, please note that you will need to configure the conduits within Palm Desktop (Hotsync -> Custom). Be sure to select the correct timezone, and use the correct server name (usually "SAS General").

  • If you have any problems, contact your LSP for assistance.