Archive for August 2015

Windows 10 and GHIN Products

The GHIN team just finished completing its testing on the new Windows 10 operating system using GHIN products. Below are the findings from our testing. If there are additional items that you have uncovered through your experience in the field please share them with the support team so that we can update the post for all to see.

New Windows 10 Computer

  • GHP and TPP Client programs CANNOT be installed on a new Windows 10 computer.
  • For golf associations ONLY. It is possible to install TPP Client and point the data path to your online TPP instance to access the database.
  • Handicap Allocation Utility – The utility installs and works however there is some strangeness downloading the file from GHP Online (using the new Edge Browser, Firefox, IE, Google work fine). But it does work.
  • We were able to successfully install and run the latest Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

Windows 10 Upgrade from Windows 8.1

  • After the upgrade to Windows 10 both GHP and TPP Client open and work as expected.
  • The SQL Manager does not load any longer and an error is generated after the PC restarts (c:\windows\system32\sqlunirl.dll) because the SQL Manager is written to the Startup folder. If you don’t want the error to display, you can remove it from the Startup folder.
  • There is not a way to identify the port number on SQL.
  • The upgraded Windows 10 computer can run as the work station or the server.
  • Handicap Allocation Utility – The utility installs and works however there is some strangeness downloading the file from GHP Online (using the new Edge Browser, Firefox, IE 11, Google). But it does work.
  • If the upgraded computer is the server there is not a way to create a SQL exception in the firewall so the windows firewall will need to be turned off in order to access the client database.
  • We were able to successfully install and run the latest Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

New Microsoft Edge Web Browser

With the introduction of Windows 10 operating system a new web browser was launched, Edge. This new browser does not support some legacy technologies so Microsoft recommends using Internet Explorer 11. IE 11 is available through Edge by clicking on the 3 dots in the top right of the page and selecting IE 11.

We tested all of the GHIN online sites in Edge and as expected some did not work, as Microsoft said not all would. We still recommend using Firefox as your default browser but if you prefer to use IE 11 or the new Edge here are the options on a Windows 10 computer.

  • GHP Association – IE 11
  • GHP Club – IE 11
  • GHP Golfer – can run in Edge but no option for full screen or kiosk mode (at this time)
  • Data on Demand  – Edge or IE 11
  • eClubhouse –  Edge or IE 11
  • eGolfer – Edge or IE 11
  • eNewsletter/eRevision – Edge or IE 11
  • GHIN.com – Edge or IE 11
  • Help Desk – Edge or IE 11
  • Info Portal – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Association Admin – IE 11
  • TPP Association Viewer – IE 11
  • TPP Association Clubhouse Viewer – IE 11
  • TPP Golfer Registration – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP OnCourse – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Scoring Pages – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Texting – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Club Admin – IE 11
  • TPP Club Golfer Registration – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Club OnCourse – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Club Scoring Pages – Edge or IE 11
  • TPP Club Viewer – IE 11
  • TPP Club Clubhouse Viewer – IE 11
  • Widgets – Edge or IE 11
  • Web Reports – Edge or IE 11

If you have any questions, please contact GHIN Support (800) 940-8535 x1 or ghinsupport@usga.org.