Getting Started

Prerequisites and Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7,  Windows 8 or Windows 10.
    All Versions of Windows can be either 32 or 64 bit
    (Windows 8 RT is not supported). Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer supported.
  • Microsoft Access (runtime) 2016 or later
  • Access 2010 and 2013 are no longer supported.

    Access (Office) must be 32 bit (64 bit is not supported) This applies even if the Operating System is 64 bit.

    Earlier versions of Access are not supported. If you have an earlier version of Access, it must be removed prior to installing the correct version.
    See Removing Microsoft Access to remove an older version of Microsoft Access
     Installing Microsoft Access Runtime for instruction on installing Access Runtime.
  • Windows Updates: Type "Windows Update" or "Check for Updates" (in your Windows Search) to open Windows Update and install all service packs and updates from Microsoft for both Windows and Office ("Other Microsoft Products").
  • Networking multiple computers: See Network Setup Instructions for detailed network setup instructions and requirements.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download and install the latest update to CMS from the Downloads page. (you must be logged in to the support website in order to download).
  2. Download and unzip your CMS Data File into the “My Documents\CMS\Data” folder. The name of this file is “CMS.mdb” (you may not see the “.mdb” extension.) If you did not receive your CMS Data file, please contact tech support.
  3. Multi-User installation: The location of the data file should be on a server or shared folder.
Starting Chabad Management System
  • Double-click the Chabad Management System shortcut on your desktop to start CMS.
  • When prompted for the CMS Data File, choose it from the “My Documents\CMS\Data” folder (or from the mapped drive, in a multi-user environment).
  • When prompted to activate, choose Yes. Select the License and click Activate.

Common Errors
After installing CMS, if you are getting any of these errors, please follow the solutions below.
Additional Support
If you need CMS Tech Support to do the setup for you, please let us know.  CMS support staff will log in to your computers and attempt to do all the above. Setup fee: $50.