How to get SOUL?

After purchasing the software from INFLIBNET Centre, Visit SOUL website and click on Download button given on top right corner.

There you will find download section for each version of SOUL.

From where to download 'Offline/ Online Updates of SOUL'?

Offline update URL : http://soul.inflibnet.ac.in/downloads.php

Online update can be done from SOUL software itself.

How to activate SOUL Product?
  1. There are Two kinds of SOUL related keys: One is the Product Key that is generally written on CD-Cover beneath Institute Name. This key is permanent key and cannot be changed and is individually to the Institute.

  2. Another key is "Handshake Key". This key is generated when clicked on "Activate your product" button after installing the SOUL Server. This key cannot be changed manually and is generated unique to every machine.

  3. One more key is the Activation Key which is needed to provide with Handshake Key when Activation of SOUL Server is required.

  4. To get the Activation Key, contact the SOUL Support Cell either by E-Mail or fax or Letter describing Institute Name as written on the CD, ID Key written on the CD-Cover and Handshake Key without any character mistake.

  5. In return, SOUL Support Cell will contact back by any comfortable means of E-mail or Fax and will provide the Activation Key.

  6. After entering the Activation Key, click on the Button named "Activate".

  7. If the Handshake key provided, ID Key Entered while Installing SOUL Server and activation key provided is properly entered then it will give a Successful Activation message.

  8. If such message is given, contact us back to notify the same.
How to Set-up the Indic IME Fonts for Regional Langauages?
  1. Through Internet, Go to URL : http://www.bhashaindia.com
  2. Select the languague to download
  3. Select the INDIC IME V 5.1 Fonts for the same
  4. Download the language
  5. Open the downloaded folder and start the setup.
How to create DSN?
  • Go to My Computer
  • Open Control Panel
  • Go to Administrative Tools
  • Open the Data Sources (ODBC) Module
  • Select the 'User DSN' tab
  • Click on 'Add'
  • In 'Create New Data Source' select the SQL Server from Name field.
  • Click 'Finish'
  • Enter the following value:
    • Name : Enter any Name without Spaces,Special Characters like !,@,# etc.
    • Description : This field is optional. Either keep it blank or type any remarks to remember
    • Server : Type that Computer's Full Name in which SOUL Database
  • Click 'Next'
  • In 'How should SQL Server verify the authenticity of the login ID?' select the 'With SQL Server Authentication....' option.
  • Give the following credentials.
    • Login ID : sa
    • Password : SQL Password (If the step named 'Install Database Engine' has been performed from the SOUL CD and no changes has been made to password manually in SQL than default SQL Password is 'soul20' otherwise provide the password changed manually)
How to find Full Computer's Name?
  1. On the Desktop, right-click 'My Computer'
  2. Select Properties option
  3. Select 'Computer Name' tab and look for the field 'Full Computer Name'
  4. It will show the Full Computer Name