Using the Catalyst MFG desktop shortcut created during installation, open the Catalyst front-end database. You can either test the system using the default sample company database or relink to an empty back-end database using the steps below.
To relink to an empty back-end database, select Relink Company Database from the Tools tab and browse to the empty back-end database file (e.g. Catalyst v5.00_be.mdb) located in the Catalyst directory.
For 32-bit machines the Catalyst installation directory will be C:\Program Files\Catalyst. For 64-bit machines the Catalyst installation directory will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Catalyst.
Click Refresh Links to relink to the empty back-end database.
After relinking, open the Registration Wizard (Help > Product Registration) and enter your company information. It is not necessary to submit the product registration if you've already received a trial activation code.
After receiving a trial activation code, enter it into the Registration Wizard the next time you open the database.