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Setting Up Your YAC Server

After downloading the YAC ZIP file from the YAC website, unzip the contents of the ZIP file to a temporary directory and then launch the setup.exe file. Click the Next button on the first screen of the installer.

Read through the License agreement, accept the agreement, and then click the Next. Choose a destination directory for YAC to reside in and then click Next. Next, select a Start menu folder to place your YAC's shortcuts in. Finally, you'll be presented with a summary of your proposed installation selections. Confirm your selections and press Install to start the actual install.

When the install completes, you should be presented with a screen telling you that the setup process has successfully completed.

At this point, you need to configure your YAC server. Go ahead and launch the YAC item from the YAC Start folder that you specified earlier.

If you have multiple communication devices, you will now be presented with a screen asking you to pick which modem on your machine that you want YAC to work with. Go ahead and choose whichever modem device is caller ID-enabled and then click OK, as shown in Figure 1.

At this point, you should see an icon in your Windows Tray Notification Area as shown in Figure 2.

Now, whenever someone calls your home, you should see a notification like the one in Figure 3, which tells you the number of the caller, and the name of the caller, if it's available.

I personally find the default YAC notification in Figure 3 to be a bit obtrusive on my screen real estate. If you right-click on the YAC icon in the tray notification area and then choose the Preferences menu item, you can select the "Use Windows Balloon To Show Caller ID Info" option to change how incoming call notifications are displayed (see Figure 4).

Setting the option will allow you to see incoming caller ID information as shown in Figure 5.

If you want to have YAC startup automatically when you start up Windows, you should go ahead and put a YAC shortcut into the Windows Startup folder.

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