Journal Entry Tool (JET)

JET is a tool used by accountants at UW for entering transactions into accounting journals in a Shared Financial System (SFS). For general information about JET, see:

Download and install JET

This application can only be installed by a computer administrator. Contact IT support for assistance with these steps.

Download the JET user from this link:

Instructions to install

  • Download the journalentry.application file using Firefox or Chrome (Edge will block the download altogether).
  • Right click the .application file, go to Properties and check the Unblock box, then click Apply

  • Run the installer. You will get a message that Windows Defender SmartScreen blocked the install.
  • Navigate to the current user's AppData\Local\Apps directory and find a child directory called 2.0 

  • Copy the 2.0 directory
  • Navigate to C:\Program Files and create a new directory called Journal Entry Tool
  • Paste the 2.0 directory inside the Journal Entry Tool directory
  • Use search to find JournalEntry.exe inside the 2.0 folder
  • Repeat step #2 to unblock the JournalEntry.exe file in the same way you unblocked JournalEntry.application.
  • Create a shortcut to JournalEntry.exe.
  • Move the shortcut to C:\Users\Public\Desktop 
  • You now have a Journal Entry shortcut on the public desktop. Test it to make sure the app is working. All logged in users on this computer will see the shortcut.

Keywords:jet, journal, entry, sfs, financial   Doc ID:107544
Owner:Desktop Support L.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2020-12-03 12:10 CDTUpdated:2023-07-13 15:28 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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