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.

Keywordsjet, journal, entry, sfs, financial   Doc ID107544
OwnerDesktop Support L.GroupUW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created2020-12-03 12:10:24Updated2023-07-13 15:28:35
SitesUW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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