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  • Networking

    Is it possible for me to network my program with v9 through out the store or do i have to place it on each computer? I have the server ready i just need to get it to the other computers in the store.

  • #2
    Re: Networking

    The usual setup is to install the runtime on the computers that will be using your database. The database itself resides on the server. You open the runtime, open the database, create a shortcut on each machine that points to the database on the server.

    The user then just opens the shortcut.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Networking

      so i need to install v9 on to my other computers then?


      • #4
        Re: Networking

        Runtime or developer, yes.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Networking

          ok thanks


          • #6
            Re: Networking

            Simon, It is not that hard to do.

            Put the runtime on a cd, thumb drive or on the master computer and have the install run from there.

            I did this with v9 and back: In stalled runtime into a folder on c drive along with the shadowed app. I then copied it to as many as 27 other computers and they all work very well. I used the netwrork mapping and NOT a drive letter.

            Good Luck

            Dave Mason
            [email protected]
            Skype is dave.mason46


            • #7
              Re: Networking

              Simon, suggets that you don't make my mistake and forget to load V9 Runtime and the latest patches for the Runtime.
              I updated the Dev cersion but not the R/T and it all blew up.

              R/T and Dev versions need to be the same.
              See our Hybrid Option here;

              There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
              Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


              • #8
                Re: Networking

                Or you could use terminal services if you have a windows server. When using TS everything is on the server and all you are getting across the network are the screen updates, key, & mouse actions. When you use TS all you have to worry about is the server if you make any changes. Speed is also way faster using TS. If you get a new computer all you have to do is get in on the network and open a remote desktop & you will be ready to go to work.


                • #9
                  Re: Networking

                  I agree with Jack. We are using RDS, the successor to TS, and it is fast and browserless. Cost is about $85 per user per year through our two ISPs already set up to do it and about the same one-time cost in-house if you add RDS CALS to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. We are running all of our desktop applications, without changing any lines of code, and it is faster than the desktop.