Accounting Express 2009 Client Installation


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Ben

Hi,

I am struggling to get my head round what is and is not allowed in the new
version of Accounting Express 2009.

I have a client who is running SBS 2003. A number of users use Business
Contact Manager for Outlook 2007. The BCM database is hosted on an instance
of SQL Server 2005 running on SBS.

All I want to do, as I have done with BCM is host the Accounting Express
database on the Small Business Server.

The installation of Accounting Express has a client installation option, yet
there seems to be hardly any documentation on how to set this up.

I have tried installing Accounting Express on the SBS (as suggested in the
Microsoft guide "Installing and Configuring Office Accounting for Use with
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 and SQL Server 2005") yet when I then
try and open the shared mycompany.sbc file from the client, I just get a
message telling me the file I am attempting to open was created on another
computer and cannot be loaded.

I don't have a problem with Accounting Express being restricted to a single
user. I don't even mind that there can only be one concurrent user. All I
want is to have my database stored on a secure server that is backed up
regularly rather than on a client users pc.

The other issue is that having taken the above approach with BCM, the only
way I can integrate with the BCM database is to install MOAExpress on my
server and then connect from a client - which of course does not work.

Please advise.

What I do not understand is there is a Data tool that allows you to change
the database instance name yet this doesn't work. If these features are not
meant to work in the express edition that is fine but a) it would be better
not to display them and b) some documentation would be nice.

Many thanks,

Apologies if I sound frustrated - it's just I have spent the last 4 hours
fighting with this.
 
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pmuscato

Hi,

I am struggling to get my head round what is and is not allowed in the new
version of Accounting Express 2009.

I have a client who is running SBS 2003. A number of users use Business
Contact Manager for Outlook 2007. The BCM database is hosted on an instance
of SQL Server 2005 running on SBS.

All I want to do, as I have done with BCM is host the Accounting Express
database on the Small Business Server.

The installation of Accounting Express has a client installation option, yet
there seems to be hardly any documentation on how to set this up.

I have tried installing Accounting Express on the SBS (as suggested in the
Microsoft guide "Installing and Configuring Office Accounting for Use with
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 and SQL Server 2005") yet when I then
try and open the shared mycompany.sbc file from the client, I just get a
message telling me the file I am attempting to open was created on another
computer and cannot be loaded.

I don't have a problem with Accounting Express being restricted to a single
user. I don't even mind that there can only be one concurrent user. All I
want is to have my database stored on a secure server that is backed up
regularly rather than on a client users pc.

The other issue is that having taken the above approach with BCM, the only
way I can integrate with the BCM database is to install MOAExpress on my
server and then connect from a client - which of course does not work.

Please advise.

What I do not understand is there is a Data tool that allows you to change
the database instance name yet this doesn't work. If these features are not
meant to work in the express edition that is fine but a) it would be better
not to display them and b) some documentation would be nice.

Many thanks,

Apologies if I sound frustrated - it's just I have spent the last 4 hours
fighting with this.
The Express version does not support network access. For that feature,
you must upgrade to the Professional version.
See the compare features page at:
http://www.ideawins.com/Compare.aspx
 

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