Installation question...


S

Sunnie

Good Morning, Everyone -

Let me start out this question by say I think I installed MS Office
Accounting Professional 2007 wrong. :)

So this is what I did...I installed it on our Accounting Manager's first. I
took all defaults, since I really couldn't find much info online about how to
install it. It intalled SQL (I think express) on his compter and the company
files were saved locally. I didn't realize that was the default, but I kept
it that way. Then a few months later he wanted his Accountant to use the
software. That's when I realized the files were being saved locally on the
manager's computer...so I moved the folders to a shared network drive and
told him to use them. After moving them he was able to open the files. So
again, I go back to the Accountant's computer and install, taking all
defaults. But she cannot open the files on the shared network, because when
he opened them it put a lock on the file. So some research led me to setting
up multi user in Accounting Professional, so I did this on the manager's
computer...then on hers.

Now we want to replace the manager's computer...but when we take it offline,
even though Accounting Professional is setup the same exact way on the new
one, neither one of them can open the files. They receive this message: The
company could not be opened. Please ensure the sol server exists, the
service is running, and that access has been granted. So, I put his old
computer back in place everything worked. So it seems as though his old
computer is the main computer for the applicaiton.

How do I fix that? How do I correct this and still keep the company files
in tact?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Kollen Glynn [MS]

Hi Sunnie,

Try opening the .sbc shortcut files in notepad or other text editor and
checking whether the machine name specified in the shortcut file matches the
name of the machine that you are trying to connect to. It sounds like these
could be wrong.

Kollen
 
S

Sunnie

Thanks Kollen...

I opened the .sbc in notepad, and it does have his old computer name as the
server. So what does this mean? Do I have to have Accounting Professional
2007 actually installed on a server? Or can I just change that server name
to the network location of the files?

Thanks again!
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Thanks,
Sunnie


Kollen Glynn said:
Hi Sunnie,

Try opening the .sbc shortcut files in notepad or other text editor and
checking whether the machine name specified in the shortcut file matches the
name of the machine that you are trying to connect to. It sounds like these
could be wrong.

Kollen
 
K

Kollen Glynn [MS]

Yep, just go ahead and edit the file and correct the name.

Sunnie said:
Thanks Kollen...

I opened the .sbc in notepad, and it does have his old computer name as
the
server. So what does this mean? Do I have to have Accounting
Professional
2007 actually installed on a server? Or can I just change that server
name
to the network location of the files?

Thanks again!
 
S

Sunnie

But do I have to install it on a server? Because right now I do not have it
installed on a server...just their workstations.
 
K

Kollen Glynn [MS]

You don't have to install it on a server. You can have the main installation
on someone's workstation and have others connect to it but if the person
with the main installation is rebooting the machine often or causing some
other connectivity disruption or the work load is affecting the primary
machine then you may want to dedicate a server machine.
 
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