Is Quicken support right about this?


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Bob Newmam

Quicken support says that no version of Quicken (I have 2008) will work on a
home network. Is this true? Mine appears to work there sometimes.

Thanks... Bob
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Bob Newmam" <[email protected]>

| Quicken support says that no version of Quicken (I have 2008) will work on a
| home network. Is this true? Mine appears to work there sometimes.

| Thanks... Bob


It depends on what is meant.

Share the application or share the data and if multiple users are to access the data at
the same time.

You can easily share the data but only one person can access the data at a time.

The application does not support being used from a server.
 
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Sharx35

David H. Lipman said:
From: "Bob Newmam" <[email protected]>

| Quicken support says that no version of Quicken (I have 2008) will work
on a
| home network. Is this true? Mine appears to work there sometimes.

| Thanks... Bob


It depends on what is meant.

Share the application or share the data and if multiple users are to
access the data at
the same time.

You can easily share the data but only one person can access the data at a
time.

The application does not support being used from a server.
ON my homework I can access the DATA from any computer. However, ONE user
at a time, please!
 
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Bob Newman

That is what I meant. One user at a time but to separate computers in
different rooms (each with Q installed) using the same data file in Vista's
"Public" folder.

Bob
 
J

JimH

My network is excellent for everything else, even streaming hi-def video.

Running Quicken however resulted in Windows "delayed write errors". This
can mean that data was lost. I decided to forget the convenience, and
run Quicken directly on my desktop.

If you do run it on the desktop, backup often, and you may want to run
validate on occasion.
 
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Bob Newman

David H. Lipman said:
From: "Bob Newmam" <[email protected]>

| Quicken support says that no version of Quicken (I have 2008) will work
on a
| home network. Is this true? Mine appears to work there sometimes.

| Thanks... Bob


It depends on what is meant.

Share the application or share the data and if multiple users are to
access the data at
the same time.

You can easily share the data but only one person can access the data at a
time.

The application does not support being used from a server.
That is what I meant. One user at a time but to separate computers in
different rooms (each with Q installed) using the same data file in Vista's
"Public" folder.

Bob
 
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Bob Newman

Actually I've had trouble getting it to run from anywhere right now. I
spent 2 1/2 hours with the Q support chat line last night and they couldn't
help. The program won't remember the last data file it used & goes back to
the screen from the install program that asks if I want to use an existing
file, a backup, or create a new one. I may be heading for MSoft Money soon.

Bob
 
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Sharx35

Bob Newman said:
That is what I meant. One user at a time but to separate computers in
different rooms (each with Q installed) using the same data file in
Vista's "Public" folder.

Bob
I'm running XP, not Vista, so I have no idea about the Public Folder
technique. I simply have Quicken 2002 installed on each of my 2 networked
computers, i.e. Quicken is installed on the C drive of each computer and I
have a full quicken data files on EACH C drive. I ONLY do changes to Quicken
data on the MAIN computer and once a week I delete all data files on the
SECONDARY computer and copy/paste the Quicken data files FROM the main
computer to the secondary computer using the network connection. Of course
you could do this via a thumb drive, too. Main thing is that I have never
attempted to ACCESS **and** UPDATE, for example the PRIMARY computer's
quicken file from the SECONDARY computer. In other words, I do not know if
Quicken allows "cross network" access to its files.
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "Bob Newman" <[email protected]>

| That is what I meant. One user at a time but to separate computers in
| different rooms (each with Q installed) using the same data file in Vista's
| "Public" folder.

| Bob

Not a problem. I have had Quciken access data files shared for years.

However I think it is better to use a mapped driver rather than a UNC. { my opinion }
 
S

speedlever

I run one data file but use Syncback SE to synchronize the data
files between my main PC and my laptop. That approach seems to
work pretty well.
 
J

JimH

Bob said:
Actually I've had trouble getting it to run from anywhere right now. I
spent 2 1/2 hours with the Q support chat line last night and they
couldn't help. The program won't remember the last data file it used &
goes back to the screen from the install program that asks if I want to
use an existing file, a backup, or create a new one. I may be heading
for MSoft Money soon.

Bob
Ah, so that is your problem. I could only make it work that way by
mapping a network drive in Windows explorer, or using a "net use"
statement to mount the directory as a virtual drive. Otherwise, Quicken
won't find the file.
 
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JimH

JimH said:
Ah, so that is your problem. I could only make it work that way by
mapping a network drive in Windows explorer, or using a "net use"
statement to mount the directory as a virtual drive. Otherwise, Quicken
won't find the file.

And, if Quicken doesn't find a file to open, then it assumes that it is
a new installation, and asks if you are a new user.
 
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Running Quicken however resulted in Windows "delayed write errors".
A Windows "Delayed Write Error" is usually indicative of problematic hardware.
Occurs often on USB drives (check chipset bugs), but sometimes on internal drives.

I would run the hard disk manufacturer's (non-destructive) diagnostics on that drive.
 

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