Firsttime BCM installation - client / network setup



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Firsttime BCM installation - client / network setup

Postby QldD » Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:32:04 GMT

I'm testing BCM to see if it will work better for us in a SMB R2 environment. 
Ideally I would like to set up the shared database on the server and then 
install each workstation to point to this database. I installed on my 
workstation and copied the MSSmallbusiness entries from my root drive to a 
shared network drive. I can't get the local/client/workstation to point to 
the network. The network has SQL on it. I would prefer not to install Outlook 
onto the server. Is there a way to do this?

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1.BCM max users/network setup

Have a client that uses BCM 2003 on an XP Pro computer as a (Server).
We're going to move them to an actual server for better file sharing/
permissions control. Most of the users are familiar with BCM and I am
not. Can you install it on a network and have it shared among the
network of about 10-14 people. Can users be setup with different
permissions such as read-only or full read/write to the bcm database?
And if so can you point me in the right direction on the setup or what
to look out for.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions



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