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3 people timesharing the one computer - logging in to ACT! 10

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Country: Australia

3 people timesharing the one computer - logging in to ACT! 10

Can anyone help?

We have three people timesharing a single computer and need to each log in individually to ACT when we are rostered on.  How do you go about setting up the initial screen so that you can log on (like you could in ACT 6?

 

We have tried to find an answer, but each time we open the database it opens to the same person.

 

thanks for any help.

Anna

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Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: 3 people timesharing the one computer - logging in to ACT! 10

The licensing was changed after ACT! 6 and now is for the named user. If all three people want to share the same database even though only one computer is involved, you would need three licenses. However, they could each have their own database one the same computer.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
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royel@techbenders.com
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New Member
Posts: 2
Country: Australia

Re: 3 people timesharing the one computer - logging in to ACT! 10

Thanks for your help - it has saved me going bald!

Is there somewhere we can send suggestions for program adjustments?  In this tight economic time surely it makes sense for the license to be computer linked instead of person?  Only one person at a time can use one computer.

 

Smiley Happy

Anna

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Posts: 241
Country: United States

Re: 3 people timesharing the one computer - logging in to ACT! 10

You could also just have all three people log in under a single user name. Liscenses are tied to active users, you can have as many people log on as you like so long as you do not have active users>liscenses.
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: 3 people timesharing the one computer - logging in to ACT! 10

You can request it as a feature for a future version. For now, your choices are limited.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129