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Help with switching main server/traveling with act.

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Help with switching main server/traveling with act.

Basically - We have one main desktop(desktop 1) that is the main severe in the office, and another desktop(desktop 2) that accesses the server/data base from main computer, as well as one windows tablet that accesses ACT data base.

HOW do we set it up so that the tablet can be taken home to use act?
Do we need to back up the main server on desktop 1, then create new server/data base on the tablet and import saved database?
Will this then make the tablet the main server we can use and connect to with desktop 1 an desktop 2?

We want to be able to take the tablet away from the office to use, save information, and that information still be available to the two desktops when connected to data base.

Sorry if this sounds silly, just want to make sure we do not loose anything ! Please advice.

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Re: Help with switching main server/traveling with act.

It sounds like currently the tablet is accessing the database through a network file share.

 

On the server, you could set up something called remote database synchronization. This would allow you to, in short, create a special copy of the database to put on the Windows tablet which allows you to carry the data with you on that tablet, make any necessary changes, then when you get back to the office and connect to the network, synchronize the changes. 

 

For more information, refer to this knowledgebase article: http://kb.swiftpage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14116

Elise O'Pry
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Re: Help with switching main server/traveling with act.

Elise - Does Act! run on a tablet? 


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Re: Help with switching main server/traveling with act.

If the tablet is running a fully functional and supported Windows Operating system and also meets the hardware requirements necessary to run Act! and SQL Server, yes. 


An example would be the Microsoft Surface Pros. Many people consider the Surface Pros to be tablets, even though they're more like a computer that occasionally converts to a tablet. 

 

Any other tablet, you're limited to accessing an Act! Premium (access via web) database via browser.

Elise O'Pry
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