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How to install act for multiple users?

New Member
Posts: 1
Country: Canada

How to install act for multiple users?

Hi there,


Act! is already installed on the main computer here at the office, but what I need to do it install act for multiple users. If it's already installed, how would I go about installing act so 2 other computers will be able access it? I haven't found clear step-by-step instructions yet. Do i need to install act on the other two computers? HELP

Bronze Contributor
Posts: 955
Country: Australia

Re: How to install act for multiple users?

In the main database you need to go to Tool, Database Maintenance and then share the database. Make shure that you have file sharing setup on that computer and then from the other machines navigate via network to the location of the shared database and open the .pad file.


The other option that works is once you have shared the database to copy the .pad file to the database folder on the local machine and when you open it on the local machine it should open the database on the shared machine.


Good Luck

Paul Buchtmann Australia
Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

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