Network Setup

Network (multi-user) Installation

If you have purchased multiple licenses for your Bottom Line Accounting Software, please Install the program on each workstation. You only need to install it on the Server if you be using the Server as a workstation. Supported Windows OS versions are: XP, WIn 7, 8, and 10 You have to order the # of BLA licenses you be installing on your network. I.E. 3 workstations = 3 BLA licenses. To order licenses please call 407.355.0800

We have found that network operations are most reliable when using the PRO = Professional version release. We recommend, hiring a network installer to assist you with the network setup unless you are an advanced Windows user and understand networking. For a fee we can also remotely connect to your PC's and install BLA and assist you with the network setup

NOTICE: Accept all defaults as suggested during installation (i.e., accept the default drives and directories). Over 90% of tech support questions concerning installation problems come from arbitrarily changing defaults during the install process, and not reading this!

On the File Server, create a shared data folder with full access rights (The name does not matter. See your network software application for instructions for network setup.). Copy all files to this shared folder This discussion assumes that you will share this folder as the N:\ drive and map to it as the N:\ drive on all the workstations AND THE FILE SERVER (the machine the data is physically stored on).

On ALL workstations as well as the file server and change the path in the BDEAdmin program to N:\ in the "Drivers" tab under NET DIR (see below).

Setting the BDEAdmin Net Directory

On each workstation, after the BLA installation is complete select the "BDEAdmin" icon from Control Panel. Follow the next steps:

Note: The following instruction assumes you selected the default install directory of C:\Program Files\Bottom Line Accounting. If you install the program into a different directory, change directories as applicable.
  1. Double click on the BDEAdmin icon to run it.
  2. Click on the "Configuration" tab.
  3. Next in the Configuration box click on:
  4. "Configuration", "Drivers", "Native", "PARADOX" respectively.
  5. Select "PARADOX" in the Driver Name: box.
  6. From the Definition tab (right side), click on "NET DIR".
  7. Enter the path to the data files ["N:\"] in this field.
  8. Now click on: "Configuration", "System", "INIT" respectively. The following screen will be displayed:
  10. Next click on the "Databases" tab on the upper left.
  11. Select "Object" from top left of screen.
  12. Select "Exit".
  13. Select "Yes" on the save changes box prompt.

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