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Two Ways to Install Time Logger on a Multi-User System

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Overview - Installing Time Logger on a Network

You have two options for installing Time Logger in a multi-user environment so that all users are able to store their time records and common data in a set of common databases:

Option 1: Install Time Logger only on a network drive, and have each user load/run the program and access the data from that server.
Option 2: Install a local copy of Time Logger to run on each user's workstation (computer) and each user accesses the data from the server.

In either case, you need these two installation files:

setuptimelogger.exe - the installer that sets up a complete installation of Responsive Time Logger on either a server drive or a local computer.

setupuser.exe - the installer that connects each user to the network server where Time Logger's central databases are located. Be sure to put this file in the folder where Time Logger is installed on the server and run it at each user's computer.

Which option is best for you depends on the characteristics of your network system and users. Option 1 is simplest, because you only have one installation of Time Logger to maintain, but it can be the slowest to start. Option 2 takes a little more effort to set up but runs the fastest. 

Finally, if some or all of your users cannot access the common drive, you can simply install Time Logger to each user's machine, and use the techniques described in Maintaining Multiple Copies of a Database to combine the data.


Option 1: Install Time Logger on a Network Drive

Option 2: Install Time Logger on End User Machines

IMPORTANT: Be sure to read the FAQ's on this topic for important multi-user setup and safety considerations.