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QB Regular 2006 - Multiple users?

Everything I have read seems to suggest it is not possible to run two versions of Quickbooks Regular 2006 who access the same company file simultaneously on different PCs.

Is this true and do I need at least Pro 2006 edition (or upgrade to the 2008 equivalent) or can it be done some other way?
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
You can't open the same company file on 2 PCs unless you buy the network version.
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cbmmCommented:
if  you are operating in single mode, you can only open the file from one pc at a time. if you have more than one license you can change the file to multi-user with the regular version. i have 2006 qb on three pc's in multiuser and it works no problems. each pc accessing the file simutaneously has to have a different license or it will not work
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tigermattAuthor Commented:
I currently have 1 license for QB Regular 2006, so by sourcing a second one I can install that and convert all the company files to multi user mode. And that acts like a database I guess, so a change made by one user is replicated to all the others?

Do you have any reference material or links I can refer to regarding this procedure?

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cbmmCommented:
basically on the pc that will host the qb file, you will have to go to c:\program files\intuit and share the folder or do a search for your company file and share the folder that it is in. then just create a mapped drive on the remote pc to the shared file, this can be done by right clicking the start button and opening explore--tools--map network drive. user whatever drive letter you want, preferably close to end of the alphabet. then once you have done that open quickbooks on the host pc , go to file, change to multi-user. on the remote pc go to file, open compnay, and point to your mapped drive
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cbmmCommented:
there isnt any modification the original file to use "multi-user" mode
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tigermattAuthor Commented:
OK brilliant, will check this out as soon as possible and let you know.

Quickbooks files are on the share on the server it was just the actual bit in Quickbooks which I'm not so good with!
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cbmmCommented:
then this should be super easy for you
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tigermattAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much indeed!
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