Networking: Allowing CLIENT PC applications to have access to database file on the SERVER PC?
Posted on 2008-10-08
I need to confirm my ideas on networking. I have a client-server application that I'm about to finish and then deploy.
The database file will be installed on the server somewhere like
When my application runs on all the client PCs, they will need to be able to connect to the DB.fdb file on the Server.
1. What instructions do I give the customer or his/her Network Administrator on how to allow the client applications access to the file?
---Give details for both the Server PC and the Client PCs.
---Please take into account the path's longevity. For example if a Client Application connects to the file using "\\SERVER\DB.fdb" and for some networking reason that I'm not familiar with this path becomes invalid but the user could connect using a different path - this is BAD - we need whatever Path is going to work most of the time and will survive reboots and log ons and log offs.
ISSUES AND INFORMATION:
--All PCs involved will be Windows 2000 or later
--The application is a Win32 application
--The database file is a FireBird database file