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SHARING quickbooks 2006 or 2007 data files on Windows Storage Server 2003 R2

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Helllo,
am trying to decide if Dell Power Vault NF 100 with Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 for small office is correct choice.

There are two full time users, some times three.  

they are currently using one copy of Quickbooks but would like ability to share.  Apparently with Quickbooks 2007, intuit has added the ability to run networked in two ways - 1)users are each running the software locally but accessing database on server using file sharing, or 2) a Quickbooks DB server runs as a process on a server
I wouldn't expect the second method to work on Storage Server, but what about the first option?

thanks in advance
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QB 2007 (in the US) and QB 2008 (US and Canada) is best run as a client server application with the server application and data file running on a server (Option 2). It runs fastest this way for 3 users.

You can install QB 2007 or QB 2008 as standalone (Option 1). In this mode, there is no server applet, so you can just park the data file on a common drive and then users can map to the drive and open the file. Should work just fine.

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