Sharing NK2 files across multiple clients
Posted on 2009-03-31
Our CEO uses multiple clients. Eg. One in the office, home, remote site etc. He is computer illierate and most things are too difficult so my solution needs to be as simple as possible.
When he uses the 1st Client (C1) and adds a new entry into the NK2 file he is happy. However, when he then goes home, there is no entry for it on that client (C2).
I can't find anyway that I can use a common NK2 file or move it freely through the clients without a usb key, emailing it or something similar. I dare not offer this to him.
I have managed to write a quickie in VB. When a client boots up I get the file from an FTP site, poll every 3 seconds, find an instance where Outlook is no longer running and then punt back the file to the FTP site. Installed on every client, this wouldn't be an issue but it is frought with danger. What happens when a client is left open in Outlook and he jumps on another client elsewhere? There is a chance that the files will be out of sync. Polling every 3 seconds - clumsy and ugly. If I can't get access to the FTP site, whilst I am trapping this as an error, it still misses that instance etc etc.
Has anyone got any ideas about this? Is there an easier way? Is there anything tidier that I can do to eliminate any of the issues?
All comments would be gratefuly received.