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can you run one office database on 3 computers ?

by ybybybybyb / January 30, 2006 9:52 AM PST

Looking to know if you can run one database (calendar and contacts) from one computer and access the same databse from two other computers already connected with a lan network.

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Not any more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 10:10 AM PST

Web Folders was removed in later versions. It's likely because the feature you wanted is in the Exchange Server.


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by ybybybybyb / January 30, 2006 10:23 AM PST
In reply to: Not any more.

thanks for replying but I dont know what that means. Do you mean windows versions dont allow that? I am running 98 on all 3 systems.

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Look up this site.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 10:52 AM PST
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Find Slipstick on and read what it has to write about this. The answer is not what people want to hear so I don't tell them no.

If your version of Office has web folders, then you might try it.


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Links about sharing calendar and contacts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 11:25 AM PST writes "For many offices, the most frustrating experience related to Microsoft Outlook is finding out that, unless you are using Microsoft Exchange Server, there is no simple, built-in, reliable method for sharing contacts and calendars. That's right, there's no "magic wand" you can wave to enable people to easily share Outlook data without Exchange." notes a solution but then again "Even though Microsoft Outlook makes it easy to coordinate meetings with other Microsoft Exchange Server users, there is no built-in mechanism for maintaining a central calendar."

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