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Installing EasyACCT on a network

SOLVEDby IntuitEasyACCTUpdated July 14, 2022

Installing EasyACCT in a network environment will allow data sharing and save time on downloading and installing internet updates.

Before you start:

  • This article references default installation paths and uses YY to reference the tax year in 20YY format. C: will always indicate the local drive and X: will always indicate the network drive.

Step 1: Install EasyACCT to the server.

Follow these steps if you're installing EasyACCT from the internet:

  1. Close all applications.
  2. Locate the confirmation or product release email.
  3. Log in to My Account from the email.
  4. Begin the download.

Follow these steps if you're installing EasyACCT from a CD:

  1. Close all applications.
  2. Insert the CD-ROM into the drive.
    • If the installation doesn't start automatically, go to Start > Run and enter D:\SETUP.EXE (where D is the CD-ROM drive). Then select to install EasyACCT and choose the C:\  drive.
  3. In the Product Installation menu, select EasyACCT and click OK.
  4. On the Module Selection screen, select the EasyACCT Program and the Network Setup Utility.
  5. Follow the remaining on-screen steps to complete the installation.
  6. Restart your computer.

Step 2: Install EasyACCT at each workstation.

Follow these steps to install EasyACCT at a workstation:

  1. In the workstation, type Run into the Windows search.
  2. Select the Run application.
  3. Enter X:\EASYW\NETWORK\SETUP.EXE.
    • X:\ corresponds to the mapped network drive where the program was installed in "Step 1: Install EasyACCT to the Server."
  4. Follow the remaining on-screen steps to complete the installation.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each workstation.
 

Alternatively, you can install the program locally and continue to "Step 3: Sharing the data."  

Step 3: Sharing the data.

  1. Open EasyACCT.
  2. On the Company Selection screen, select System and choose System Utilities.
  3.  Select System Characteristics.
  4. In the Path for Company Data field, input the shared location for EasyACCT data.
    • For example: X:\EASYW\DATA). 
  5. Switch to the Updates tab. 
  6. Make sure both boxes are checked. 
  7. Make sure the drive indicated for the Shared Download Path is the same as server. 
    • Indicate the network drive as the shared download path. 
 

Updates to the program should be performed at the server. When Automatic Check for Updates is enabled, the workstation will detect when updates are installed to the server and automatically download them to the workstation.   

 

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