Please read this carefully before setting up EstLite on your network.
If you have a computer network of two or more computers, EstLite can be run on each of them.
First you must plan how the copies of the program are to interact. It is important that only one station will act as the EstLite Server from which all the EstLite Clients will obtain their data and settings.
Remember, there can only be one EstLite Server, but as many EstLite Clients as your network will allow.
Setting up the EstLite Server
Install EstLite on the computer you wish to act as the Master.
In Windows, ensure that the EstLite folder on this machine (usually c:\Program Files\Est\ or, in Vista or later, Public > Public Documents > Est. If EstLite server is version 7.70 or later, and running on Vista or later, the Path will be to C:\ProgramData\Est) is set for file sharing - the EstLite Clients must be allowed to read and write to this folder.
Note also that sharing permissions have to be enabled on the server's EstLite data folder.
For more information on Windows folder sharing, click here
Configure the program with all the markups and settings that you require to run your business
Setting up an EstLite Client
Before installing any clients, please ensure that you have completed the above task "Setting up the EstLite Server".
You can install EstLite on any machine that you wish to act as a Client.
In Options/General click on the Network button and navigate through the network to the Est folder of the EstLite Server ( If EstLite server is version 7.69 or earlier, and on a Vista or newer machine the Path will be to Public > Public Documents > Est, however if EstLite server is version 7.70 or later, and running on Vista or later, the Path will be to C:\ProgramData\Est on that machine).
Once an EstLite Client has been set up, it is difficult to undo. So it is important that you have thought out which station you want to act as the server.
Everyday running of your network
The Estlite Server must be running before any of the EstLite Clients are run.
The EstLite Clients must be closed before the EstLite Server.
Once set up to act as a client, the program will obtain all data and settings from the server. If you no longer want the program to act as a client then, on the local machine, first close EstLite then delete the file network.est from the EstLite folder ( If EstLite server is version 7.69 or earlier, and on a Vista or newer machine the Path will be to Public > Public Documents > Est, however if EstLite server is version 7.70 or later, and running on Vista or later, the Path will be to C:\ProgramData\Est on that machine). Then when the program is next run it will no longer be a client.