How to Make Your Database Available to all Windows Accounts ?
This document applies if you want to run SpeedBase with multiuser access on a RDS (remote desktop services or terminal services) environment.
By default, your database is located under your own documents folder. If a user logs on using a different Windows account,
that document folder becomes invisible and SB suggests you to create a new database. If each user only needs to access
his/her own private database, then this works just fine. But if you want the same database to be available to all users,
all you have to do is, to move your data folder to some public folder and then adjust connection settings from SpeedBase
as described below:
- Open SpeedBase, click "data" menu, click "exit".
- Open your "my documents" folder, double click "SpeedBase" folder,
- Right click "data" folder, select "copy"
- Go to the desired folder which is visible to all users, right click on an empty area,
- Start SpeedBase,
- Click "database" menu, click "connection settings"
* If you get a warning telling that database cannot be found, click "ok" and then
click "Open Config." on the next window
- From connection settings window, select your new data folder location (you should
select the folder named as "data")
- Select your database file name,
- You should repeat the same changes to connection settings under all other Windows
To prevent accidental use of the older data folder, either delete it or move that folder to some backup location.