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Networking Ace Payroll

  • The standard version of Ace Payroll can be networked - there is no additional software needed, nor additional licenses to buy.
  • To find out where Ace Payroll is currently installed, go into the existing Ace Payroll, go to Utilities then System Information and note the location of the Program Files and Data Files.
  • Once you've done this, put the program and data anywhere you want on the network.
  • On the user machines set up a Windows shortcut and make the target line

    location of program, space, location of data.
  • For example, if both program and data are in f:\winpay the target would read

    f:\winpay\pay.exe f:\winpay
  • If the program was on the local machine, with the data in the directory of your choice on the server, another example would be

    c:\winpay\pay.exe g:\data\payroll
  • If the client runs multiple companies, you would have a different shortcut for each company following the same rule outlined above. Two examples would be

    g:\winpay\pay.exe g:\winpay


    for the first company, and for the second

    g:\winpay\pay.exe g:\winpay\comp2
  • The program can be accessed by multiple users, but is not really designed to have two or more users entering data into one database at any one time. However, if you run multiple companies, each user can be using a different data set simultaneously.

Checklist

  • Ace Payroll uses just three program files - PAY.EXE, PAY.HLP, and PAY.VER
  • All data files are no more than 8 characters each, and all end in .DTA
  • Copying PAY.* and *.DTA from their present locations copies all files.
  • Ace Payroll never writes to the Windows registry.
  • Make sure each user has full read and write access to the relevant folders.
  • If you get a message saying "Faulty Setup File" after you have set up the shortcut, it is because the user does not have access to the relevant folders.
  • After networking Ace Payroll, hit the F2 key on the keyboard to ensure all employees are there, then go to Reports / Reconciliation and check all wage data is there.

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April 2017 Changes
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Using The F1 Help Manual
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Timing of Upgrade Installation
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System Information
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Transferring Ace Payroll To Another Computer
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Installing Without A CD
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Version & Serial Numbers
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Registration
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Multiple Companies
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Function Keys in Ace Payroll
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Password Entry
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Ace Payroll & Windows 8
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Ace Payroll & Windows 7
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Apple Mac - Moving from Windows
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Ace Payroll & Linux
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Alphabetical Index
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