File-Sharing

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Before other computers can connect with the Server machine, the Server's firewall must be set up to allow file-sharing.

If you have a commercial firewall product (e.g. one that comes as part of an antivirus package), consult the software's documentation for how to allow file-sharing. If you're using the standard Windows firewall, follow these steps:

  1. On Windows 7, Vista or Server 2008:
In the Control Panel, click Windows Firewall.
  • In the resulting window, click Change settings.
    1. On Windows XP or Server 2003:
    In the Control Panel, click Windows Firewall.
    1. A window opens where you can make firewall adjustments. Go to the Exceptions section of this window.
    2. In the list, go to File and Printer Sharing. If the accompanying checkbox isn't already marked, checkmark it.
    3. Click OK to exit.

    This step is required for all the other troubleshooting discussed later in this appendix.

    Note also that MainBoss users need read permission on whatever folder holds the MainBoss software that they're supposed to use. If you install the software on individual computers, make sure that on each computer, every person running MainBoss on that computer has read permission on the MainBoss software folder. If you install the software at a shared network location, make sure that every person using that software to run MainBoss has read permission on the shared folder.

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