Quicken DOES work on a network!
Contrary to all the posts I've seen on this site saying that Quicken doesn't work over a network, I'd like to report that in my experience it works just fine. As always, however, the devil is in the details.First, a few caveats:- I do not work for Quicken, and do not represent them in any way.- I understand that Quicken explicitly does NOT support Quicken over a network. You have been warned_ proceed at your own risk!Having said that, here are the details:- I've been using Quicken Basic for Windows over a network for about 10 years. (I have no experience with Quicken for Mac, or other Quicken products).- By "network", I mean a peer-to-peer network of PC's running various flavors of Windows, most recently NT, 2000, and XP pro. I don't do XP home or Vista anything.- Quicken is installed on each machine where we need it (usually 2 or 3).- Quicken's data files are stored on a shared network disk, usually on our home server, but sometimes on whatever machine is convenient. We never use Quicken's default location for its data files.*** The machine that hosts the Quicken data files must "share" the drive or folder containing the files.*** Each other machine that wants to access the data files must "map" the shared drive to a local drive letter, and access the files through that network drive.*** Quicken won't open a data file if you try to access it through "My Network Places".- I don't know what will happen if you try to open the same data file on two different machines simultaneously. We Don't Do That, and I Don't Advise It.- We don't use Quicken's built-in backup feature. We back up our Quicken files along with the rest of our important data.I hope this is of use to some of you.