Can Quicken or MS Money work over a home network?
January 5, 2004 6:22 AM Subscribe
Can Quicken or MS Money work over a home network? I have many PCs in my house and it would be nice to be able to enter a transaction from anywhere. More inside.
posted by bondcliff to work & money (5 answers total)
Intuit Doesn't support
the use of their product over a network and Microsoft, as usual, is no help. I'd like to be able to put my data file on a shared folder (ideally on a Samba share on a Linux server I'm putting up) and access it from anywhere in the home. I wouldn't need to have the same file open on two PCs at the same time.
I suppose I could just put the data file on a network drive and see what happens but given the nature of the data I really don't want to play with something so critical.
Has anyone done this? Does it work? Any tricks to it? Does Quicken store everything
in the data file, including on-line banking info, etc? Would this cause a problem for automatic program updates on the different PCs?
I'm open to alternative products as long as they support on-line banking and my non-power-user wife would be willing to switch. Gnu-Cash is not a viable alternative.