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Contact Wolf Network Sharing Configuration Instructions:
Configuring Contact Wolf for Network Sharing is EASY! We have
included a built-in menu option in the software to make all the
necessary Network configuration changes for you.
Follow the Step by Step Instructions below to share the
Contact Wolf database on your network.
Install Contact Wolf on EACH computer under the
Users account that you want to use the software and share the
Note: Contact Wolf should NOT
be installed on the Network Server. It should be installed and
registered on each Users computer under their normal User account.
Deciding on a Shared folder for the Contact Wolf Database:
To share the database between users on a network the Contact Wolf
database file CWdb240.mdb
must be in a Shared folder that ALL users
are allowed access to.
If your network uses a network server you can select a folder on
the network server. If no server is available you can select any
computer on the network to act as the server for the Contact Wolf
Option #1 : Select an existing folder or create a new
You can either select an existing folder or create a new folder
and designate it as SHARED by
RIGHT CLICKING on the Folder in Windows Explorer and selecting
PROPERTIES -> SHARING
Click on the SHARE button -> Select the Users on the
Network to share the folder with
Option #2 : Select an existing default shared folder:
Windows Operating Systems include Shared folders by default. One
easy choice is to select the PUBLIC folder on
ONE of the computers on the network. This folder can usually
be found at the following location on a Windows computer
The PUBLIC folder is normally shared by default to ALL users on
the network and is a good choice.
Once you have decided on a Shared Folder
either on the Network Server or a computer on your network continue
Assigning the Shared Folder for each User on the Network:
Contact Wolf includes a menu option to assign the Shared folder
as the Database folder to be accessed.
This process MUST be performed for EACH USER
on the network from EACH USERS computer while running
Contact Wolf from their User account.
1) Start Contact Wolf and Select menu option:
File -> Change Database Location
2) Navigate to the Folder you want to use as the Shared Folder on
the Network and click once on it to select and Highlight it.
3) Click OK to accept it.
( Note If the Contact Wolf database file CWdb240.mdb does not
already exist in the selected folder location it will automatically
be copied there)
4) Close Contact Wolf and restart it.
Assigning the Shared Folder for other Users on the Network:
Start Contact Wolf on the Users computer
Repeat Step#3 for EACH USER on the Network
If you have any problems or questions contact us at our support
For Power Users you can also setup the Network Configuration
manually using the ODBC Administrator under each users account:
Click here for manual instructions: