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Contact Wolf Network Sharing Configuration Instructions
Follow the Step by Step Instructions below to share the
Contact Wolf database on your network.
The instructions below are valid ONLY
for Contact Wolf v2.40 or greater that use database
To check your version:
1) Start Contact Wolf
Help->about Contact Wolf
If you have a previous version please contact us at email
We will then send you further instructions on how to
upgrade to continue with the network set-up.
Contact Wolf is a network compatible ODBC relational database Contact
Manager. The following instructions explain how to setup
and configure Contact Wolf in a network environment so
that its database can be shared by all users on the
CONTACT WOLF: - CHANGING THE ODBC
DATABASE PATH for NETWORK USAGE
The Contact Wolf database file name is CWdb240.mdb.
When first installed Contact Wolf installs and registers
the database in the following folder location on each
computer its installed on.
DATABASE LOCATIONS for CWdb240.mdb :
Note: versions before
v2.40 (ie, v2.30 - 2.39) used database CWdb230.mdb
for v2.40 and later check the following location :
C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Application
Data\Lone Wolf Software\Contact Wolf\CWdb240.mdb
For shared use of the Contact Wolf database in a network
environment the database file CWdb240.mdb must be moved to
a folder location on the network that is accessible by all
users. The network administrator should verify that file
sharing on all systems is configured to allow users access
to the folder location where the Contact Wolf database
file (CWdb240.mdb) is placed.
Each user that wants shared access to the database must
then reregister the Contact Wolf ODBC database on their
respective system using the ODBC Administrator In the
Windows Control Panel. (see procedure #2 below)
Procedure # 1 - Moving the Contact Wolf database - Network
1) Using Windows File Explorer open the folder location where
the CWdb240.mdb database file is located.
2) Find and click once on the " CWdb240.mdb " file
3) Select COPY
4) Open the folder destination that allows shared access
for multiple users on the network. (usually a location on
5) Select PASTE to paste a copy of the CWdb240.mdb file in
the destination folder
Reregistering the Contact
Wolf database path
- When installed on a system Contact
Wolf registers the database in the installation folder (as
specified above) on each system. EACH user must
then follow Procedure #2 below to modify the current
database registration path created during
installation and reregister it using the database path to
the NEW folder location on the network that allows
access to all users on the network.
EACH USER must follow
Procedure #2 below to reset the UserDSN on their computer
to point to the new database file location.
Procedure #2 - Changing the UserDSN to modify the
current ODBC Contact Wolf database path - ALL Users on the
Perform the procedure below on each users computer while
logged in under their account
1) Open Control Panel
2) Click on System and Security
3) Click on Administrative Tools
4) Double Click on ODBC Data Sources (32 bit) It must say
32 bit even on a 64 bit computer
(Note : If you do not see a 32 bit
option you can find it by
Starting File Explorer. Navigate to and open the
C:\Windows\SysWOW64 Folder. Double click on the
file named odbcad32.exe )
5) Under the "UserDSN" tab click once on the "CWdb240"
entry to highlight it.
6) Click on the CONFIGURE button
7) Click on the SELECT button
8) Under "Directories" navigate to the
FOLDER where the CWdb240.mdb database you want to
access is located. If the database resides on the network
server open the Folder in the network server location.
> you will see the CWdb240.mdb file appear on
the left. Click once on it to select and highlight it.
7) Click OK to accept the change and then close the
8) Run Contact Wolf using the Desktop icon.
At this point you now have the ODBC Contact Wolf database
file registered on your system in its new location and
will be able to find it and access it in the shared
ALL network users must reregister the Contact
Wolf database file on their respective system following
the procedures outlined above. File sharing for the folder
location of the Contact
Wolf database file must be granted to any users on the
network to have access to the database.
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