It is possible to configure NTS for a Local network. However, only one user is allowed to access the same data(Checkbook or Contributions) at any given time. This means that one user can be accessing/editing Contributions while another accesses/edits the Checkbook, but both cannot be accessing/editing the Contributions at the same time or the Checkbook at the same time.
- Install NTS on each computer that will need access to the financial records.
Decide which folder location will be used to store the NTS data on the host computer and make note of it.
In the NTS installation folder (usually C:\Program Files(x86)\NTSWin) on each client computer, there is a file named ntswin.ini.
Double-click on the file to open it. The file will look like the following:
[Configuration] User=First Church of the Nazarene LicNo=100100 Directory=C:\NTSData
Change the Directory= to the network location of the host data folder. Use a UNC path for the
directory. Do not include a backslash at the end of the path.
[Configuration] User=First Church of the Nazarene LicNo=100100 Directory=\\ComputerXYZ\C\NTSData
NOTICE: If two people try to access the same NTS data at the same time, the second user will get an error message preventing the user from viewing or accessing the data.