Can we install MSP on a server and then access the program from multiple clients?

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We highly recommend against installing MSP on a server and then accessing the program from different clients, or using terminal services (e.g. Remote Desktop or VNC). Instead, MSP has a Data Sharing feature that can be used to access the program from multiple locations. There are several problems with installing MSP on a server and then accessing the program from multiple clients.

First, accessing your database over a network can easily lead to data loss. When multiple computers access the database over a network, or through terminal services, there is no way for MSP to prevent two people from accessing the database at any given time. In the case that two people access the database at the same time, when one person saves the database their changes will overwrite the changes made by the other user.

Second, in order to use the Web Terminal, you need to be using the built in Data Sharing feature inside MSP. However, using Data Sharing feature will lead to data loss if MSP is installed on a server and then accessed from multiple client computers, or through a terminal services, at the same time.

Third, using MSP through terminal services can make the program sluggish and unresponsive. There have also been issues of display problems reported in the past. We do NOT support accessing MSP through terminal services.

Fourth, the MSP license agreement requires that you use MSP only on the number of computers that is allowed by your license. Installing MSP on a server and then accessing the program from multiple clients, or using MSP through terminal services, will violate the license agreement if the program is used from more computers than is allowed by your license.

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