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How to set up a server and client
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantsheriff7863
Registered: May 10, 2018
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Hi - just starting out with DVD Profiler. I would like to set it up as a server (me) and client (for my kids). Is it possible to do so? If so, how?

Secondly, if I change my computer and my collection is backed up, can I just restore my collection on the new computer?
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First of all, I think this was discussed before, but really a long time ago. You may want to use the 'search forums' facility on this site and see what turns up.

DVD Profiler is set up as a single user program. For instance, if your kids would access your collection database they can add, delete, or change (whether sincere or mischievous) a DVD profile just like you. Just as I am not sure concurrent access by two or more different users from multiple PC's is an good thing.
If you and your kids use one and the same PC concurrency may not be an issue. But if your kids have different (non-admin?) accounts, you must make sure they get access privileges to the collection database location.

You can store your collection at any place, just peruse the menu File -> Open database... options. So this could be a file server. However, the program also uses local files (see menu Tools -> Options... -> File Folders) and stores info in your Windows registry and the AppData folder. Registry and AppData are per-user profiles.

And yes, if you restore from a full back-up, this can be on a new/different computer. However, your registration key must be transported before this...
Eric

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