What are the required network folders that need to be shared?

An overview of the required shared network folder that Acctivate needs in order to work between networked computers and servers.

Acctivate uses a client/server architecture with the software installed on both the server and the workstations.  The Acctivate workstations access the database using Shared Folder on the server.  Starting with 11.1, there's only one shared folder.

  • \\ServerName\AcctivateData

Previously, we required the Acctivate folder to also be shared as the workstations would run components from that folder. Starting in 11.1, all workstations now have the components installed on them locally, so you no longer need to share the Acctivate folder.

The AcctivateData shared folder contains the Acctivate License and manages the concurrent Acctivate user list.  This shared folder is located on the server at C:\ProgramData\Alterity on recent versions of Windows.  The AcctivateData (license) folder is configured in the Acctivate Configuration file (acct.ini) located in the main AcctivateData shared folder on the server.

All Acctivate users must be configured with Change Permission to this shared folder.  The Acctivate installer will add the Domain Users security group to these folders.  However, you will need to review and configure these permissions on a Workgroup, with no Windows Domain.