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Hi, I will be setting up quickbooks on 3 computers next weekend. I have never used quickbooks before, just helping a friend out here.

What is the easiest way, there will be a main PC in his office, and the other 2 terminals will be accessing his files from his hard drive.

Should I setup Quickbooks server, which I believe each PC needs a license. Then just use Windows 7 home sharing for the rest of the file sharing needs?

Any input will be great!
    
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I'm not sure what version you're installing, but if it's anything like the enterprise version, the install should be fairly simple. When you begin the install, there should be a prompt asking you what sort of install you would like to perform with the options being local use, local use and company file storage, or company file storage only (file storage only does not require a license).

Since there will only be 3 clients, the simplest way to setup QB is the second option for the main pc. After setting up QB on the other workstations and creating user profiles, you'll have to open the company file in multi-user mode on the main pc to be able to share access to the company file.

Here's the Intuit installation instructions.
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