At least a couple of times a month we get emails from users complaining that they are unable to share their Employee Time Clock data between computers because the database settings are disabled in the software. Above you can see a screenshot sent to us by a user showing the disabled database settings.
What’s going on here is easily explained. In standard form Time Clock MTS uses an MS Access data file ,which you can setup on multiple computers and share data by following these instructions. On the screenshot above you’d connect to a shared data file by clicking the Browse button. The settings that are disabled are only for those who want to use Time Clock MTS with SQL Server or MySQL. They are only available if you’re using the Time Clock MTS Network PLUS Edition or if you’re using Time Clock MTS during the free 30 day trial period. So the fact that the settings are disabled does not mean you cannot use Time Clock MTS on multiple computers and share data between them.
If you’re wondering why you’d want to use SQL Server or MySQL with Time Clock MTS instead of the standard MS Access data file then you should take a look at this article we wrote a while back discussing Time Clock MTS backend databases.