Once Microsoft Project is installed on a network server, users connected to the network can create new projects and revise existing projects. Working with a copy of Microsoft Project installed on a network is as easy as working with a copy on your own computer and has a number of advantages, as well:
- Many users can work on the sameproject.
- Physical separation is unimportant because you share files electronically.
- You can share project information using Microsoft Mail or a similar application.
- You can send project information to Microsoft Schedule+ to set schedule reminders for yourself automatically.
- Several levels of file security are available.
Before installing Microsoft Project on a network, read theLicense Agreement and complete the Registration Card. Reading and complying with the License Agreement ensures that you are operating Microsoft Project legally. Returning your completed registration card guarantees that you can receive phone support and product update information.
To use Microsoft Project on a network, you should know how to:
- Install Microsoft Project on a network.
- Licenseand register Microsoft Project.
- Open and save project schedules on a network.
- Use Microsoft Mail and Microsoft Schedule+ or other MAPI- or VIM-compliant messaging system,
Setting Up Microsoft Project on a Network
Network users can share both Microsoft Project and files created in Microsoft Project. Once you install Microsoft Project on a network, a workstation user caneither install the application and its components on the workstation or run Microsoft Project from the network server.
Before you set up Microsoft Project on a network server, check the following:
- The network must be operational, and you must have read, write, and delete privileges for the network
directories in which you want to install Microsoft Project. For more information, seeyour network
- Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or later must be installed on the workstation you use to install Microsoft
Project on the network file server and on any workstations on which you will run Microsoft Project. For
information about installing Microsoft Windows, see your Microsoft Windows documentation.
- If any network users share the network copyof Microsoft Windows or any other applications, those users
must be logged off the network during server installation. Directories containing shared components on
the file server or shared volume (such as \WINDOWS and \MSAPPS) must be locked from user access.
You must have create, write, and delete privileges in these directories.
Setting up Microsoft Project on networkworkstations is a two-step process. First, you install Microsoft Project on the network server. Then, you set up the workstations, either by installing Microsoft Project on each workstation hard disk or by setting up the workstations to run Microsoft Project from the server.
You can control workstation setup by creating an installation script to ensure that all workstations are set up according to yourstandards. You can create different scripts for different user setups.
After you create an installation script, you can copy it to the file server or shared volume from which you want users to install Microsoft Project, or you can distribute it using Microsoft Mail or another application that can transfer items across a network.
Installing Microsoft Project for Windows on a Network
You canrun Microsoft Project on any file server or shared volume with Microsoft Windows version 3.1 and sufficient RAM and hard disk space. Microsoft Project requires 18 MB of available space on the file server or the shared directory. The Microsoft Project components that are shared with other applications require 300 K of available space.
In addition, each workstation on which you will run Microsoft...