TATEMS Networking on a Local Network (LAN)

TATEMS Networking on a Local Network (LAN)

  You can see the standard way to network TATEMS in an online video  called Networking TATEMS here:

If the video is not showing up you can see this article with working video here: 


    Written instructions are below:


    If you want to Network TATEMS

The program has to be installed on each computer that will need to run it. If you are using one machine as a server that will not be running the program you will NOT need to install the program on the Server machine.

The Server machine only needs the file:


--More networking instructions:

The file that holds the actual DATA that you have entered is called


Make a backup copy of this file.

You will use it on the computer you want to act as the server.

So go ahead and copy it to the Server Machine.

In order to network TATEMS you will need to designate one of the computers as a server that will store the data.

When you want to link the TATEMS software running on a workstation to the DATA FILE on the server just click on then menu items:


Then click on the open folder icon to locate the DATA FILE on the SERVER.

The dialog looks like a file->open dialog for most other programs.

You will need to navigate to the tatems2005be.mdb file that is on the computer acting as a server. The program seems to run best if you map a drive letter that points to the server computer.

So you should navigate to something like:

'\\ComputerName\TATEMS 2005\tatems2005be.mdb'

You should be able to just double-click on the file and the path will display in the box.

Then click on Link Now to link this copy of TATEMS to the DATA FILE.

Once done click the close button and TATEMS will restart and then be linked to data file on the server. From that point forward unless the network connection gets interrupted. In than case it will revert back to the virtually empty data file on the local machine, you can re-link to server once connection is available.

Make sure you can access the shared folder on the server or workstation acting as a server from each workstation that is running TATEMS without needing a password. 

Also make your you can create a text file in that folder that is housing the database from each user and workstation running TATEMS to ensure you have full read write access to the folder. 

If you need a password to access it then you should change the settings on the shared folder so that you don't need a password, otherwise you will have to connect the use a password to open the folder before you even try to start TATEMS

If the TATEMS shared database file is on another workstation computer and not on a server then...

Type  "advanced sharing settings"  into the Windows search and click on Manage Advanced Sharing Settings and then look at each of the expandable sections and make sure Require Password and/or password protect is turned off.

And on an other note. 

If you are using Windows 10 it is now recommended that you do not use a drive letter to connect to the shared database.

Instead you should use this format  (UNC format) 


This is because of an update to Windows 10 called AutoDisconnect that will automatically and randomly disconnect mapped drive letters during your work day.

When the drive letter disconnects it can cause corruption to the backend database file.

Also check your power settings make sure that none of your workstations or laptops go into sleep or hibernate mode while TATEMS is running.


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