The Time Matters® Version 10 software scales to meet the demands of a stand-alone or a multiple-user environment. A stand-alone, or single-user, installation consists of a single computer that runs the Time Matters software and hosts the Microsoft® SQL Server database. You can also install the Time Matters software on a laptop with a remote database that you periodically synchronize to your main computer. A multiple-user installation consists of a server computer that hosts the SQL database, workstation computers that run the Time Matters software that connect to the SQL database on the server, and laptops that run the Time Matters software with a remote SQL database that you periodically synchronize with the server database.
The Time Matters software uses a Microsoft SQL Server database to store your firm's data. The Time Matters setup installs Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express and creates a primary SQL database on your server computer. Install Time Matters on your server if you have multiple users or on your main computer if you have a single user. Select the instructions for the type of installation you want, either Multiple-User or Single-User.
- Downloading and Installing Time Matters on the Network Server (Multiple-User Database)
- Downloading and Installing Time Matters for a Stand-Alone (Single-User) Database
In a multiple-user office, install the Time Matters application to workstations. Your workstations connect to the SQL database stored on your server computer. Install the Time Matters software and database on your server computer first to create a setup file in your shared files folder. Use this setup file for a quick installation of the Time Matters software on your workstations. The setup file in your shared files folder automatically detects the correct product key, SQL server database, and shared files folder. If you cannot locate the setup file in your shared files folder, download the setup file from your LexisNexis Product Keys email and connect the workstation to the existing database.
- Installing Time Matters on a Network Workstation (Multiple-User Database)
Select this article for a quick installation if you completed the installation on your network server for a multiple-user database and know the location of your setup file in your shared files folder.
- Connecting a Network Workstation to an Existing (Multiple-User) Database
Select this article if you do not know the location of the setup file in your shared files folder.
Download and install a remote database to a laptop that you periodically connect to your office network. Make additions, changes, or deletions to your firm's data while away from the office in your laptop's remote database. Synchronize the changes you made with your office's main database when you return.