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    Hello, I am wondering what, if anything, someone could tell me about the following situation:

    I have two computers, each with it's own license, at my office. I also have Quickbooks 2015 on a laptop at home. Would it be possible to enter payroll on the laptop at home, back it up, and then open the saved information on one of the office computers without overwriting any of the work that had been done at the office.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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    The way I understand your question, it cannot be done in the way you propose.

    You must have a way to actually share the Data Base concurrently with each other.

    Hopefully some one will come online and tell us how to do it.
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    • #3
      Thank you for your response.

      My thought was to load the payroll that was done on a separate laptop onto the computer that does not act as the server.

      So maybe the computer would just think new information had been entered and then it would sync up with the server.

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      • #4
        In a word - no

        An alternative is to have a VPN and RDP to work remotely on the office computer.

        The RDP provides the connection to the system and the VPN provides extra security to that connection.

        If you haven't done this before, get your IT to help you.

        There are 3rd party connections also that you can pay for and use.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by _Erica_ View Post
          Hello, I am wondering what, if anything, someone could tell me about the following situation:

          I have two computers, each with it's own license, at my office. I also have Quickbooks 2015 on a laptop at home. Would it be possible to enter payroll on the laptop at home, back it up, and then open the saved information on one of the office computers without overwriting any of the work that had been done at the office.

          Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
          https://marketplace.intuit.com/AppID-2309-Overview.aspx

          I am considering this fella's utility to do something similar.... we send folks to events to promote products, sales are possible at the remote location. So with a laptop and air card we see the opportunity.

          Not sure if your specific payroll need is capable, you will have to read his website thoroughly but It may be a nice affordable solution.

          The developer is also Intuit Certified

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          • #6
            That data transfer utility by Karl has a solid reputation thoughout the intuit support community. Any of his utilities work well.
            http://www.q2q.us/indexutilities.htm

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            • #7
              I have not used q2q, but, as Rustler said, it has a good reputation.

              For working directly in the live file, you have some choices:

              Either
              1) using a product such as LogMeIn, remote into the office computer from your laptop and work directly in the file (you will take over that computer while logged in)

              or

              2) create a Remote Desktop setting where you have another 'desktop' on the server and, then, you can work on the file or any other application loaded onto that 'desktop'.

              or

              3) use qbox, http://bit.do/qbox-98 , which, when set up correctly, stores the file in a specific folder on each computer and changes are synched between remote computers.
              Be aware that, with any of the above, you are limited in 'simultaneous' users by the number of licenses that you have.

              I hope this helps,

              Laura D
              Last edited by LauraD; 03-29-2015, 06:01 AM.
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