Is Peachtree an application that can be run in multi-user mode using this package: Peachtree Premium Accounting 2005 (box has a part number of PPA2005RT)? If so, would I just need to buy another identical package, or does it require a special multi-user version of licensing?
Here is why I ask. I am a network consultant who recently picked up a client that uses Peachtree Premium Accounting 2005. I have no experience with Peachtree. This client previously had a peer-to-peer network of XP stations (two XP Pro and one XP Home) and they are now on a domain using Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 R2 as their server. The Peachtree program and database are installed on the server. For their plumbing business, they have a dispatching package called Electronic Service Control (ESC) from Coastal Computer Corporation. This package integrates with PT via the ESC Peachtree Server application, and it is capable of automatically populating PT with data entered into ESC. The caveat is that PT and ESC must be installed on the same computer (the server) in order for that integration to work, and ***PT must be left running*** alongside the ESC Peachtree Server application.
If I leave PT running on the server so that it will integrate with ESC, and any user opens PT on a workstation, PT pops an error stating that the serial number is already in use. I would like to buy another Peachtree Premium Accounting 2005 package and install it on the server so the serial numbers are different, but I do not know if that will satisfy PT for multi-user mode, or if it requires a special network version or network license mode.
Does anyone have any ideas how to have Peachtree Premium Accounting 2005 (box has a part number of PPA2005RT) running on the SBS 2003 R2 server and open it on a workstation without the above error?
Thank you for your help!