Configuring Tally on Network : 3 Quick n simple installation steps [infographic]

This Apni Tally Tutorial is about configuring Multi user Tally on Network. How to configure  Tally server and then how to configure Tally client machines. The installation steps required are very simple.
ApniTally reader Raju, Shamshad, Austin and many others have faced problems in Tally while working on Network environment. Working in tally multiuser i.e. gold gives you facility to work on same data with many users on it. Smooth working can ease the work load and get the things done faster. Few basic requirements and configuration can lead to easy working in Tally. Smooth working needs few requirements. Lets see these 1 2 3  installation steps.
1. A separate Tally server
2. A fast and smooth network
3. A good Tally Configuration.

Tally Server
When ever we talk about server we imagine a machine which is big on computing and having high memory and storage space etc. But in case of Tally a Tally server need not to fulfill these requirements. In case of Tally server an ordinary computer can do the job, as on server not much computing is done. Tally server usually does the duty of holding the data and serving the license file only.It doesn't do any computing on it self as tally seldom gets loaded on server.
So we can give an ordinary desktop the responsibility of tally server. It should be well connected with other computers in organization and should have reasonable memory for working. Normal server in the company which may be doing some other duties like hosting, domain controlling etc can be avoided if needed as it would be busy with it's own work. But the most important thing is it should be on power backup.

Steps are explained below,but this infographic would help you a lot to understand the concept.



or Simply click Tally Installation on network infographic 

Step 1: Configure Network
Proper network should be there with Cat5 or Cat6 cables. Switches should be used instead of hubs as they are fast and intelligent . Preferably it should be on TCP/IP protocol and every machine should have an ip address on its LAN card with one common IP Pool. If tally server is having IP as 192.168.0.1 then nodes should have the IP as 192.168.0.2 and so on. The work group on all computers should be same and machines can have separate names. The name of the tally server can be TallyServer and the work group name can be organization name e.g. cts or tallyacademy etc. Most important of them all, your network devices should be on power backup.

Step 2 : Configuration Tally Server
Configuration at server end as well as nodes is very important. First of all while installing tally on server the check mark for server should be ticked. Then Tally license on server should be active i.e. Tally on the server should show the serial no and Tally Gold Multi user should be there on right hand top corner of Tally.
Tally Server Machine configuration
It is advisable that you make the folder name according to its version instead of making a default folder like tally only. If version Tally9 is there then the folder should be Tally9.
Share the data folder and give it a name like tally9data. Sharing can be done right clicking the folder and choosing sharing and security. Be sure to allow users to modify the files.

Step 3 : Configure Tally Nodes First of all install Tally in Tally9 folder in C drive. Modifications are needed in tally.ini file at nodes. Open the tally.ini the configuration and setting file in notepad and find the line TallyLicenseServer. If there are semi colons bore this line then remove the semicolons. This line has following syntex :-

TallyLicenseServer= 192.168.0.1:9000
or
TallyLicenseServer=\\TallyServer:9000


Here 192.168.0.1 is the IP address of the Tally server machine and 9000 is the default port at which license is running. You can replace the IP address with computer name e.g. TallyServer. The path of data folder should be also defined, for this find the line ;; Specify location of Data files Data =. By default it would have syntex like Data = C:\Tally9\Data i.e. the folder where tally has been installed on nodes. It should be changed to new location on network i.e. \\Tally9Data the name of the folder which we have given while sharing on server. So the data line becomes as follows :

Data = \\Tally9Data

These are the general setting which are needed for tally to run on network. If you company data is huge and experiencing difficultly then more network friendly setting can be used as described in my earlier post on network settings.

How to Check ?

Just open any browser like Internet explorer or Mozilla Firefox or Google chrome. Type this url. It should be first checked on Server machine and then at client machines.

http://192.168.0.1:9000
(the server Ip address followed by colon and then the port)

If the configuration is right then message displayed would be :
Tally Server Running !!!
other wise if page cannot be displayed is shown then your configuration is not right.

Share your experiences in comment box.

Shailendra Yadav

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