gFM business simply on different computers.

The enterprise software gFM-Business is also available as a multi-user license for network sharing. In some cases, however, the software should only be able to be used on different computers without the need for multiple simultaneous accesses to the software. This task can also be easily performed with the single-user licenses of gFM-Business if the different computers each have the same operating system.

gFM-Business to go: In this article we show you how you can set up gFM-Business Free, Basic and Light so that the software can be used on several computers. All you need is an external storage device such as a USB stick, an external hard drive or storage space in a cloud solution.

Installation on an external data carrier

When you install gFM-Business on your computer, no system files other than the directories for gFM-Business are installed on your computer. This makes it possible to simply copy the software to an external storage medium and start it from there.

Installation directory under Windows

Under Windows, the entire gFM business directory is installed by default in the document directory of the logged on user and is located in the following position, for example:

C:UsersYourUserNameDocumentsgFM-Business free

To be able to use gFM-Business on different computers, simply copy the [gFM-Business free] directory to an external data carrier such as a USB stick or an external hard disk. You can start the software directly from the external data carrier by double-clicking on the [gFM-Business free.exe] program. It does not matter whether the software was originally installed on the computer or not. In this way, you can also use the software on any othercomputer from the external disk. If the installation is performed on a cloud storage space, please note that experience has shown that the bandwidth is significantly lower here and the software runs slower if it is started directly from the cloud storage space.

Setting Up the Document Directory in gFM Business

After the first start from the external data carrier, you should now set the gFM-Business document directory in gFM-Business to the directory on the external data carrier. Specify this setting under the item “Standard system path” on the mask [Settings > Company master]. To ensure that gFM-Business runs smoothly on all computers used and finds the document path at startup, set up your external storage medium in such a way that it receives the identical drive letter on all computers.

Installation directory under Mac OS X

Under Mac OS X, all gFM-Business application files are installed by default into the application directory of your Mac and the document folder [gFM-Business] into the document directory of the logged in user. The directories are located in the following positions, for example:

Program directory:

Macintosh HD/Programs/gFM Business free

Document directory:

Macintosh HD/UserYourUserName/Documents/gFM Business

To be able to use gFM-Business on different computers, simply copy both directories to an external data medium such as a USB stick or an external hard disk. You can start the software by double-clicking on the [gFM-Business free.app] program directly from the external data carrier. It doesn’t matter whether the software was originally installed on the Mac or not. In this way, you can also use the software on any other Start the computer from the external data carrier. If the installation is performed on a cloud storage space, please note that experience has shown that the bandwidth is significantly lower here and the software runs slower if it is started directly from the cloud storage space.

Setting Up the Document Directory in gFM Business

After the first start from the external data carrier, you should now set the gFM-Business document directory in gFM-Business to the directory on the external data carrier. Specify this setting under the item “Standard system path” on the mask [Settings > Company master].

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Markus Schall
Development of FileMaker databases since 1994, modification and extension of FileMaker solutions, conversion of FileMaker databases from .fm, .fp3, .fp5 (FileMaker 2-6) or .fp7 (FileMaker 7-11) to .fmp12 (FileMaker 12-17), interfaces to third-party systems such as online shops, CMS or other databases. Development of individual FileMaker database systems based on the gFM business framework with personal advice from Oldenburg. Operator of the online specialist portal goFileMaker.de, developer of the CRM and merchandise management system gFM-Business. Member of FileMaker Business Alliance, FileMaker Developers Subscription and FMM Expert. Winner of an FMM Award 2011, awarded by the FileMaker Magazine.

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