[Samba] Quickbooks revisited

Justin Kreger jkreger at lwolenczak.net
Wed Jun 18 02:29:45 GMT 2003

What about file locking?

I've run into lots of file locking problems, leading me to slowly just
turn off file locking on several shares due to quickbooks.  My user also
reports that quickbooks is now slower since I took the server to
linux/samba from the win2k server that was limited to .

On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 16:03, drgn65 at ufl.edu wrote:
> I have QucikBooks on our network too.  I have had a number of problems with
> this crappy software.  If my client actually wanted me too I'd rather create
> my own accounting software with a better interface and a mysql backend but
> that isn't going to happen.  A few things with QuickBooks that I have
> noticed that maybe will help.
> #1. QuickBooks in multi-user mode is much slower than in single user mode.
> This is the (crappy) design of QuickBooks.  It has to do with the fact that
> QuickBooks checks everything everywhere when in multiuser mode to make sure
> that no data gets corrupted (even though it has corrupted before).  Our
> company datafile is around ~180mb.
> #2. This problem will not be solved easily at all.  Quickbooks appears to be
> as slow as the weakest client link.  In our case a P2 300 w/ 64 megs of ram.
> Again, this has to do with #1.
> #3. Upgrading Quickbooks won't help.  We've had many versions in the past
> and currently run the "Enterprise Edition."  It still can be as slow as a
> turtle under certain operations.
> #4. My biggest complain with this software is that it requires it's users to
> be "Power Users."  Boy do I hate that.... With samba it's very difficult for
> me to limit a Power user's ability and I have had people take advantge of it
> repeatedly.  Damn QuickBooks....
> -Peter
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