Once we have identified that the host can open the company file, we need to confirm that a network machine can access the host.
When opening Browse for a Company file, is the host listed?
Yes - this means that we can see the FileConnect service on the host machine.
No - communication may be prevented due to the firewall. Go into Apple Menu > System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Disable the firewall.
Has this resolved the issue?
Yes - you ll need to add an exception for FileConnect in your firewall and then re-enable the firewall.
No - you need to confirm installed program versions. Open AccountEdge > AccountEdge menu > About AccountEdge.
Compare this with the same screen on the host machine - do they match?
Also check the FileConnect version (Apple menu > System Preferences > AccountEdge)
Compare this with the version number on the host machine - do they match?
If the version numbers differ between either program, you'll need to uninstall and reinstall AccountEdge NE on the workstation. Note: It is not necessary for FileConnect to be started on the workstation.
Can the workstation open files?
- Start FileConnect on the workstation.
- Make sure a copy of Clearwater (the sample company file) is in the Databases folder.
- Check if the workstation can access this file.
If you can access a file locally and program versions have been compared but you cannot access a network file, you may have another firewall, security program, or network issue which is preventing communication. You will need expert assistance from an IT support technician to investigate and resolve these issues.