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PNP v4 Questions

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:44 pm
by rdpettigrew
Is it wise to put more than one master in the environment? Will they replicate the mdb to eachother or will they just be out of sync?

Is it possible to install v4 on a Windows Server 2008 x64 machine?

Thank you.

-Rob

Re: PNP v4 Questions

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:08 am
by JasonG
Hello, and welcome to the forums. Thanks for the great questions!

Having more than 1 master on your local area network is not recommended. There are exceptions, and I will explain those, but in 99% of the situations having more than 1 master on your network will cause more grief than good. If a desired master is not located upon login attempt, a network scan is done to try to find the master. If it finds the other (wrong) master, your user may login and create a new presence elsewhere unintentionally. There is no cost savings in splitting your users up amongst two masters, as the cost for PinkNotesĀ® is $24.95 per user. This being the case, a 10-user license is the same cost as two 5-user licenses, or five 2-user licenses.

The only exception to this would be if you have so many users than the bandwidth load needs to be divided. You would need A LOT of users to get to that point however. If this is the case, you could put half of the users on one master, half on the other, and link the masters together using the "Multiple Masters" feature. This way, all of the users can message each other from their client.

Having more than one master does not cause any kind of replication or backup for one another. They would run separately in just about every way. In addition, each Master would need to have its own registration information, as your registration code only allows for one Master to be registered under its license. The master software will scan your local network for another instance of the master software using the same registration code. if one is found, one or both will shut down immediately.

Windows 2008 x64: I am told that PinkNotes v4 should run just fine on such an environment. Please feel free to try the install out (you get 30 days free), and let us know if you have any problems. I promise you we will get you up and running!

Please let us know if you have any further questions we can assist you with!