About the CaseWare® Data Store Administration Tool
The Data Store Administration Tool enables administrators to create, customize, and maintain data stores that will be accessed by multiple users. It is intended for use by an administrator with a fairly high level of IT experience.
About Data Stores
Without a data store, data such as users and file lists are automatically stored in the local computer the first time Working Papers is launched. This collection of data is contained in private storage (accessible only to the single user). Since the storage is private, there is no way to share user lists between computers.
Alternatively, one data store can be created and accessed on multiple machines. All users connected to the same data store have access to a common set of users, global groups, file lists, Tracker settings, and data store configuration information.
Working Papers does not rely on any application servers, our data is stored on your existing Windows files servers. Working Papers will operate even if the data store is offline.
Deciding Whether to Use a Data Store
Using a Data Store is necessary if one or more of the following hold true:
- You want the protection system on all computers in your firm to have access to a common list of users and global groups.
- You want Tracker on all computers in your firm to have access to a common list of accessed client files.
- You want to save staff time by enabling Windows authentication.
- You want to use the Active Directory features to populate the user list.
- You want to manage rights in groups that can be easily changed and applied to all client files.
You want to use the Security ID feature.
Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version of Working Papers, please review the latest Data Store updates.