The following is a list of steps to get your computer(s) ready for a Network from one of our UTS Technical Support team members. Note: UltimateTax Support will not setup this process for you, please refer to your local network administrator for assistance.
1. Install the software on just the main computer. Provided is a link to videos to assist you with the extraction.
and the installation process.
2. Ensure that all computers (that will be part of the network) are connected to the Internet and are of the same network type. Meaning they must all be Hard wired OR Wireless. We do not mix and match network connection types for reasons stated below. All PC's MUST be on the same Local Area Network, a network setup will not work otherwise!
Note: We here at UltimateTax Tech Support recommend wired networks over wireless due to wireless being a bit more unstable, as a drop in connectivity between the main and workstations during transmission could result in returns not being sent off properly or permanent loss in data/returns.
3. Ensure all computers are on the same network type. This can be changed by accessing the control panel through the windows button in Win 7 and selecting control panel. Or by typing the words "Control panel" after clicking on the windows button in Win 8.
Once we've got the control panel up we'll want to select "Category" on the top right and change it to small icons.
Next we'll select the Network and Sharing center.
From here we can change the Network type by clicking on the "Blue" lettering under the network. All of your computers should be under the same type. We recommend Home or Work.
4. Setting up the advanced sharing settings.
The following options must be selected in order for the Networked computers to see each other:
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.