To use Membership Plus over a network, these are the requirements:

1. The Membership Plus Data (MP12Data) folder must be shared on your network and all network users that will be using Membership Plus must have Full Control network rights to the Membership Plus Data folder and all subfolders. Note: If using multiple different OS's on the network please see Microsoft's article on setting them up properly: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows

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2. Membership Plus must be installed on the computer acting as the server. If using Windows Server 2003 or higher, only the data folder needs to be on the server environment (Please note that Membership Plus has not been tested with Server 2012 and we cannot guarantee that they are compatible).

3. Membership Plus must be installed on each individual computer, or workstation, that you use to run Membership Plus.

4. The same version of Membership Plus must be installed on both the server and the workstations. For example, the server cannot have Version 12.1 installed if the workstations have Version 12.2 installed.

5. We recommend running Membership PLUS Version 12 on a hardwired network. Wireless networks can be inconsistent and do not carry as much data bandwidth as a wired connection. This can cause issues with access to the dataset and errors in the dataset.

6. Multi-User License Required --

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You must be a registered user and own a multi-user license for multiple users to connect to same dataset simultaneously. For information about how to obtain a multi-user license, contact Membership Plus sales at 866-539-6391 during regular business hours.



Two phases are require to install Membership Plus on a network:

  • Phase 1 — Installing the database on the server
  • Phase 2 — Setting up the workstations

Complete all steps in both phases. To install the database on the server, you must have administrative or supervisory rights.

 Phase 1 — Installing the database on the server
You can install Membership Plus from a CD or from a file downloaded to your computer using the Client Portal.


 To install from a CD
  1. Insert the Membership Plus installation CD into the CD drive.
  2. On the Membership Plus Installation Menu, click Install Membership Plus.
  3. Follow the instructions in the window.
 If the installation menu does not appear...

To start the Installation Menu manually

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start.
  2. Click My Computer.
  3. Under Devices with Removable Storage, double-click the CD drive.
  4. On the Membership Plus Installation Menu, click Install Membership Plus.
  5. Follow the instructions in the window.
 To install from a downloaded and saved file
  1. Locate the saved file that you downloaded from the Client Portal.
  2. Double-click on the installation file to open it.
  3. Follow the instructions in the window.
 Phase 2 — Setting up the workstations

Once you have installed Membership Plus on the server, connect the workstations to the database.

To connect workstations to the Membership Plus database

  1. Verify that the computer is connected to the network.
  2. On the workstation, map to the MP12Data folder stored on the server. Consult your network administrator for instructions on this.
  3. Install Membership Plus on the workstation in the same way as on a single computer. Click here for instructions.
  4. Open Membership Plus.
  5. In the first window that displays, click Set Network Dataset.
  6. Locate and select the MP12Data folder from the server.
  7. Select the dataset and click OK.
  8. Select the Organization Name of the dataset.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Verify the organization information in the dataset properties.

    Repeat all of the steps of Phase 2 to set up each workstation.