Second Installation of MLS

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Second Installation of MLS

Postby Ljaisd-p40 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:48 am

I am a relatively new Ward Clerk. The Bishop of our ward would like to have a second computer in his office with MLS access. He finds it very inconvenient to leave his office, especially during certain interviews, to go to the Clerk's office to look up MLS information, and then return back to his office. This has a negative effect on the Spirit of an interview. So he would like to have a second computer available for his use in his office, with access to the most up-to-date membership and finance information on the Clerk's computer. I guess maybe a peer-to-peer network workgroup might enable file sharing like this.

Question 1: Is this even possible?
Question 2: If yes, how can I find the installation procedure?

Thanks for any help.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 am

In a word, no. MLS is not designed to be multi-user or networked.

There are other tools such that he can use a file exported out of MLS. Or you could set up a procedure such that you produce a report on a regular basis.
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Postby sammythesm » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:56 am

If the bishop has internet access in his office, he can use the website to find a lot of member information he might need in an interview.

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Postby pwilson » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:50 pm

If he has a SmartPhone, have him download Ward Tools and he will have practically no need to access MLS except to print out forms. It is a wonderful tool for a Bishop.

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Postby crislapi » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:19 am

Absolutely not.

WhiteEyebrows' suggestion of using is probably the best suggestion. More and more info will be migrating there so even if it's not ideal at the moment, it should get better as time goes on.

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