Tips for networking with Darkroom

by / Tuesday, 12 March 2013 / Published in Troubleshooting

Recommendations for networking two or more computers together.

The most reliable way to connect machines is via a wired network, preferably using a Gigabit network for the best performance.

The computers need to be on the same “workgroup” so they can see each other. Right-click on My Computer, go to properties, then computer name to see the workgroup.

Select one computer to be the Server. This is the computer to which printers are connected and where the pictures will be stored. It will share its “Photos” folder on the network with the client computer. In Darkroom, go to Setup/Network Options and click the radio button under Server Computer.

Go to your other computer(s) and set them to Client by going to Setup/Network Options and clicking the radio button under Client Computer: Sales stations, Capture stations, Preview stations, Kiosks. You can also change these settings on the login screen (by clicking Network Options).

Photos taken from either computer will be stored on the Server and the Server’s Photos/Catalogs will be visible on either machine.

Orders placed on the client will go to the server and print.

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