Create A Multi User Database Connection Without ArcGIS Server?

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11-29-2018 10:15 AM
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I'm not sure if this has already been asked or answered. But I work in a medium sized office, and we all use ArcMap 10.6. Once of the issues that we run into often is that multiple people cannot edit a Geo-database at the same time. However, it gets confusing and cumbersome to create so many different Geo-databases. 

So my question is this. Is it possible to have a .gdb server without using ArcGIS Server? Given the cost there is no way we can afford it, but I am still looking for a solution (even if unsupported by ESRI) to be able to make this happen. 

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There are other options via the Workgroup geodatabase. Database Server (Workgroup) installation guide—Database Server (Workgroup) Installation Guide | ArcG... 

Database servers—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Here are some other post related to this subject:

What are the definitions of "workgroup geodatabase" and "desktop geodatabase"? 

The main question is how many editors you want to have at the same time?

Hope this helps!

--- George T.
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