# TeX Live on a network

I don't really understand how TeX Live works over the network. Say, I have TeX Live installed on my Ubuntu server. Can I use my favorite LaTeX editor in Windows, and use the TeX Live that is on my server to compile my document? If so, can someone point me to a guide as to how to do that, or explain it to me?

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TeX Live doesn't work "over the network" in the way you describe. A "network installation" means that the same installation is shared between two or more computers through the file system accessible over the network. See TeX Live documentation, especially section about shared installations.

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I see. So I would have to share TeX Live via samba for example. –  Wurlitzer Jan 8 '12 at 14:35