When running a single user setup there is typically no need to change the default settings.
When a multiple number of users in the same organization are using OfficeReports it can be very useful that all users can share table and chart layouts. This requires that all users have access to a common layout database. In this window, you can change the path to the global database.
All users will always have an up-to-date local copy of this Layout database in case you do not have access to the global database.
In order to be able to add/change layout definitions, we need to have access to the shared database when running a multi-user setup. Appendix 2-b: Multi-user installation