Programming the BackEnd path

I'm developing a FrontEnd/BackEnd application for a school.

Naturally the path to their version of the BackEnd is different to the path on my development laptop.

How do I tell the FrontEnd where to look for the BackEnd? If I just give them my copy of Front + Back, then the Linked table manager is looking a path that only exists on my machine.

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