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ACT! 9 SDK Issues

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ACT! 9 SDK Issues

Perhaps one of you developers with some ACC background can help me.  I had ACT! 10 installed on my machine.  I uninstalled ACT 10, I also uninstalled the ACT7 instance of SQL Server 2005.  I still have SQL Server 2005 installed on my machine for other development purposes.  I installed ACT! 9, which installed both ACT! 9, and the SQL Express instance.  The problem I have now is that ACT! 9 will not run, and any calls I make to ActFramework.LogOn fail in the Licensing Provider, or fail via TargetInvocation Exception.

 

I have full install of VS 2008.  Also is there any way of doing ACT! Development without installing ACT!  Doing so is causing me major headaches.  I get the advantage of loose coupling in ActFramework, and leaning on the GAC, but it's making my life rather miserable right now.

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Jason L. van Brackel
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Posts: 20
Country: USA

Re: ACT! 9 SDK Issues

So I solved my own problem eventually.

 

On the advice of an ACC I went through these steps to no avail.

  • Uninstall ACT!
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Support Files
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005 SQL Native Client
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005 VSS Writer
  • Uninstall MSXML6
  • Uninstall MSXML4 
  • Uninstall .NET Framework 3.5
  • Uninstall .NET Framework 3.0 SP1
  • Uninstall .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
  • Reboot
  • Install ACT! 9

At this point ACT! still crashes in ActSage.exe on startup.  The ActFramework is still throwing and TargetInvocation Exception with inner exceptions back to the license provider. 

 

After this I brought out the big guns

  • Uninstall ACT! 9
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Support Files
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005 SQL Native Client
  • Uninstall SQL Server 2005 VSS Writer
  • Uninstall MSXML6
  • Run the ACT! Uninstaller Utility
  • Reboot
  • Install ACT! 9 AGAIN
  • Hear Hallelujah Chorus as ACT! Fires up
The Uninstall cleaned up things from the GAC, system32 folder and a couple other places that the default Uninstaller missed.  I'd pass on the log file, but I forgot to save it.  At some point I'm going to have to reinstall the Frameworks 3 and 3.5, but I'm not touching that third rail for now. 
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Jason L. van Brackel
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Posts: 20
Country: USA

Re: ACT! 9 SDK Issues

Well this seems to have broken the Microsoft.Build.Engine 3.5, even though the project should be targeting the 2.0 Framework.  Guess I'll be reaching for that 3rd rail.
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Jason L. van Brackel
Tuned Listener
Posts: 20
Country: USA

Re: ACT! 9 SDK Issues

Just to close out this thread.  After reinstalling .NET Framework 3 and 3.5 I'm back up and running at full stream.
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Jason L. van Brackel