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ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

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ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

Just installed 2007 and converted a DBF from ACT! 2000, works OK so far, but I can not open "up-graded" database without a live internet connection, someone please tell me I am missing a simple settings in my program, that this is not what I am fearing?

 

I could not find ANYTHING on the web or here to explain.

 

Thanks!


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

SOLUTION...

 

Edit your PAD file with NOTEPAD. Make note of the name in the HOST= parameter. Get into System Information thru START/PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM TOOLS. The name of your computer should be the same as the HOST= parameter. Mine wasn't. One of our network guys changed my computer name and ACT didn't like that. I changed the name of the HOST= parameter using NOTEPAD, saved the change and it worked like a champ...my database is back.

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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

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Is the database on your local system?

 

-The database is on my personal laptop, XP Home Edition, all latest XP updates.  I have a wireless internet connection at home.

 

 

What happens when you try to open it?

 

When I try to open it without an internet connection, I get the following text message in a box:

 

"Error: "The database <Database name> could not be accessed. In order to access this database, check your network connection and verify that your database server is available. It may be necessary to disable any firewall software..."

 

I JUST FOUND A BLOG POST ON THIS, THEY ARE SAYING IT COULD BE NUMEROUS ISSUES, 

 

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Message Edited by ghollister on 12-28-2008 06:27 PM
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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

Is your laptop used on a docking station when you are at home?
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

no, i do not plug into a docking station.  i plug in my wireless usb antennae and have a protected network.  thanks for asking.
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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

I don't think it needs an internet connection, but maybe it's looking for the USB.

 

Can you try with the USB plugged in, but without it connecting?

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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

I have no idea why you'd uninstall SQL.... of course you'd get the result you ended with.
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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

SOLUTION...

 

Edit your PAD file with NOTEPAD. Make note of the name in the HOST= parameter. Get into System Information thru START/PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM TOOLS. The name of your computer should be the same as the HOST= parameter. Mine wasn't. One of our network guys changed my computer name and ACT didn't like that. I changed the name of the HOST= parameter using NOTEPAD, saved the change and it worked like a champ...my database is back.
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Re: ACT! 9.0.1.162 - CAN NOT OPEN DATABASE WITHOUT INTENET CONNECTION?

rockyriverohio,

Please check your Private Messages on this board.  It is the envelope in the upper right corner.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.