05-19-2011 09:21 AM
I have Act! 2011 Premium running on a Windows 7 machine and I was able to successfully install Network Sync on the 7 machine.
I have another Windows Vista Home Premium machine on my network, and the Sync service will not install. The first message states the service does not support the operating system. I have tried the recommended solutions here on the KB: One being to run in Compatibilty mode which didn't work; and one being a workaround that should allow the service to be installed from a Command Prompt (KB article 27402). When I try this solution however, it won't install either - it says it cannot find the file to install.... And the error message states it can't find the file specified - specifically: "Exception occured while initializing the installation: system.10.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly - then it lists the file - "act.framework.synchronization.service.exe"
I was hoping to insert a screen shot in this message, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do it.
Thanks for your help!
05-19-2011 06:42 PM
First the bad news. the message is correct, the network sync service is not compatible with your operating system.
Then the good news (I hope) you only need to install it on the Host (publisher) you don't need to install it on the client (subscriber machine)
Hope this helps