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Tuned Listener
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LAN Setup

We have Act premium 10 installed on our server.We all connect to it currently from the web connection. How do I go about connecting our internal computers to the server database. I have the software already installed on all computers. 


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Accepted by topic author awajuknod
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: LAN Setup

From ACT! - File | Open... whereever you put the PAD file.

 

the PAD is just a Pointer to ACT! Database... it tells ACT! where the server is and where the database is on the server

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Copper Contributor
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Country: United States

Re: LAN Setup

Create a windows share on the folder where the Act database files are located and name the share something clever like Act.

 

From a client PC where Act has already been installed, navigate to \\<servernamehere>\Act and open the .pad file of the Act database you want to access.

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Re: LAN Setup

No need to create a share. Just copy the PAD files to the workstations and have the local ACT! open their local PAD.

 

Also see this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1387...

Tuned Listener
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Re: LAN Setup

Again: I'm not an it guy so, sorry for the questions that may seem like common sense.

 

Question1: I have copied the pad file off of the server database called Mainpcs, I have installed act on my workstation C Drive. How does my workstation connect to the server? Do I have to sync?

 

Should I copy the pad file to the database folder on my workstation?

 

When I make a change in my act how does it link to the server?

 

Will the documents I put into my workstation show on everyones?

 

 

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Accepted by topic author awajuknod
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: LAN Setup

From ACT! - File | Open... whereever you put the PAD file.

 

the PAD is just a Pointer to ACT! Database... it tells ACT! where the server is and where the database is on the server

Tuned Listener
Posts: 9
Country: United States

Re: LAN Setup

Thanks for making it simple? The word "pointer" made it connect in my head?
Tuned Listener
Posts: 9
Country: United States

Re: LAN Setup

Went to open pad in my worksation and it said: Cannot find database supplemenntal folder Main-PCS database in this location RAS1. This could be a problem with share or the folder may not exist. I gave share on the server to the whole act folder and the pad file. Should I have done that before i copied the pad file or am I about to spend $300 on my it guy Smiley Happy
New Member
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Country: United States

Re: LAN Setup

on the server start up act and make sure the database is loaded.

navigate tools... database maintenance.. share database.

 

that should do it, it will make a share on the server for the supplemental folder and should now work on the workstations.

hope that works for you. Smiley Happy

 

Tuned Listener
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Re: LAN Setup

I checked share on the server

 

I have act installed on the server, I installed act on my workstation, i copied the pad file to a removable media disk, i saved the pad on my workstation in the database folder, i went to file and clicked on open database and selected that one and nothing. I cannot figure it out!

 

Thank You!

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Re: LAN Setup

Hello awajuknod,

Please the information in KB 19876 for possible solutions to this issue.

Greig Hollister

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