10-31-2011 02:58 PM
I have a client where the SQL install fails everytime on Windows 7 machines. So I have to do a manual install. I have no problem with doing this but one machine recently
a) Did manual install and made sure both ACT7 instance and Browser are running
b) Install ACT and it did not attach to the instance
c) Uninstalled and reinstalled but no attachment.
d) Ran SecurityCmdLnApp.exe to attach to ACT7 Instance - successful
So after this was able to attach and upgrade database and it now opens and appears to work correctly
Problem is that in ACTdiag I notice that the default SQL databases Master.MDF, Model.MDF, Msdb.MDF, Tempdb.MDF none of these are listed. I have tried to attach from within ACTdiag but without success.
Activated and logged in using Local Administrator account
Removed and reinstalled multiple times
There must be a simpler way that install, uninstall, reboot, reinstall hoping this will work.
10-31-2011 04:15 PM
11-02-2011 05:34 PM
I must say I did not notice this on my own test install but will go back and check.
This is the first time I have had the issue as normally I will remove any ACT! stuff if I am going to do a manual install and it will ask for the password so maybe this is just happening in 2012. Will test some further as it seem unique to Windows 7.
These issues with SQL are very frustrating.