09-19-2009 07:49 AM
I have a question regarding installation of ACT! 2010 Premium on systems that have their local My Documents folders
on XP Pro Desktops redirected to a Windows 2008 server for backup purposes. Will the install work with ACT! 2010
Premium? I know it didn't work in the past and was wondering if this capability has been added or is there a workaround
to getting this to work?
09-19-2009 08:19 AM
09-19-2009 10:36 AM
Thank you for the quick response Mike. Let's say I install to a shared folder on the Win 2008 Server, am I correct to assume
that the local XP Pro Desktops will not have their preferences updated correctly because they are redirected? I know for
ACT! purposes the scheduler can be used to save ACT! backups to the server then have it's backup program back up that
file. Would it make more sense to look for a different backup solution instead of using redirection at all?
09-19-2009 10:43 AM
I'm not sure what you mean?
The ACT! Scheduler can run on the server to backup local databases to a local folder
09-19-2009 12:05 PM
I'm actually trying to make sure two things happen: That ACT! gets backed up and the My Documents on the XP Pro
workstations are backed up to the server as well. The network is already configured to use folder redirection on the
Desktops. The My Documents on the Workstations get backed up to the server. When users log into Windows the
profile from the server gets loaded not the local one. If I install ACT! on the Desktops will it know to update the
preferences on the server where they are located instead of in the local C: drive on the workstation? If not then using
redirection on the workstations is not an option.
09-20-2009 10:22 PM
The ACT! database backup only backs up the database in it's folder on the server. The workstation profiles aren't affected by it.
I've just posted an article on backups here: http://unhub.com/lAYU