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How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

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How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

Hello All,

 

I got ACT 6.0 working on windows 7. How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually on windows 7,

I tried to use actdiag.exe on windows 7 and it did not change the Opportunistic Locking settings as recommended.

(i restarted the system as it suggested and it did not work)

 

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

 


 



 


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Accepted by topic author altrus
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

Opportunistic locking was a problem with ACT! 6 and before, not with the later versions. As to your peoblem, it's hard to say because Windows 7 is involved and ACT! 6 was never tested on any operating system later than XP.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
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Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

I don't even know if it can be disabled on Windows 7. 

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Copper Contributor
Posts: 28
Country: Canada

Re: How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

Thank you for your answer.

 

Does act 2011 or act 2012 have that "Opportunistic Locking" issue as well ? Or is that "Opportunistic Locking" just in act 6.0?

 

Copper Contributor
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Country: Canada

Re: How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

 

Just to detail more, the issue I am having, is that my act 6.0 database that is on a windows 7 machine works fine.

The act 6.0 program is open all day long and works good.

 

I have installed Act 6.0 on a 2nd machine in my newtork that is runninfg windows xp.

I open that database file and I am able to use the act database ok.

 

However, on my windows xp machine, since my act 6.0 is open all day long, after a few hours of inactivity,

when I try to change record in act (go to the next or previous contact using the arrows on the top of the page)

it does not allow me to go to the next contact. Is that caused by "Opportunistic Locking" ???

 

Or is there a function in act 6.0 where if there is inactivuirty for a while while a database is running over the network

that I can unlock in the program?

 


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Accepted by topic author altrus
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

Opportunistic locking was a problem with ACT! 6 and before, not with the later versions. As to your peoblem, it's hard to say because Windows 7 is involved and ACT! 6 was never tested on any operating system later than XP.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Copper Contributor
Posts: 28
Country: Canada

Re: How do I disable Opportunistic Locking manually in Windows 7?

ok thank you for your help!

 

have a nice day!