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help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

amy
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help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

Apologies if this is covered elsewhere on the Forum... I have just installed ACT!6 on my computer. I couldn't open a new database (the "Manager was not found" message) so I followed this forum's online advice and removed the Mikcrosoft Small Business. I then removed ACT using the uninstall.exe and then restalled it using the selective startup. I have removed/disabled all security settings and firewalls. Despite having restalled the program I now can't open it. Added to my lack of miscrosoft office, and out of action security settings, it feels like I am getting myself into much more trouble each time I do something. I really could do with some sound advice as quickly as possible!

 

Kind regards

 

Amy

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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

amy
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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

Hi, no you are absolutely right- I meant Master...sorry.

 

So the situation is that I have followed all advice including disabling all spyware/firewalls, going into the run and sorting out the cliconfg. I have removed microsoft small office, I have done the recommended removal and install and still the same error comes up when trying to create a new database. 

 

Its Act!8.0 by the way.  

 

Kind regards

 

Amy 

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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

What operating system are you using?

 

Are you on a limited user account - or an administrator account with full privileges?

amy
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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

its linux.  I am an adminstrator (certainly of this computer if that makes sense)

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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

Did you try to open the file by restoring it from a backup?   I believe I had to do that.

 

B-Boy

amy
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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

I assume you are referring to the database itself? If so, no not from back up because though i moved Act! from an old machine, I did not bring the database with me (it is old, incorrect and the only good place for it is the bin). So I wanted to start from scratch and unfortunately though I know have the Act! on my pc, it won't create a new database (or even open the demo).

 

Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck


amy wrote:

its linux.  I am an adminstrator (certainly of this computer if that makes sense)


 

ACT! does not work on linux.
Roy Laudenslager
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amy
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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

oh. thats confusing because it used to work on our unix server...

So basically I can't use Act! at all?

 

back to square 1 then!

 

thanks 

Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: help I've removed microsoft offfice and I'm still stuck

It was never supported but you could host the ACT! 6 database on a linux server using the Samba server but the program would not run on a linux OS.
Roy Laudenslager
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