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ACT! 2009 Premium EX installation questions

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ACT! 2009 Premium EX installation questions

I am about to install ACT! Premium 2009 EX (11.0) on a WinXP machine that already has ACT! 6 on it. I am using MS Office 2003.


1) ACT! 2009 and ACT! 6 can reside on the same computer, yes?


2) Is there a problem with both ACT!s on the same computer with the same Outlook 2003? Do I have to do anything special or watch out for anything special?


3) The computer already has an instance of MS SQL Server 2005 Express SP3 on it. Do I have to do anything special in the ACT! 2009 installation or setup?


4) I will want to move to 11.1 quickly. Can I install the update immediately after installing the base 11.0? If not, what amount of usage and configuration do I need to do with 11.0 before updating to 11.1?




Joe M

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Re: ACT! 2009 Premium EX installation questions

Hello Joe, 


1) Yes


2) Should not be an issue since they use different add-in extensions..essentially two different programs with the same name


3) See the following KB article to manually create the ACT! instance for SQL prior to installing ACT! 2009:


How to Manually Create the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005 (Express Edition) ACT7 Instance


4) You can install the 11.1 update immediately after installing 11.0. If you are in a multi-user environment with a shared database, the server must be updated first, then all client machines.

Greig Hollister

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