03-14-2013 12:12 PM
Ok, always good to have a backup! Glad you were able to get another database open.
Let's try a different tactic.
Does your Windows user name have administrator authority? If not, you will need to have someone with Windows administration authority sign onto the computer to create the database.
Is the database set to 'Shared'? Check under Tools > Database Maintenance, is 'Share Database' enabled (check mark)? If yes, click on it to disable then attempt to create the remote.
03-14-2013 04:04 PM
I am the administrator of both the desktop and my laptop. When I go into Tools, Database maintenance, Shared is grayed out. Should it be grayed out? Doesn't seem that I have an option to enable or disable.
03-14-2013 08:49 PM
Ok, I got a little progrees by Backing up my Windows 7 Desktop Act database to my Windows XP laptop. I did a Restore As on the Windows XP laptop and successfully created a Remote DB on my Windows 7 PC . I then did an Unpack and Restore Remote Database on my Windows 7 desktop and now have a Publisher database on my XP and a Remote database on Windows 7. I then checked the Incoming Synch to insure it was enabled on my XP laptop (Publisher). I then proceeded to do a synch on the Remote Act database and continue being told that ACT is unable to connect to the synch server. Be sure it's enabled and that you have network access...
I did check and it's the synch server is enabled and I do have network access. There does seem to be some issues with networking between Windows 7 and Windows XP and easier connectivity between Windows XP to Windows 7. However, I just synched my Outlook files between my Windows 7 Outlook and Windows XP Outlook and everything worked. That combined by having Act synching between these two PCs for the past couple years, I'm drawing a blank.
Any suggestions? I think we're much closer but just not there yet!
03-15-2013 12:55 AM
It is problem with port
You need to add exception to the windows firewall
ACT use 1433 and 1434 port
please follow the article
03-15-2013 09:33 AM
When I followed your instruction to check on the port:
A window popped up stating "Could not connect to SQL Server Instance" - so I couldn't check the port.