09-08-2010 01:58 PM
I'm running ACT 2010 on Windows 7 64-bit; the database files are on a shared external drive encrypted with bitlocker. This has been working swimmingly until two days ago. I manually added inbound/outbound rules, port exceptions, etc. Everything was working really great. Now, after a computer restart, when I try to bring up the database I get the message about verifying network server, check firewall, etc. I've checked and SQL is running, etc. So I restored an earlier backup and everything worked well until another restart--same message. So I tried restoring the backup again, and same thing. I checked security permissions and can't figure out why this all of a sudden is not working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
09-09-2010 06:17 AM
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It sounds like it may be an issue due to the use of the external drive and mapping of the location after a reboot. To resolve this you may need to use the Restore > Restore As function to create a new database on your local hard-drive. You can then share out the new database to other users across your network.
09-09-2010 07:13 AM
Tried that. After "restore as" the database works, but then fails to open again after a computer restart. Guess I'll just move it to the system drive--although that is much less than ideal.