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ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

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ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

Hi,

 

I have taken over the support of Win 2003 SBS with a network of a number of XP machines.

 

These XP machines run ACT! 8.0 on them and now the users require a number of new machines adding to the network.

 

I am new to ACT! and therefore please could you guys give me directions on how to install ACT! on the new machines in this network?

 

Many thanks.

 

Gavin.

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Country: Australia

Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

First - do you mean ACT! 2006 (8.0) - Standard or Premium?

How many users as Standard is limited to 10

 

Do you have the appropriate number of license - you need one per user.

 

Here are some instructions to share an ACT! database on a LAN:

http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2009/02/sharing-act-network-or-sync.html

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Standard or Premium. I would need to check this out. Currently they have 5 users. What is the difference between the two?

 

If the server holds the ACT! database is it just a case of installing the ACT! application on the client and getting it to point to the server share or can you run all off the server?

 

Gavin.

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

If it's standard, I still have some ACT! 2006 licenses if you need.

 

Yes, just a matter of installing on the clients and opening the database

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

Thank you for the offer of the ACT! 2006 licenses if standard.

 

Do you have client installation instructions?

 

Regards.

 

Gavin.

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

Thanks for all the help Mike.

 

On a separate note these XP clients also run Sage 50 Accounts 2008 on them. As I am new to this product as well do you have any technical skills in this?

 

Gavin.

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

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Re: ACT! 8.0 on Win 2003 SBS

Just a quick note about new machines and Act! 2006 (v8), it is not compatible with Vista or Win7.
Greg Martin
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