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ACT in workgroup, no domain, no server

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ACT in workgroup, no domain, no server

Recently upgraded 7 license environment to Pro 2012 in a windows workgroup. Performance is terrible. Mix of Win7 and XP machines. Any suggestion or best practices to make this work?

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Re: ACT in workgroup, no domain, no server

Hello Wesselt,
Welcome to the Sage ACT! Online Community!

Can you provide some additional details to your situation:
- What was previous version of ACT!?
- Can you quantify 'performance is terrible'? Ex: A particular function, time to respond (how long)...
- If you open the database on the host machine, how is the performance? Same as other workstations or better?
- If you open the demo database (or create a new one) on a workstation, how is its response time compared to shared database?


Greg Martin
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Re: ACT in workgroup, no domain, no server

Upgraded from 2009, all went smooth. Performance seems similar on all machines, including host (Win7 SP1, Intel Core2 DUo E7500 @ 2.93 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 32 bit.

 

Opening Demo seems about same performance. All functions seem to delay some, couple seconds maybe.

 

I run the database maintenace fairly regularly.

 

 

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Re: ACT in workgroup, no domain, no server

So you are running in a peer to peer situation (ie - one of the workstations is acting as the server)?

 

A core 2 Duo with only 3 GB of RAM is not a super beefy system.  Have you tried this:  Close all apps on the "server" machine and don't use it for any other purpose other than allowing it to act as the ACT! server...

 

See if you notice some improvement.

 

I am running our ACT! database locally on my machine, not shared, database of about 2500 contacts - SQL server is using a GB of data.

 

Windows 7 is going to need a good share of the remaining 2GB you have avaialbe in your system and then if you toss in having Outlook and a web browser open, you can see how 3 GB can disappear real quick.  Once the system gets into a memory starved situation, it begins swapping out to disk, which slows things down big time.  The kind of PC you listed probably doesn't have a terribly fast hard drive, so performance takes a digger...