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Act 2007 and Act 2009

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Act 2007 and Act 2009

I'm about to start updating our ACT 2007 database to 2009 but have a few concerns and questions as I have a few clients to upgrade in the process.


If I do the server first will the 2007 clients still be able to use the database or should I upgrade/update the server last?  


Some of the computers are new fresh 2009 installs can they open the 2007 database without issue to the old 2007 clients or the database itself?

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Re: Act 2007 and Act 2009

When updating from on version of ACT! to another:

- Update the server install first, then open the database on the server and convert it up to new version

- All client workstations must then be upgraded to the same version and build as the server in order to access the database on the server


Once a database is converted up, it cannot be converted down nor can it be accessed by an earlier version of the program.

Greig Hollister

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