02-15-2011 08:27 PM
I'm trying to install Act! 2011 pro and I am unable to create a new database. It throws an error stating, "Unable to create the database. There is an error connecting to the Microsoft SQL server." I can't even open the demo; it will also give an error. I originally had tried to install a copy of Act! 2009 v11 but that gave me the same error, so I got frustrated and purchased Act! 2011, thinking that there was a conflict with Windows 7.
I have read that the sql server (act7) needs to be started. I try starting it but it immediately comes back saying that it started and then stopped.
I'm installing this with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit if it makes a difference.
Please help--I have spent two weeks of searching, installing and uninstalling with no avail.
02-15-2011 09:09 PM
02-15-2011 09:44 PM
02-15-2011 10:03 PM
02-15-2011 10:17 PM
Ahhh. Ok, here's what it states: The SQL Server (ACT7) service entered the stopped state.
not sure if this helps, but here's what it reads under the details tab:
02-15-2011 10:25 PM
02-15-2011 10:37 PM
Added both and restarted but the same problems still exist.
Note sure if this is a coincidence but after restart, windows wants to update .NET framework 4.
thanks helping me by the way.
02-15-2011 10:39 PM
02-16-2011 12:51 AM