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Act Pro 2011 Prereq.Exceptions.InvalidInputException:

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Act Pro 2011 Prereq.Exceptions.InvalidInputException:



Using Windows Xp and tried to install Act Pro 2011.  Recieved the following:


Prereq.Exceptions.InvalidInputException:Exception of type 'Prereq.Exceptions.InvalidInputException' was thrown.

   at Prereq.Access INI.Parse (text Reader sr)

   at Prereq.Access INT..ctor (text reader tr)

   at Prereq.Program.Main (String [}args)


It went ahead and completed installation but won't allow me to begin a database.  Get a message stating "There is an error connecting to the Microsoft SQL Server."


Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I thank you in advance!


Troy Baker

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Re: Act Pro 2011 Prereq.Exceptions.InvalidInputException:

Hello Troy,

Welcome to the Sage ACT! Online Community!


Assuming the installation of the ACT! program is complete, the issue is with the MS SQL installation.  Use the instructions in the following article to manually create the 'ACT7' instance within SQL: KB Article 26994

Greg Martin