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Can I disable option to make new databases?

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Can I disable option to make new databases?

I'm new to this community so if I'm doing something wrong, I apologize

 

We have Act! version 17.0.151.0, installed on Win7 workstations and Small Business Server 2008.

 

The users open databases that are stored on the server. Is there a way to keep them (users) from creating new databases of their own? We don't want them to be able to create new databases on the server or their hard drives.

 

Thanks,

Rusty

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Re: Can I disable option to make new databases?

All new databases must be created on a local drive so a workstation can't create a new database on the server. If the ACT! instance of the SQL server is removed from the local workstation that would block creation of a database on the workstation however overall ACT! performance may suffer.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Can I disable option to make new databases?

Thanks Roy for the information.

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Re: Can I disable option to make new databases?

Hi Rusty,

It is also possible to remove the New Database option from the File menu by opening Tools > Customise > Menus and Toolbars, then clicking on File and right-clicking New Database.

Note: This needs to be done on each installation, and won't remove the new database option from the welcome screen when no database is currently open.