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Can't Put Database on Server

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Posts: 8
Country: United States

Can't Put Database on Server

I just upgraded from ACT 6.0 to 11.0. We used to hold the database on the server, but now when I try to save it on our server, I get this error message:

 

Directory lookup for the file "H:\ACT\Iowa_Buses.ADF" failed with the operating system error 3(the system cannot find the path specified.).

 

Any ideas?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,653
Country: USA

Re: Can't Put Database on Server

The ACT! program also needs to be installed on the server because the database must be on a local drive to the installation of the ACT! program. No additional license is required and the database can then be shared over the network.
Roy Laudenslager
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New Member
Posts: 8
Country: United States

Re: Can't Put Database on Server

Is this a change from the previous version of ACT we had?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,653
Country: USA

Re: Can't Put Database on Server

Yes. ACT! no longer directly controls the database. The database connects and is opened by the SQL server and ACT! connects to the database through the SQL server.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 8
Country: United States

Re: Can't Put Database on Server

Thanks for all of your help on this, Roy. I'm still having problems. We installed ACT on the server and then converted one of our ACT databases on that computer. I tried to access that database from my computer, and now it says "Could not find a database called MinnesotaSchoolBus on host MYNAME". Do you have any direction for me? Thanks!
Copper Contributor
Posts: 24
Country: India

Re: Can't Put Database on Server

Hi,

 

 

please follow the below KB article :

 

 

Error Message "Cannot find database supplemental files folder in this location "

 

 

it will resolve the ProblemSmiley Wink

Copper Contributor
Posts: 24
Country: India

Re: Can't Put Database on Server

Hi,

 

 

please go to the main Computer open the ACT database..

 

tools--> database maintaince-->check on the Share DB

 

 

and then tried to access the DB from the other computer

 

it will open fine