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Can't access database from 2nd workstation

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Country: United States

Can't access database from 2nd workstation

I use ACT 2007 V 9.1.0.162 on an XP pro workstation. I transfered the databases to 2003 server and pointed the workstation to it and it worked fine.

I then installed the same copy of ACT to an XP pro laptop on the same subnet. I can see the databases but am prompted for a user name and password when I attempt to open them. I am only allowed one user but the same usernamd and password that works with the workstation does not work for the laptop??

Do I need to install a second copy of ACT on the laptop to access the databases on the server?

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Posts: 955
Country: Australia

Re: Can't access database from 2nd workstation

In theory if you are logging in as the same user this should work. I would test disable the Firewall in services.msc not from the control panel and see if this lets you log in. If this works then you have a firewall sharing problem.

 

You might also look at disabling simple file sharing on the XP box

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