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Closing down ACT windows services to allow performance improvement and ad-hoc startup

Copper Contributor
Posts: 39
Country: USA

Closing down ACT windows services to allow performance improvement and ad-hoc startup

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Hi

 

Help appreciated

 

  • ACT+SQL Server (latest versions) slow down my machine noticeably.
  • I use act one day a week and I use ACT linked in to Outlook 2007

How can I 'CORRECTLY turn off' the services or set them to automatically start when I request access to ACT - rather than them permanently running in the background??

 

I tried setting the following services to manual but then ACT would not start without me starting the services.

 

Here is the normal status of the services; please assume in your response that I am a little bt technical.

 

ACT Scheduler - Stopped

ACTService - Running

ACTSmartTaskService - Running

SQLAgent$ACT7 - Stopped

SQLBrowser - Running

SQLWriter - Running

 

many thanks in advance for any help

 

Nickel Contributor
Posts: 249
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Closing down ACT windows services to allow performance improvement and ad-hoc startup

You could set the services to manual and then create a bat file to start the services.

 

example:-

 

net start MSSQL$ACT7

net start ActService

net start ActSmartTaskService

net start SQLBrowser

 

all you would need to do is run the bat file before opening ACT!

 

 

 

Copper Contributor
Posts: 39
Country: USA

Re: Closing down ACT windows services to allow performance improvement and ad-hoc startup

cool!!

 

so create act.bat as a text file on the desktop .

 

what would be the syntax to start up one of the services please?

and could it executed done remotely as well?

Nickel Contributor
Posts: 249
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Closing down ACT windows services to allow performance improvement and ad-hoc startup

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I put the syntax in the example above

 

net start SQLBrowser

net start MSSQL$ACT7

 

to do it remotly you will probably need to use the sc command first I.E.

sc \\SERVERNAME start SERVICENAME

 

I'm sure you could search for more examples on google