I just installed Pro 2012 onto a computer that is operating Windows 7 Professional. The program (ACT) downloaded properly and I was able to run the demo database. The database is on a local computer not being shared from a server. I went to create a new database and after several minutes I received the following message.
Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.
I x'ed out of the message and closed the program. I attempted to log back in to Act and choose the database I just created, which was showing up, but when I clicked on it the program just sits for a long time and eventually either freezes up or I get the same message.