01-29-2009 10:57 AM
I set up a networked ACT configuration. I originally assigned passwords to the users. However, we have decided to eliminate the passwords and the logon screen. But after I removed the passwords, we still get the logon screen, which we also want to eliminate. How do I do that?
I know that it is somehow tied to the database. I have a separate ACT database without a logon. When I logon my own remoted database (different server), it does not show the logon screen. Yet, when I open the other database, it still shows the logon screen.
01-29-2009 11:04 AM
01-29-2009 11:33 AM
At this point, I have four users. I have reset all the passwords to be blank, and the passwords are set to never expire. So no passwords exist, at least as I would define it. So why would it require the logon screen. This occurs both at the ACT running on the server and the local laptop. By your definition, I should no longer be getting the logon screen.
So the real question is - once you have a password enabled, are you ever able to eliminate the logon screen?
If I create a new database and import the data from the problem database, will the problem move to the new database?
01-29-2009 11:37 AM
01-29-2009 11:50 AM
Don't I look and appear stupid. Actually the database not showing the logon screen was a multi-user database, but I have since de-activated the other users. So my guess then is that once the number of active users goes to more than 1, the logon screen occurs.
And as you note, once there is more than one user, ACT needs to know who the user is. I would argue (unsuccessfully it appears) that the "remember password" box being checked should cause the logon to occur automatically. But at least now I understand why I can't do what I would like to do.
Thanks for your patience. The transition from Act 6 to Act 2009 (11) has its learning curve for me. But I do like most of the changes in ACT compared to one of the first versions to try to use MSDE. So far ACT has been very reliable.