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Installation Error Message -> SQL Error

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Installation Error Message -> SQL Error

Installing ACT! 2010 on a new laptop. During the SQL database installation I get an error message that the SQL installation was unsuccessful and ACT! has to close. Any idea how to fix this?



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Re: Installation Error Message -> SQL Error

Hello Travelpro,

Welcome to the Sage ACT! Online Community!


To help determine/resolve your issue with the SQL installation - IF no other programs are using Microsoft SQL Server, go ahead and uninstall any components through the Programs and Features option.  Disable UAC through the Control Panel > Users option.  Reboot the computer.  Reinstall only the SQL program using the instructions in the following article: KB Article 19386


If the SQL installation is successful, proceed with installing ACT!.


If the SQL installation fails, it should provide more specific error messages - please post them here.

Greg Martin