08-21-2012 11:54 AM
This happens when I try to install ACT pro 2009:
ACT! Installer has detected that the ACT7 instance is either not running or disabled.\n\nSystem.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at PrereqCommon.SQLMethods.HardReset(String strSecurityCmdLnApp, String ACTPath)
at PrereqCommon.SQLMethods.InstallSQL2005(String SourcePath, String ACTPath, String Param, String strSAPWD, Boolean InstallSP)
at PrereqCommon.SQLMethods.PrepareAndInstallSQL2005(String strSrcPath, String strSQLPath, String strACTPath, String strSQLAccount, String strSQLCollation, Boolean IsSPNeeded)
08-22-2012 09:32 AM
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If you have no other programs on the computer using Microsoft SQL Server, you can uninstall all components of Microsoft SQL Server, then rename the 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server' (add '-old' to the end). Reboot the computer and attempt the installation.
08-28-2012 08:11 AM
Apparently the installation found an existing piece of MS SQL that it could not access/update.
To tell if other programs are using MS SQL, when uninstalling MS SQL through 'Add or Remove Programs' ('Programs and Features' for Win7/Vista) it will prompt you to select an instance to remove; if ACT7 is the only one listed, no other programs are using SQL > proceed with uninstall. If others are listed, cancel the installation.
Once all Microsoft SQL components have been uninstalled, continue with the step to rename the 'C:/program files/Microsoft SQL Server' folder and reinstall.