Dumb question. We have two copies of ACT 9.0 on two different workstations each using XP. The shared database is on one of these two machines, both of which are in the same office. Do we still have to use MS SQL in this setup? I ask because ACT!2007 is operating much slower than we were used to with ACT!2000. Thanks.
How do you disable the MS SQL on the machines not hosting the database? Also, if I install ACT!9 on a third workstation, is there something I should do during installation to avoid setting up MS SQL? Thanks for the help.
You can disable to ACT7 instance through the Services window.
Go to Start / Run and type in services.msc Scroll down until you find SQL Server (ACT7) / right click on it and go to Properties. Stop the service and change the dropdown from Automatic to Disabled.
It is highly recommended that you do not prevent the ACT install from installing SQL and instead disable it after install. In the even that there is an issue that would require some troubleshooting on a local database, you would not be able to to that until SQL has been installed and ACT is able to connect to it.