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Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

Bronze Contributor
Posts: 1,393
Country: USA

Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

I've been doing a lot of importanting into ACT recently, and it appears that I have to run ACT as an Admininstrator instead of just being the administrator of the single user program.

 

I'm interested in knowing how and why ACT makes the distinction.  I would think that would be a feature that would be desired or at least controlled by the administrator.

 

Thanks if you care to share your comments - or if I'm doing something wrong.

John Purdy
ACT! Premium 2016 (V. 18)
Main: HP 9470M 8GB, Win 10 Pro, & Exchange 2013 & Office 365, 32bit
Remote: Dell XPS Ultrabook with 4GB & Win 10 Pro, Office 365 32bit & Exchange 2013
Employee
Posts: 11
Country: USA

Re: Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

Hello John,

 

The distincion isn't being made in Act! this is a windows function called UAC.  The link below will give more information on this topic.

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/difference-between-run-a... 

 

If you want to always run Act! as an admin: right click the Act! shortcut and go to properties, then click the compatibility tab, check the run as admin box.  This is the same as everytime right clicking and selecting run as admin. 

 

 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Thank You,

James Starks

 

Copper Contributor
Posts: 13
Country: USA

Re: Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

I am trying to open ACT in Administrator mode.  When I right click on Act and click on properties, there is no compatibility option.  any suggestions on how to run ACT as Administrator?  Trying to sync a database and it won't let me.

Administrator
Posts: 4,024
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

Hi robgforact,

What version of Windows are you running?
Copper Contributor
Posts: 133
Country: Canada

Re: Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

I would like to add to this. I have had to use the Run as Administrator on two machines now for both Outlook 2013 and Act! Premium Version 18.2.53.0, Update 1 because we could not use email templates. Now the email templates work but if I try to drag a file onto an open Outlook message, I get an error message. I have to attach files from within Outlook now. 

 

This is a pain...

Copper Contributor
Posts: 23
Country: USA

Re: Run As Administrator vs ACT Administrator

FYI,

DesignR1 recently posted two great YouTube videos on how to run Act as Admin.

 

In this video we show you how to run as admin when you need to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nawMuuMOuys


In this video we show you how to setup ACT to always run as admin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKU9t43ozUw

 

John Marshall