07-22-2011 02:17 AM
Will ACT! 2011 Pro run fine on SBS 2011?
There seem to be a few threads on here that speak about Firewall isues but they're inconclusive. Is anyone actually doing it successfully and if so were there any issues?
07-22-2011 05:02 AM
I don't think I have tried it yet, although I may have.
SBS 2011 is basically Windows Server 2008 R2 with other stuff layered on top.
It appears that Sage has not specifically added 2008 R2 to the list of compatible servers, not sure if that is an oversight or lack of specifics or what...
In any case, it should work.
03-26-2012 02:15 PM
03-27-2012 06:30 AM
This sounds like you are working with ACT! for Web on the SBS box...
This thread was specifically about ACT! Pro 2011, which is a different scenario as the "normal" versions of ACT! do not touch the Microsoft Internet Information Server web server.
I have given up on attempting to get ACT! for web to work reliably on an SBS box, especially since Sage has dropped support.
Here are several KB articles that were in the support site back in the second half of 2010. Assuming they are still there, here are the Answer IDs of the articles that I collected when working on this: 26005, 22988, 26720, 21731, 14868
There are likely other KB articles related that you might need.
After much work using this information and other, I was able to get ACT! for Web to run on a SBS 2008 box. Unfortunately, the next time Windows Updates were run, it changed settings, and broke ACT!. I gave up at that point as I came to conclusion that it would be an ongoing support nightmare unless you are really familiar with IIS and Sharepoint and the rest of it.
You might give serious consideration to installing your ACT! for web on either it's own "plain" Windows Server box or in a virtual machine running Windows server.