09-29-2008 09:54 PM - last edited on 09-30-2008 07:09 AM by dlunceford
the error message is "Failed to restore remote database. The SQL Database Instance is unavailable.
I have sucessfully completed this operation on one of our laptops but i'm unable to do it for the 2nd.
Both machines have ACT! by Sage 2009 (11.0) Version 188.8.131.527
Both machines are running XP
the 1st laptop is running SQL server (act7) as well as SQL Server Browser and SQL Server VSS writer; however SQL Server Active Directory Helper is disabled
the 2nd laptop does not have SQL Server (ACT7) listed; SQL Server (MSSMLBIZ) is started, SQL active Directory Helper is Disabled, SQL Server Browser is Disables, SQL Server VSS writer is started.
can you advise?
I have disabled AV scanning on the local machine and i have allowed sqlbrowser.exe and sqlsrver.exe. I was unclear as to wether or not i should allow these on the network server??
start/run/ACTDiag produces a warning "Could not connect to the SQL server Instance"
10-01-2008 07:08 PM
I'm just giving this a bump - as i have been unable to resolve this issues myself.
Is there anyone that knows how i might resolve it?
Reviewing the situation, it appears to me that the problem is that SQL Server (ACT7) is not running on the laptop in question. It appears that the installation of ACT!2009 on that laptop encountered a problem during the instalation of SQL Server. I'm not able to determine excatly what happened. As a result SQL Server (ACT7) is not installed on the laptop and the remote database cannot be unpacked.
I thought that i might be able to install SQL Server (act7) separately and that Act!2009 would detect it and all would be ok - but i'm not able to do this from the Act "disk".
04-22-2009 06:24 AM
I have run into this a few times. I have always called ACT! tech support and had them install the ACT! SQL instance remotely - usually takes them only about 10 minutes to resolve this issue.
If you want to do it yourself, you can do so using the ACT! CD. These 2 ACT! knowledgebase articles should help: \