11-18-2008 07:56 AM - edited 11-18-2008 08:01 AM
OK, im trying to make a coipy of my database to do some experimenting on. i log into my regular database and click to create a copy. I choose a new name for the new database and it seems to create the copy just fine.
Now i close ACT and go to load the new database. it says it has to update. This works fine. I then try to open th database it it constantly gives me an error messege saying the dtabase administrator has to log in first. I AM the admin. i have to Users other than me set up on this database.
Any ideas? ACT! by Sage 2009 (11.0) Version 18.104.22.1687
edit: ive tried making a blank cpy as well. when i do, it says the location is invalid and i have to shoose a location on my machine.
11-19-2008 05:57 AM - edited 11-19-2008 05:59 AM
OK so even using the restore as feature on a backup wont work. i just tried that and the restore worked fine but when i tried to log into the database, it says "to complete registration, the database administrator must log in first"
what gives? this is a very recent occurance. i havent istalled any other addins or anything...
edit: I can log into the demo database just fine. havent played around with backing up and restoring that one yet. will try today
11-19-2008 07:46 AM
Just a thought
Make one of the other users an administrator.
Create the copy and try logging as them.
If you are on Vista open the ACT program as an administrator.
11-19-2008 12:37 PM
01-30-2009 11:56 AM
I'm getting the same message. Backed up on a previous machine and loaded my active DB without any problems on the new laptop (XP Pro).
Now I can't restore any earlier backup files. I get either the above or an error saying that it cannot be restored from a previous version although it was backed up and restored in V11.
04-06-2009 12:39 PM
It wasn't allowing me too.
AS soon as I hit Ok, the program closed.
Once it didn't I went to help, found registration, there is a log ther that was blank, added my reg & it worked.
Thanks, for the help.
Now Outlook isn't working (missing file - lets start over.....)