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deploy sql server express and attach demo database

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deploy sql server express and attach demo database

I am trying to install Act v18 on a Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) client. I have tried the installation several times and it always stops at the following: "deploy sql server express and attach demo database" I think I may have a corrupted installation. Any ideas on how to clean up the install or deal with this situation?

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Re: deploy sql server express and attach demo database

On some systems that step can take an inordinate amount of time.  Try waiting 20 minutes or so and see what happens.

 

Stan


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Re: deploy sql server express and attach demo database

Thanks Stan - patience is a virtue. Took about 45 minutes. Thanks again for your advice.

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Re: deploy sql server express and attach demo database

One of these days I'll figure out why it takes so long on some systems but for the time being it sounds like I should tell people to give it an hour instead of 20 minutes in the future.

 

Stan


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Re: deploy sql server express and attach demo database

Stan

I believe that all the ACT! install includes are auto-download-install links for SQL and part of the delay could be the download time.

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Re: deploy sql server express and attach demo database

That's possible.  I haven't checked to see.  I'll have to take a look at that next time I do one.  SQL 2014 Express is only a 200MB download and Act! is a 360MB download these days so it may not be in the original download.  It should only take about half as long to download as Act! does.  Still worth looking into.

 

Stan


If you would like to get more out of ACT! you can find an ACT! Certified Consultant near you by going to:www.act.com/acc.
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Stan Smith
ACT! Certified Consultant
ADS Programming Services, Inc.
(205) 222-1661
www.adsprogramming.com
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