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install Act v16 premium to an existing sql server or sql express instance

Copper Contributor
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Country: Hong_Kong

install Act v16 premium to an existing sql server or sql express instance

I have a an exisiting sql express 2008 database running on the computer where I will install act.

 

Is it possible to create a new database under an existing sql express instance?  If so, how?  The installation guide ( http://kb.swiftpage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/36104/kw/ ) doesn't say anything about it.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

Copper Contributor
Posts: 22
Country: Hong_Kong

Re: install Act v16 premium to an existing sql server or sql express instance

I just found this: http://kb.swiftpage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13878/kw/13878

 

Is the only way to share a database between multiple computers is through the use of PAD files?  

 

Can't act share a common sql server or sql express instance?

 

- Paul

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Re: install Act v16 premium to an existing sql server or sql express instance

If SQL Express is already installed on the computer the ACT! install won't install it but the ACT! install will create the ACT! instance of the SQL server, that cant be avoided,

Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 22
Country: Hong_Kong

Re: install Act v16 premium to an existing sql server or sql express instance

Hi Roy,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

How about installing it to an existing SQL Server? (full, not express version)

Copper Contributor
Posts: 22
Country: Hong_Kong

Re: install Act v16 premium to an existing sql server or sql express instance

I found the answers to my question for installing Act into existing SQL server instances:

 

  1. Manually create SQL Server 2008 R2 instance:
    http://kb.swiftpage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27039/
  2. Manually create SQL Express 2008 R2 db instance:
    http://kb.swiftpage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26994/