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I have just upgraded to Vista 64 but a core program, Act V9 (20 licences) will not run in this environment. I have tried VMware and now MS Virtual Machine and get the same error message when accessing the database "Could not connect to the SQL Server Instance".
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You might want to give Virtualbox a try:
http://www.virtualbox.org

It's worth a shot, but it's most likely that the problem is w/Act itself -- some of the shoddiest software around.

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Having had a look at what I coulds see on the web, it seems that the SQL is turning off the access to ACT in some way. I think it is an SQL problem in the VM as when I go to look at the SQL in ACTDIAG I cannot even get to see any of the SQL. ACT needs the SQL, but cannot not log on.

I agree about ACT, but a Company I do most of my work with has it and so I am stuck with it.
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Sorry. Forgot to add: Thanks for the heads up on virtualbox. Will give it a try.
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> but a Company I do most of my work with has it and so I am stuck with it.
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I feel your pain, I'm in the same boat.  In fact I'm in the process of getting that client's server moved from Server 2003 to a linux setup.  The only thing standing in my way is ACT.  So I'm about to head down a similar road.  I will be looking at setting up some kind of virtual scheme in the near future.  

Good luck!
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Great call. Virtual box works a treat. Hope you got the points ok - I seemed to have trouble awarding them! Thanks for your help.
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> Hope you got the points ok - I seemed to have trouble
> awarding them! Thanks for your help.

got 'em, thanks!

Glad it worked out for you.  Good to know that when I need to perform a similar feat, Virtualbox is the one to try firstl !
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