Unable to open an ACT database on a 2008 server domain. New ACT installation, never used before
Posted on 2009-02-18
I'm setting up a 2008 SBS server and domain for a customer who today handed me a copy of ACT 2009 (v11) and asked me to install it for him and setup access from 5 other PCs. The server operates fine, the clients access the domain, files and shared resources fine.
I have no knowledge of ACT, and have installed it on the server and created a database which I have shared to the appropriate users. I have designated to share the db on the server, and a .PAD file has been created which appears to contain valid information as per name of server etc.
It opens and works fine from the server. But from the client PCs, it comes up with "The database xyz could not be accessed. In order to access this database, check your network connection and verify that your database server is available ..."
The database is in a shared folder \\server\ACT , and on each client pc I have mapped a drive (Y) to the ACT folder. So when opening the database on the client PC, it is Y:\dbname.pad
I have no idea how to fix this and know nothing of ACT. Some pointers would be useful please.