ACT! 10 Migration help needed.

I have been commisioned to replace Windows 2003 Server with ACT! 10 and I need to how to  move the ACT 10 Application and database to the new server.
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zpomoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here are the steps to move an ACT database:

 install same version of ACT.
on old server,  do an ACT backup  (in ACT,  FILE > Backup > Database)
Open up the new database on the new server.  (File > Restore > Database > Restore AS)

This gets you the database running on the server.

you'll have to make sure that the PAD files on the clients get updated. (it contains server/db location etc)
Once you restore the backup on the new server, it will create a pad file (in Db directory).  You can distribute this file to all users.   -- Or simply go around to each client and open up ACT and (File > Open)  and navigate to new server / new db location.

** Make sure when you back it specifies to also backup your attachments folder.  (if your attachment folder is many gigs, then I prefer to copy it seperately, and not have ACT back it up.)
Mike LazarusConnect With a Mentor Act! Evangelist - CRM ConsultantCommented:
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