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Upgrade Sage ACT 2003 to 2011 Pro question?

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Were upgradeing from Sage Act 2003 to Act Pro 2011

There is one data base that everyone accesses over the network in a small office, so if we upgrade one of the pc client installations running 2003 will it requirer all to upgrade

Must be a daily user of ACT to recive points!
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Mike Lazarus earned 250 total points
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Yes ... all users sharing a database MUST be on same version

There wasn't an ACT! 2003 - 2000 was V5.0; 2002 and 2004 were releases of 6.0

Assuming you do mean one of those, see:
http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2010/01/tips-for-converting-act-60-or-earlier.html
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Thank you for the link, your answer was a time-saver!

For my notes and your entertainment, here's how this office's "upgrade" all went down. It was a rainy afternoon, and the office was cooking along on slow old computers running Office 2003 and some early version of Act! which I obviously don't know. But it was all compatible. Slow, outdated, without new features, but compatible.

One users' Office 2003 installation became corrupt, due to a trojan virus, to the point where it would not even open Word or Excel. They called me in to fix it, and the only way I could was to re-install Office (after killing the virus and scrubbing that registry clean, office cleanup cuz uninstall didn't work).

Of course they didn't have a clue about anything computer-related in their office, and were too frantically busy to remember. An hour of digging thru old files and cds, and I found their Office 2003 license key, but NO installer CDs. I even wasted time trying to download the 2003 installer, but the only legit version I could find, didn't match their key version! Thanks Microsoft. So I thought I was doing them a favor by upgrading that machine to Office 2007.

Turns out the "export-to-excel" function in the old Act! is not compatible with Office 2007. So we decided to consider upgrading their Act! Which is what brought me to this question.

If all their workstations, or even just one, have Office 2007, then they all need a newer version of Act! in order to use all the advanced features.
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