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Act! (previously known as Sage ACT!) is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. Act! features include contact, company and opportunity management, a calendar, communication tools, the ability to track prospective customers, "dashboards", reports, and the ability to synchronize data from other applications or other Act! users over the web.

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Which Database Choose?

This Article about choose the NOSQL database based on application requirement. Different NoSQL DB’s available, there are three primary concerns you must balance when choosing a data management system: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance.

 

* Consistency means that each client always has the same view of the data. * Availability means that all clients can always read and write.

* Partition tolerance means that the system works well across physical network partitions.

 

Chose the Database system based on your application requirement.

 Example Comparing MongoDB and CouchDB.

As you can see in the diagram, MongoDB and CouchDB are built with a slightly different focus. Both scale across multiple nodes easily, but MongoDB favours consistency while CouchDB favours availability.

In the MongoDB replication model, a group of database nodes host the same data set and are defined as a Replica set. One of the nodes in the set will act as primary and the others will be secondary nodes. The primary node is used for all write operations, and by default all read operations as well. This means that replica sets provide strict consistency. Replication is used to provide redundancy - to recover from hardware failure or service interruptions.

CouchDB uses a replication model called Eventual consistency. In this system, clients can write data to one node of the database without waiting for other nodes to come into agreement. The …
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Hi,
I have lost an Excel file several times for not disconnecting an API program.
Therefore I would like a message box saying "Have you logged off?" that appears when I try to close the Excel workbook. This will act as a reminder and save me from hours of file reconstruction.
Many thanks
Ian
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Hello:

I have created an Excel spreadsheet that pulls data from SQL through a T-SQL query that I created and placed in the Excel "Data" menu's "Connections" section.

I just found out that I need to add a column, to this spreadsheet, that will act as a formula column to eliminate a case sensitivity issue.

Anyway, this column will be a permanent column in the sense that the formula in each row for that column will need to be automatically "copied straight down" the column every time a new row is added to SQL and therefore to the spreadsheet.

How do I go about doing this?

Thank you!

John
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I have a client who will be running ACT 2012 until his company merges with another early next year.

I've just installed ACT 2012 Pro on a Windows 10 Machine running Office 2016.  With a little tweaking the program works under Windows 10.  However, in the ACT 2012 email setup, Outlook (2016) does not show up as a choice.  I've seen this before with other programs such as old versions of Simply Accounting, and that sort of thing.

Is there a workaround for this? (Actually I'm not sure what's causing it).  I can install Outlook 2007 back on his machine for the time being, but I'd rather not.

Thanks.
Dave
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Hello!

I am designing a template that sales people will use to log their activity. I want to make it so that, for example, cell D3 changes to "someone@example.com" when email is selected from the drop down list in E3 or "(XXX)-XXX-XXXX" when mobile phone is selected. This is easy to be done, however, when a sales person goes to log the data they will have to erase the formula to put in the info. Is there any way it can display the data I want but then act like an empty cell when a user goes to input data?
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I have a client with Sage 50 accounting and a time clock.  They have successfully exported the time clock data but sage is not able to import.  Indeed, when you try, all the Import Templates under every category is missing.

How can we get them back?!?
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Our domain controller is down for good. We have 2nd DC which act as backup. Active directory is there but no DNS and when i tried installing DNS, it gives me an error
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Hi Experts,

I want to find out if there is a way I can control the load behaviour of certain MS Office Add-ons via GPO. In specific terms the ACT! intergration add-in which adds historical records into ACT! when a user emails the client via outlook.

I'm also engaging ACT! support resources on this however I wanted to know about the Add-on to see if I could control it that way and could potentially fix?

If anyone has any ideas or advise, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

J
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I'm used to setting up mail hosts with a secondary which is actually a smarthost in case the main host goes down for a while.
In this case, I have a primary mail server but it's on a network that sometimes has issues and for a variety of reasons, we cannot move it.

Therefore, I want to build a server in one of our data centers that can be highly reliable but it should basically act as the sender and smarthost.

Meaning, it should authoritatively send outgoing email from hosts inside the LAN but it should also act as a smarthost should any of that email be bound for the primary host. If the primary is down, then hang on to the email, keep trying until the host is back online.

I'm not sure how something like this would be set up since I don't want to make the smarthost the primary in the MX DNS records. Kinda confusing no?
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Has anyone out there every migrated ACT! 2009 from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011?  Old software I know, but I'm trying to help a friend who still uses this.

Essentially I've successfully installed and registered ACT! On the SBS 2011 server and moved all data across from the SBS 2003 server.  I can connect to ACT on the SBS 2011 server locally, but cannot get it working over the network.  Any ideas?
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diagramNeed some assistance with designing the best soultion for the storefront servers that will offer both the most efficent conenction for users and resilience. I have a diagram that show the network layout where users and app servers will be situation.

Zone1: Has local storefront server. Users access application hosted locally on site and also application deployed in Zone app servers.

Zone2: Storefront used to service users connecting from European sites to access apps on Zone 2 servers.

Question. What is the best way to configure the storefront server at each site? Ideally I want them to act as a failover. I also want to them to a zone so that users connections are serviced by the closest storefront server.

In the past I have used a round robin connection. but i dont think this is best for this setup, or is there some other way I can achieve this?

I think the problem is that I want to use a single unique name for the storefront connection. This works fine with a round robin setup, but i dont see how i can use this method with zones as well.

I could have both servers in zone two using round robin, this is the center of this MPLS network and the connection to zone 1 is 100MG.

Your thoughts?
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Their primary location, here in xxxx, has a new server up and running with a single Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard VM that is acting as their domain controller, primary DNS server, and file server for their xxxxx office.  In xxxxx, we have an identical server that we are spinning up a new Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard VM on.  This server will act as a file server for their aaaaaa office, but I also want it to be a domain controller and DNS server for their office.  Now, here's the thing though.  I want them to BOTH be on the same domain.  In other words, I want to setup xxxxxx to be the primary domain controller, and aaaaaa as the secondary domain controller.  All of the workstations will point to the xxxx VM as their primary DNS and the aaaaa VM as their secondary DNS via a site-to-site VPN connecting the two networks.  In aaaaa, it would be just the reverse, with their workstations looking at the aaaaa VM as their primary DNS and then xxxxx as the secondary DNS.

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In practice, this was working fine when we had it setup working in the lab.  However, from an actual deployment and production standpoint, what do you think?  Are there issues with having basically a "child" domain controller of a primary domain located in a different location connected via Site-to-Site VPN?
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I am trying to install SMS4Act on a computer.
We run a network environment with WIndows 2012 server.  The workstation is Windows 10.  Using Act v16.
I managed to correctly install it once and had it working.  It was a normal install.  It installed without changing any firewall or antivirus settings.
Then I made the mistake of updating it (according to their instructions) and it disappeared.  It still shows in Act when I look at Tools > manage add-ins, but is no longer available.  It will no longer install when I run through the install again.  The install completes with no error messages.
When trying to prepare for the re-install, I run their uninstall program, remove all references to SMS in the registry, delete all files/folders starting with the name SMS.  Nothing works.
I also tried installing it on my own office PC where Act is installed and it will not install, even the I can also see it in add-ins in my Act software.

I'd really like to get it to work correctly.  Any help would be appreciated.
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I have a primary router DSL, and a secondary router in another part of the house. The problem I'm having is after both being online a link the time, the secondary router affects the primary router and causes it to run slowly. I added a gigabyte switch between the primary router and the secondary router, thinking that would act as a diode not allowing the secondary router to communicate and confuse the 1st router. How would I set the 2nd router up so that it did not communicate and interfere with the 1st router? I have to reboot probably 3 times a day, and after I do both run okay for a while, then the secondary router somehow communicates with the primary and causes it to slowdown. This has nothing to do with what either router is doing, they can just be setting static and it happens.
Hopefully gAksland
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Does anyone know if I can set up PLEX PLUS on two computers on my home network?  If so, how do I do it?  I currently have it set up on one computer but when I turn it off, I loose access to their server.  I read somewhere that I could use PORT FORWARDING but I'm not familiar with this.  The ideal thing would be to have the router act as a host and send it to all network connected devices in my home.  Is this possible? Thanks
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We have a new workstation that act as a server for some new time keeping software. The file "http://TIMESERV/InfiniTimeEmployeeModule
runs through a web browser. We have a separate office that runs on its own network but shares the internet connection via fiber. We need to access and run the files in a shared folder on the acting server. We use "logmein" service but I don't think this will be able to do what we need. What would be the best way to accomplish this other than running a separate cable connection.
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Almost we tried a plenty of CRM systems for our company. But the result is not much good because one or more requirements are missed or budgets, etc. Then one of our clients recommend ACT CRM, it helps to manage our customers and contacts. But now we're facing some problems in the ACT.

Recently, we upgraded our machine into windows 10. Afterward, ACT not fully supported with windows 10. This issue raised once upgrade finished, still now we stuck with an operating system issue. Then sometimes crashing occurs, any solutions are available in outside. Share your suggestions, thank you.
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I am currently working on a machine which runs Act CRM, the original problem was with Act to solve the Act issue Outlook needs to be run as admin but as stated in the question, when I do so the mapped drives no longer appear when trying to attach a document. This problem makes no sense and I hope someone can shine some light on it.
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Wondered if anyone can help. I've Googled followed threads in hope that I can resolve the issue of my emails not attaching to my ACT records. We're on a cloud based solution but none of my colleague seem to have this issue.

ACT data is attached via Manage Comm Add in but after a while it drops off again - we suspected in occurs after updates but as I mentioned earlier it doesn't appear to affect my colleagues.

Finally, the last time I tried to Manage Comm Add In, the usual highlighted Always enable this add in but I can't get it to attach !!!

Any ideas ?
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Act! (previously known as Sage ACT!) is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. Act! features include contact, company and opportunity management, a calendar, communication tools, the ability to track prospective customers, "dashboards", reports, and the ability to synchronize data from other applications or other Act! users over the web.

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